Twisted Lies

Twisted Lies

by Robin Patchen
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Twisted Lies by Robin Patchen

She thought they'd never find her. And then her daughter vanished.

Marisa Vega's life as an adoptive mom in a tiny Mexican village isn't what she'd dreamed while growing up in New York, but as the target of a man who's convinced she stole millions of dollars from his financial firm, Marisa believes hiding is her only way to stay alive. When her daughter is snatched and held for ransom, Marisa must discover who really stole the money in order to rescue her.

Months after being kidnapped, tortured, and left with PTSD, Nate Boyle is ready to live a quiet life in rural New Hampshire. When the source of his breakout newspaper article-and the woman who haunts his dreams-begs for help, he gets pulled into a riddle that's proved unsolvable for nearly a decade.

Can Nate and Marisa unravel the years-old mystery and bring her daughter home?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543068078
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Robin Patchen is an award winning multi-published author, but only because she can't pursue her other dream.

If time and money were no object, Robin would spend her life traveling. Her goal is to visit every place in the entire world--twice. She longs to meet everybody and see everything and spread the good news of Christ. Alas, time is short and money is scarce, and her husband and three teenagers don't want to traipse all around the world with her, so Robin does the next best thing: she writes. In the tales she creates, she can illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.

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Twisted Lies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Christianfictionandmore 12 months ago
Twisted Lies is book two in Patchen’s Hidden Truth series, and is every bit as wonderful as the first. Both books pull at the reader’s heart strings because young children are at risk. In Twisted Lies four-year-old Ana, adopted daughter of Marisa Vega, has been kidnapped, and the kidnapping is linked to the life Marisa led before fleeing to Mexico. Also linked to that life is former New York Times reporter, Nate Boyle. Can Marisa count on him to help her find her daughter before it is too late? Will Nate be able to work past the PTSD caused by the role he played in protecting another mother and child? While being drawn into Ana and Marisa’s story, the reader will also be pleased to encounter lead characters from book one in the Hidden Truth series, Convenient Lies. Brady, Rae and Sam are on hand to help find Ana and to help bring her kidnapper to justice. By the end of the book, the reader will be looking forward to reading book three, Generous Lies, the story of Sam (Samantha) and retired FBI agent, Garrison Kopp. Once again, I was impressed by Robin Patchen’s skill in writing dialogue, keeping it fresh and real. The story is well-paced, and clues to the mystery’s solution well-delivered. I really appreciate Robin’s providing this book in exchange for my honest review, and like other readers, I am excited about reading book three.
thicks More than 1 year ago
Left with no options but to run Marissa does that and more when she lands in a town in Mexico. She thinks she is safe that is until betrayal of the deepest kind rocks her to the core. Nate is still reeling from his trauma and dealing with the emotional recovery when he gets drawn back in to Marissa's situation. This is their story. It is twisted full of lies and misdirection. Yup this author doesn't play around. The action and deception cut deep and the answers are not as cut and dry as it's portrayed. This standalone read is full of action and suspense and a clean read. The characters grab a hold of you and don't let go. There are carry over characters and a host of friends and love ones willing to do whatever is needed to get the job done. Awesome read.
Naty More than 1 year ago
Marisa is been hiding in Mexico for eight years but when her sister Leslie and Nate Boyle, the journalist that helped her to take down the people that killed her boyfriend Vinnie when he contacted the FBI to come clean about a fraud, contact her she can’t stay away and she mets them in Acapulco. But the Ana, Marisa’s daughter and Leslie are kidnapped and in other to have them back Marisa and Nate must find the money that disappeared eight years ago. Nate, Rae, Brady, Sam and Garrison Koop, the ex-FBI agent that worked in Vinnie’s case, will help Marisa solve the mystery of the money and bring back her daughter. A very emotional book.
Naty More than 1 year ago
Marisa is been hiding in Mexico for eight years but when her sister Leslie and Nate Boyle, the journalist that helped her to take down the people that killed her boyfriend Vinnie when he contacted the FBI to come clean about a fraud, contact her she can’t stay away and she mets them in Acapulco. But the Ana, Marisa’s daughter and Leslie are kidnapped and in other to have them back Marisa and Nate must find the money that disappeared eight years ago. Nate, Rae, Brady, Sam and Garrison Koop, the ex-FBI agent that worked in Vinnie’s case, will help Marisa solve the mystery of the money and bring back her daughter. A very emotional book.
JV More than 1 year ago
SOOOO GOOD!!!! Really, Really Good! I couldn't put it down & I thought about what would be happening next when I did have to put it down! I've never read Robin Patchen before, but she is now on my favorite authors list!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the series. I like this author. They have good character development but sometimes a little too much. The storyline was suspenseful and kept you guessing. The only complaint I have is the author could be a little too verbose. It took almost 70 pages to get going but once the storyline took off it was really good. I am glad I bought it and have already bought the next book in the series.
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
Most often when we hear of someone we know going to Mexico, they are going for one of three reasons. They go for vacation, a missions trip, or to visit family. I have never known anyone who moved there to avoid the law although it is not unheard of. That is exactly what Marisa, the heroine of this story, has done although she is not guilty of any crime. She was falsely accused and saw no other option. I cannot say what I would have done in her situation. Eight years later, after making a life for herself and her four-year-old adoptive daughter, she suddenly hears from her older sister. As she tries to help her sister, she suddenly finds herself with worse problems than before because her daughter has been kidnapped and is being held until she returns the money she has never had. Nate, the newspaper reporter who helped her escape before, has been drawn back in and is trying to protect her and help her get her daughter back. The story draws the reader into the drama, suspense, and action as events unfold. Marisa and Nate keep finding too many things that do not add up while the real answers keep eluding them. Overall, I enjoyed the story with the exception of some occasional objectionable language that I understand is being removed. I received a copy of this book from the author with no obligation to write a review, positive or otherwise. The opinions expressed are my own.
