Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth, #4)

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth, #4)

by Robin Patchen

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Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth, #4) by Robin Patchen

"Kelsey huddled in the corner, tried to make herself invisible. Outside, she heard a muffled voice, a shout, and the pounding of footsteps across the porch. Then, the unmistakable jingle of keys. The lock turned. The door opened. And her last chance for escape melted like snow.”​

--Robin Patchen, award winning author of Finding Amanda and Convenient Lies.

A lost little boy steals his heart.

When Eric finds eight-year-old Daniel alone in the woods, he has no idea where the boy came from or how he's survived the wintery New Hampshire weather. He figures once he hands the boy off to child services, his part in Daniel's drama will be over. He couldn't be more wrong.

She’ll do anything to keep her son safe. 

Kelsey sneaks into Nutfield with a goal and a secret, but when she's arrested and sees Eric, her first and only love, all her plans to expose her enemy fall apart. 

The past catches up with them.

Together, Eric and Kelsey fight to protect Daniel, an innocent child caught in a dangerous game. Can Eric help Kelsey bring down her enemies without risking his heart...again? Will Kelsey have to walk away from the only man she's ever loved...again?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154966617
Publisher: JDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/19/2018
Series: Hidden Truth , #4
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 157,107
File size: 361 KB

About the Author

Aside from her family and her Savior, Robin Patchen has two loves—writing and traveling. If she could combine them, she’d spend a lot of time sitting in front of her laptop at sidewalk cafes and ski lodges and beachside burger joints. She’d visit every place in the entire world—twice, if possible—and craft stories and tell people about her Savior. Alas, time is too short and money is too scarce for Patchen to traipse all over the globe, even if her husband and kids wanted to go with her. So she stays in Oklahoma, shares the Good News when she can, and writes to illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.

