Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Telling Lies Blog Tour September 28, 2011

Telling Lies - Cathi Stoler (Blog Tour)

Synopsis (B&N):

How many lies does it take to get away with murder?A chance encounter at Florence's Uffizi Gallery plunges Women Noweditor Laurel Imperiole and private investigator Helen McCorkendale into an investigation of missing persons and stolen Nazi art. Could the man Laurel bumped into really have been Jeff Sargasso, an art dealer and friend who perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11? Searching for answers, Laurel and Helen thread their way through a sinister-and possibly deadly-skein of lies.

My Thoughts:

I found this to be a great little mystery. Put together high society, fake deaths, high priced art and what do you get? A whole lot of intrigue.

The story is told from different viewpoints which can be hard to follow in some books but it flowed well with this one. The viewpoints gave the story a well rounded flavor, flowing together in a way that made the story interesting to follow and kept me reading.

The cast of characters were great and well thought out. I think Helen was my favorite of the bunch. I found her to be funny, sharp and entertaining. Laurel wore on my nerves a bit with her tunnel vision of revenge. I got the sense she needed to be right. Had to get to the end no matter the cost. She is impulsive, reckless, often times acting without giving a second thought to the potential outcomes. A trait I understand and can empathize with but it drives me nuts at the same time.

Author's Website: Cathi Stoler

Blog Tour Website: Telling Lies Blog Tour

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Tribute Books said...

Thanks Rhonda for taking the time to read and review Cathi's book. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I liked your remarks about Laurel - sometimes you really can see the good and bad traits of a fictional character in yourself. Art imitates life, right?

Vicki said...

From the synopsis I'd have probably passed on this book, but reading your review would have changed my mind!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh, glad to hear you enjoyed this one. And a mystery... Hmmm, thank you!