Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies

Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies

by Nancy Naigle


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Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies is a sweet, down-home story of love overcoming all obstacles — from the crossroads of small town and suspense.

America’s beloved country superstar Cody Tuggle never expected to be one of America’s most wanted. At least that’s how he feels since he’s been accused of murdering his scheming agent. Desperate to prove he’s innocent, he turns to his only alibi, award-winning photographer Kasey Phillips, who recently toured with him and his band.

After an exciting life on the road, Kasey has settled down in small-town Adams Grove with her five-year-old son. Unexpectedly reunited with Cody, she finds herself open to love again. But just when she’s ready to fall, everything she ever believed about him is called in to question, and she’s faced with more than just being his alibi.

Cody has waited a long time for genuine love, and he can’t let this chance with Kasey slip away. But as the evidence stacks up, the accusations against him put a damper on the sparks flying between them. Can he convince Kasey he’s innocent, and will she clear his name in time? Or will their dreams of the future be the victim of a deadly lie?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612186986
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Series: Adams Grove Novel Series , #4
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
It was great to finally read more of Kasey and Cody, and to go back to Adams Grove. There is always the perfect blend of small town life, and mystery and suspense. I was curious to see how everything was going to play out between Kasey, Cody, and Scott. Cody is really interesting. He is a small town guy living in a big world, and there is so much more to him then what you would expect from a music superstar. I think it is impossible to not love his character. Kasey is great as well. She is tough, but she has her weak spots, and seeing her handle those makes the story even better. Jake adds a cool element to the story. While you clearly get to see how Nick's death and the kidnapping affected Kasey, you also get to see how they affected Jake, which is interesting. Jake seems fine, and his main concern is just taking care of his mom. She is what he worries about, but he still has that innocent trust for people that Kasey lost during the ordeal. He is just a really sweet kid! The story was exciting, of course, and I loved seeing everything come together. Hopefully, we see these characters again. I'd like to see what happens to Pete! This was definitely another great Nancy Naigle book!
MisfitGeek More than 1 year ago
The Adams Grove books are such fun to read.  This one is no exception.  Naigle is a master at balancing romance and mystery with plenty of southern charm.  This book is a sequel for Out of Focus, which is the second book in this series.  Once again, I was surprised to find out who the killer was.  I had some suspects in mind but was not correct in my guesses. I was so happy that Kasey and Cody were brought back together in this book.  I was pleased with how their relationship progressed.  The supporting characters were expertly created and integrated into the story.  I was, however, a little disappointed about how Scott Calvin was portrayed in this book.  His actions didn’t seem to be in line with his established personality throughout this series. I would recommend reading this book to anyone who enjoys a quality romance with a mystery thrown into the mix.  The entire Adams Grove series are fun and fast reads.  I do recommend reading the second book in the series, Out of Focus, before this one.  It will be a much more enjoyable experience.  I do hope Naigle will continue with this series.  I have fallen in love with Adams Grove and its residents.
lsmeadows More than 1 year ago
Caveat:  This book is a sequel to Out of Focus and is better if read in order.   I have been hooked on Nancy Naigle's Adams Grove series of novels since the first book, Sweet Tea and Secrets.  Her current entry to the series, Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies is perhaps my favorite one of the bunch. As the first  three books in the Adam's Grove series, Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies is a love story with a mystery throw in, a genre which Nancy Naigle is a master at.   As Pecan Pie opens, photographer Kasey Phillips is living on her farm outside of Adams Grove.  She is still a photographer, still raising her son, and still best friends with the local Sheriff, when Country superstar Cody Tuggle calls to ask if he and "the boys" can stay at her place for a few days during a break in their current tour.  Once there, he and Kasey rekindle the feelings that were unresolved at the end of Out of Focus, while Kasey was traveling with Cody to work on a book of photographs about his tour. While there, someone murders Cody's agent and makes sure that the evidence points directly to Cody.  Cody heads home to Oklahoma to sort things out, taking Kasey and her son Jake with him.   I have read all four of the Adams Groves novels, and while I liked them all, I think my favorite so far is Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies.  What makes this my favorite is a couple of things.  First, it brings back two of my favorite main characters from the second book, Kasey and Cody.  Secondly, in this book, as in the first Kasey and Cody book, the balance between the mystery story line and the romance story line was perfect.  This is a skill that Nancy Naigle has perfected as the Adams Grove series has progressed.   As with the other books from Adams Grove, this story was also peppered with an excellent cast of supporting characters.  Nancy is a master at developing characters, giving them personality traits and behaviors that make them very real, and at integrating them into the story in a way that makes them integral to the story.  I became especially fond of Cody's mother, Denise. I also really like the way that Nancy takes supporting characters from her books and makes them the main characters in further editions in the series.  I can think of several characters in this book that I would like to see that happen to.   All in all, I would class this book as another enjoyable read from Nancy Naigle and a must read for those who love the combination of romance and light mystery.  If you haven't yet read any of the Adam's Grove novels, I would recommend them all.  I hope that Nancy Naigle has many more Adams Grove books up here sleeve.  I know she has a least one more, Mint Julep and Justice, which I will be reading soon and reviewing. Thanks to Nancy Naigle and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Book for making this book available in exchange for my review.
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Small town romance and suspense sure comes with big time emotions in the latest Adams Grove novel. I have read all of Nancy Naigle's Adams Grove books and so far Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies is my favorite. It's all about Cody Tuggle and Kasey Phillips for me. I fell in love with both of these characters in Out of Focus, and even though they have another very tough situation going on in this story, there is a lot of hope for their future. Kasey is finally settling into life since husband's death and the kidnapping of her son about a year ago and Cody is ready to settle down from life on the road as a country music star. In Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies, Cody needs a place for he and his band to stay due to a cancelled concert. Cody did so much to help Kasey in the past she wants to do this for him and the band. The adventure begins from there. Not just between Cody and Kasey romantically, but someone ends up murdered with all fingers pointing towards Cody. Nancy's stories are more mystery than suspense, so we find out who is murdered and then it's all about finding out who did it.Throw in new (and old) romance, family, friends, groupies and agents you have a very captivating story. I had a really tough time pacing myself while reading Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies because I couldn't wait to find out how they were going to clear Cody and see what was in store for the relationship between Cody and Kasey. Nancy is great at weaving in twists and turns to her story and keeps you guessing, which pulls you into the story even more. I like that her books tend to be more romance than suspense, even if it is clean romance and I wished for a little more action. Cody and Kasey's romance is very sweet and well-suited for the story and the characters (although I think Cody would agree that there should be a more action). It was believable right down to the way Cody and Jacob (Kasey's 5 year old son) interacted with one another. The addition of several secondary characters added to the story as usual. I enjoyed the mother-child interactions between Kasey and Jacob as well as Denise and Cody. Jacob, being 5, brings a whole bunch of energy to the story, which was entertaining. If you like small town, clean, romantic suspense, I really think you will like Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies. You don't need to read Out of Focus first, but if you did, the relationship between Kasey and Cody would hold more depth and bring more emotions to the story.