Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies

by Jennifer Crusie
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Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie

Maddie Faraday's life would be perfect—if it weren't for her cheating husband her suspicious daughter her gossipy mother her secretive best friend her nosy neighbors,

and that guy she lost her virginity to twenty years ago...

In Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Cruise dishes up a funny, sexy, suspenseful novel about small-town secrets, big-time betrayals and the redemptive power of love, laughter and chocolate brownies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312640736
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 809,776
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Crusie is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Maybe This Time, Welcome to Temptation, Crazy for You, Faking It, Fast Women, and Bet Me. She has also collaborated with Bob Mayer to write Wild Ride, Agnes and the Hitman and Don't Look Down. Crusie earned her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, a master's from Wright State University, and a master of fine arts from Ohio State University. Before devoting herself to writing full-time, Crusie worked as a preschool teacher, an elementary and junior high art teacher, and a high school English teacher. She lives on the banks of the Ohio River.



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B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1973; M.A., Wright State University; Ph.D., Ohio University, 1986

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Tell Me Lies 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 100 reviews.
LC112648LC More than 1 year ago
At first I thought it was starting a bit slow - but then I couldn't put it down! This book has everything happening in it - a fun and down to earth read! I think it's one of Jennifer's best books - never boring - and highly recommended!
Arlens_Nookie More than 1 year ago
I agreed with several of the write ups. Not as funny as some.. kids made me crazy (but mine do too) and they were tied into the story plot which made it all work. There was joy at the end which always works for me!
Polkadot-Pie More than 1 year ago
Really good book with some very serious issues. There were times that I put it down just so I could catch my breath! You'll be nervous, you'll choke up & most of all you chuckle. Not my favorite book but if you love Crusie like I do then you will have to read it just b/c it's something she wrote!
CeCeSG More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book and to me it was just okay as compared to her other books. This book was a bit more serious than her other books, which are usually very funny, and I suppose that makes sense as this was a bit of a more serious story. I found some of the scenes that followed the main character's daughter tedious. I just didn't care what a couple of kids (elementary aged kids at that) were planning and thinking. I loved all of the scenes with C.L., especially the ones with his uncle. Maddie, the lead character, almost went on my stupid list near the middle of the book when she started complaining that the C.L., her love interest, had lied about why he came to town, which was untrue. However, the narration did not stay on that theme for long. Overall, the book was written well. There was LOTS of chemistry between the main character's, Maddie and C.L. Ms. Crusie did an excellent job of weaving a complicated thread about a small town murder and how small town life played a role in it. Overall I really enjoyed the book and definately left me smiling and happy at the end. I am still a big fan of this writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We picked out this book for our book club to read because we wanted something light and easy to read. We succeeded! The plot is not deep, but it is entertaining. There is a little bit of everything - mystery, drama, romance, and humor. While some things are predictable, others take you completely by surprise! I have to say, I didn't see the end coming and would have been wrong in guessing "who dunnit" :-) If you are looking for a book that is quick to read, but also keeps you reading because you want to know what happens next - this is the book for you! Most importantly, it has a happy ending. I like to finish a book with a smile on my face and a "feel good" feeling in my heart. Winner here.
SlinkyFrog More than 1 year ago
That first sentence is what hooked me on. I definately laughed out loud on this one. The plot was definately a great mystery and found myself caring for the characters involved. I always suggest this one to everyone.
NNano More than 1 year ago
This was the first book that I read of J. Cruise and I can't wait to read more of her work. This book was terrific. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, just do yourself a favor and buy the following list of Crusie books, because they're her best and you WILL laugh: - Crazy for You - Tell Me Lies - Fast Women - Welcome to Temptation - Faking It - Bet Me You won't be disappointed with those.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really great. I enjoyed the different points of view. Tell Me Lies had just enough mystery to keep me from putting it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just try it..
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Such a great book! If you're looking for something easy to read just for entertainment, this is it. I got so involved with the story and the characters that I couldn't and didn't want to put it down! Twists and turns, romance and intrigue - great story!
smweakland More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyable!  Once I started it, it was hard to put down.  Love Cruisie's novels.
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I really enjoyed the pace and humor of the book! It was one I had a hard time putting down! I'm excited to read more of Jennifer Crusie's work!
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Eve-s More than 1 year ago
Humorous and quick paced with a couple of twists
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So great and interesing. You never kniw what will happen next :)
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