DChatley More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful, action filled story about fraud, theft, kidnapping and murder that will keep you guessing all along the way. To me a good suspense novel is one that you get caught up in the story such that you don't want to put it down, that gives enough clues to keep you guessing but then surprises you in how it all turns out. And this book delivers on all of that, I was instantly pulled into the story, trying to anticipate who the bad guys were and how it was going to end but was consistently surprised at the turns in the storyline. So don't hesitate, get a copy of this book and prepare to get caught up in Marisa and Nate's lives, to route for the overall outcome, and to be sitting on the edge of your seat the whole time. In this story, you will follow Marisa whose life is touched by crime even though she is innocent, she becomes a pawn in others schemes for worldly riches and not just once but multiple times. When the story begins you will learn that a bad situation caused Marisa to escape to Mexico where 8 years later she is pulled back into a race for her life and the lives of those she loves. And she is forced to trust Nate with her life once again just like she did 8 years ago. Both Marisa and Nate feel her life spiral out of control while they seek to make things right and hopefully come out alive. And during all of it, you can see Marisa and Nate being drawn to one another but their encounters all hinge around bad and risky situations. And they both ponder what the future holds for them if and when they can find themselves free from danger. Though all the suspense and drama, I love how the characters are seen depending on God. While God is not a major element in the story, there are various mentions of prayer and trusting God that everything will work out okay. And at one point, a character mentions that they could feel God's presence all along the journey. Also, several mentions are made about God's presence smelling like rain. I really liked that analogy. Oh how I have always loved the smell of rain but now it will take on a new meaning. Lastly, my favorite quote from the book is defining a hero as someone who fights to do the right thing despite possible danger to themselves. As in the book the true hero doesn't feel like a hero at all but a good friend tells them that they truly are a hero because they put themselves in harms way just to do the right thing. And in that light, we can all be heroes on any given day.
Kelly-T More than 1 year ago
Twisted Lies is a book that combines suspense, action, and romance. It keeps you on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out who the kidnapper is and whether or not the outcome of the kidnapping will be good or bad. It is book two in the Hidden Truth series. I had not read book one, but I had no trouble following the plot and following the characters. Nate Boyle is a former reporter that is escaping New York to head for quite New Hampshire. He was held hostage and beaten and is working to recover from that experience. He was a reporter that traveled all over the world investigating stories. One of those stories involved the beautiful Marissa Vega. It has been over eight years since he wrote her story and helped her go into hiding to protect her from harm. One night he witnesses a woman in front of his home being robbed. He goes to her aid only to find out she is Marissa's sister, Leslie. Leslie tells Nate a story of being threatened unless she is able to see Marissa and get her to confess to a crime that Leslie feels confident Marissa committed. Nate reluctantly helps Leslie get in contact with Marissa. Marissa agrees to see Leslie if Nate accompanies her. Marissa's life has changed over the eight years she has been in hiding. She has adopted a little girl and has learned to value her freedom over material items. She has also thought of Nate over the years affectionately. When Nate and Leslie meet up with Marissa, Leslie tells her she has been threatened unless Marissa can help her locate money that the bad guys are convinced Marissa has. The stakes get higher when Leslie and Marissa's daughter are kidnapped. Marissa and Nate work together to try and unravel a tangled web of lies. They uncover one secret after another as they seek to find Leslie and Ana. As they work together, their feelings for one another begin to grow. I loved the pace of the book. It really kept you on the edge of your seat. The characters were very likable as well. The book is well written and the ending is spectacular. There is a line that Ana says that just gives you chills. I cannot wait to go back and read book one in the series.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Twisted Lies by Robin Patchen Hidden Truth Series Book Two Nathan Walter Boyle just wants peace and quiet in his life. He's moving back to his small hometown of Nutfield, New Hampshire for that quiet. That was what he planned to do. Somehow he's ended up in Mexico to reunite two sisters and everything breaks loose. Now he's back into a hectic situation. And he wouldn't choose to be anywhere else. Marisa Vega had to run away eight years ago. Leaving all she knew behind to start over. She has a home, job, and daughter now. She's happy. Or so she thought until Nate walks back into her life. The reader can meet Nate in book one; Convenient Lies. In this story, several characters from the book join Nate and Marisa. They have one week to figure out a crime from eight years ago. It has suspense and if they ever can slow down...romance. A real page turner. **Mild language
CandiceSuePatterson More than 1 year ago
Twisted Lies is the perfect example of an author on top of her game. Full of intrigue and suspense, this book will have you turning the pages long into the night. Twisted Lies is book two of Patchen's Hidden Truth series, but reads as a standalone novel. However, I suggest reading book one first for a glimpse of Nate Boyle, a hero you'll root for all the way. I look forward to reading the final book this series.
FictionWithFaith More than 1 year ago
Robin Patchen does it again. From page one you're pulled into a story of deception, manipulation, lies suspense and love. Patchen is a master at weaving what readers look for in various genres into one. Definitely five stars.