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Innocent Lies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the way this series has started and progressed, incorporating new characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing series ! I LOVE a book that I can't put down. Every book made me excited to read the next one.
Christianfictionandmore More than 1 year ago
Readers will be glad that they once again returned to Nutfield, New Hampshire. We have been wondering throughout this series what brought Eric Nolan to this small, New England town, and Patchen is now ready to reveal the answer, one that I am sure none of us saw coming. Readers will enjoy encountering old friends and making new ones of Kelsey and Daniel around whom this story centers. The antagonists of Innocent Lies are darker than those previously encountered in the Hidden Truth series, being involved in the sex trafficking business, a business that sells bodies and threatens to steal souls. Patchen’s ability to write believable dialogue, build sensory filled settings, and navigate complex plots is once again on display in Innocent Lies. She has gifted the series’ readers with a special gift at the end of this book. While all of the books in this series work as a stand-alone read, it is my opinion that readers will get greater enjoyment of reading the books in order to benefit from the back story as new characters are introduced. I once again thank Robin Patchen for providing me with a copy of her work in exchange for an honest review. I received no monetary compensation for this review.
DChatley More than 1 year ago
So good, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time not wanting to put this book down. This story very tactfully deals with sex trafficking and the affect on the woman trapped in this lifestyle. While at the same time, this story is about forgiveness, compassion, grace, and friendship. And while God is not a major player in this story, I liked how the main characters turn to him during times of trial and difficulty. This story is sure to pull at your heart strings while at the same time giving you a glimpse of the dark realities that go on in our world where woman are not valued. And this contrast between the treasures of life and the darkness of evil are very well balanced in this story. I loved this book and I highly recommend it. In this book you meet Kelsey, a desperate mom on the run from the man who had treated her as property to be loaned, rented and sold. And she is tired of this life on the run after 10 years. So in a final desperate attempt to protect her son, she makes plans to keep him safe even if its without her. As part of her plans, the boy is found by a police detective who makes sure the boy is safe. But the detective cannot help but wonder what kind of monster mother would leave her child behind like that. And as the story unfolds, you as the reader will find yourself rooting for this mom and her son. Will the mom be able to reunite with her son, will she ever enjoy freedom again? Get your copy today and prepare to feel anger, joy, compassion, and disgust at different times in this story.
thicks More than 1 year ago
Choices, lies, innocence stolen, lives destroyed. In this book of the series we get a small glimpse at human trafficking, well at least the results and impact on one of the group. Its been 10 years but she knew that he was the safest place for him. She has so many secrets, if she lives to tell them it will be a miracle. He has a few surprising up his sleeve that he has kept from the group as well. By the time it's all out this author has once again given you new characters to love and dissect along with plenty of action. I have not experienced this author prior to this series and I must say I have truly missed out. Every book in the series has been extremely well written with carryover characters and awesome plots. If I ever get in trouble this is the group of friends to have. It is a thrill to read a mystery/thriller that keeps you going from start to finish and is a clean read. Oh what a joy it is!!!
FictionWithFaith More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of Robin Patchen's books and if you're already a fan, you will not be disappointed in this one, especially if you've been following the Hidden Truth Series. This is Book 4, I believe, and they just keep getting better and better!
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Innocent Lies by Robin Patchen Hidden Truth Series Book Four Eric Nolan is an officer in the small town of Nutfield, New Hampshire. His life had taken a turn for the worst ten years ago—a secret none of his friends or coworkers know about here. Thankfully, he has Magic, a dog that needed him as much as he needed her when he found her on the road. But his quiet, lonely life is about to change...in big ways. Kelsey has been running for a long time. And she can't stop...yet. She has to protect the people she loves. That includes finding a safe place for her son, Daniel. As long as she knows he's safe, she can finish her mission to stop a bad man who has destroyed so much of her life...and her family's. Great series. The author takes the reader through so many twists and turns—through so many emotions. I love that she always has different points of views from not only the main characters, but also secondary ones. **Mild sensual content
Naty More than 1 year ago
When Eric sees Kelsey, his lost wife for ten years, in Nutfield Police Ofice he can’t help but be shocked. Everybody except him thought her death after she tried to rescue her sister Danielle from Carlos, a women trafficker. She is been on the run trying to keep her son Daniel safe, but now that she is Nutfield she is putting Erc and all his friends in danger while they try to catch Carlos and save Kelsey and her son’s life. Can Kelsey and Eric solve the imagery and have a chance to be together again? You can’t put the book down until the end.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
Nate was a by line reporter, he didn’t want to be in the thick of it, he couldn’t survive. He loved the city, yet, leaving after 14 years. A plea to help Marsia her half sister Leslie, wants his help. Said Marsia left a clue with him, of where money was at. Leslie was in danger, he didn’t like the alternative. 8 years Marsia, hadn’t gotten an email, she and her daughter felt safe here. To risk it all, her sister was in danger, Nate had to come also. Trying to figure out who had the money, who was now giving out the threats. Why wait this long to find the money didn’t make sense. Leslie acting like a spoiled kid, at times, yet, the older sister. Overall a good plot
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
Nate was a by line reporter, he didn’t want to be in the thick of it, he couldn’t survive. He loved the city, yet, leaving after 14 years. A plea to help Marsia her half sister Leslie, wants his help. Said Marsia left a clue with him, of where money was at. Leslie was in danger, he didn’t like the alternative. 8 years Marsia, hadn’t gotten an email, she and her daughter felt safe here. To risk it all, her sister was in danger, Nate had to come also. Trying to figure out who had the money, who was now giving out the threats. Why wait this long to find the money didn’t make sense. Leslie acting like a spoiled kid, at times, yet, the older sister. Overall a good plot
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
Once again Robin Patchen has developed a compelling story about a social evil that few of us know much about but would prefer to believe does not exist. How many of us believe that human beings involved in prostitution have chosen that life for themselves? Do we understand that a huge number of those people did not choose that but are held captive by evil people who consider them to be nothing more than property to be used to bring in exorbitant sums of money for the traffickers? The heroine of the story did not choose that life but was taken captive when she attempted to rescue her fourteen-year-old sister. She managed to escape and had been on the run for ten years with her son whom the trafficker believed to be his own. Now her primary goal in life is to get her son to safety and bring down the man who had done atrocious things to her and had her young sister murdered. The hero is her husband who had never given up on her in spite of the fact he was told she was dead. As the title indicates, the story includes its share of lies but few of them are innocent. Criminals involved in trafficking prey on unsuspecting people who will believe what they are told because they want to think life can be better and the criminals tell them what they want to hear. The big question for me was where did Kelsey get the idea she could bring down a human trafficker? She was either exceptionally brave or totally out of her mind. I cannot imagine such an endeavor. It made for some exciting reading. I received an advance copy of this book from the author. This is my honest review. All opinions are strictly my own.
PatGMoore More than 1 year ago
I loved this book because of the fast paced action, the lovable characters, the interaction between Eric and Kelsey and the little boy Daniel. I hated having to put the book down because I didn't want to wait on the next page. Eric finds 8 year old Daniel in a snow storm. His thoughts about any mother that would leave a child out in this kind of weather to freeze would be unprintable if this wasn't a Christian book. Eric is in for a tumultuous time with Daniel and when Kelsey comes back into his life. There is plenty of action, suspense and trying to stay one step away from danger. This is only the second book I've read by this author but definitely won't be my last. Two books in a row & I'm hooked on her style of writing Christian Romantic Suspense. She just went on my "favorite authors" list. These are authors are ones that I buy their books by author's name & not by title.