This saga exemplifies that conflicts with personal and client relations can cause all hell to break loose in the most meticulously maintained legal career. We couldnt wait for the next chapter. Being in the legal profession, reading this was like watching a horror movie: you wanted to look away for fear it could happen to you but you were too captivated to do it. -Tim and Carol Scholl This is a truly great book and a fascinating read. I went from joy and laughter to tears and outrage. I felt like I have known these characters all my life. Also gives a lesson of life with a mistake effecting the lives of not one, but many one lie - Cindi Wagner Is One Lie a startling, honest description of the authors life OR a tale of pure erotic fiction? It is a robustly told narrative of an attorneys personal and professional life, complicated by his boundless sexual appetites. He succumbs to temptation at the drop of a hat. Descriptions of meeting and interviewing clients, wheeling and dealing with opposing counsel, preparing and appearing in Court are accurate and eye-opening to those not in the legal profession. Your voyage over the raging seas of his life will be unforgettable! The captain is Peeping Tom and the ships name is The Voyeur. - Mae Gibson Retired Secondary Educator Business Education, Speech, Drama & Journalism Nearly 50 years as a legal assistant and secretary in various law offices. I read this book as the chapters were completed And couldnt wait to get the next one! It is intriguing, shocking, erotic and truly Reveals the best & worst of small town politics. - Sue Eddleblute
ONE LIE We had shared such a beautiful dinner at the Oaks Lodge just days ago. It now seemed to be a century away. We had made love like kids again, holding each other and exploring each other's bodies as though we were new.
Author: Marcus Wolf
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In the instant international sensation Just One Night, sensible Kasie Fitzgerald unleashed her passions—and found herself—through an explosive affair. In Just One Lie, we meet Kasie’s wild and tortured sister, whose impulsivity and lack of self-control has set off a chain of events that changes her family forever. Melody Fitzgerald is the opposite of the “perfect” daughter. The lead singer of an indie rock band, she is impulsive and creative, with a rebellious streak that both defines her and becomes her greatest enemy. Her lover, the enticing and unpredictable Ash, shares her free spirit and penchant for trouble. On the face of it, he seems to be her perfect match. So why is she so drawn to her soft spoken, reliable drummer, Brad Witmer? How can a man who wears polo shirts and reads the financial section of the paper be of any interest to her at all? And why on earth does someone like that appear to be so captivated by her? Before she knows it, Melody finds herself on a path of self-discovery, passion, and affairs of the heart. But will a dark secret from her past derail it all? Or will its exposure be the very thing that unburdens her heart and allows her to seek a future with the one man who loves her completely?
Perhaps that's why I match her scream with one of my own, or maybe it's that I suddenly realize I am lying on top of ... I jump up and try to grab the comforter to cover myself, but my efforts are undermined by Ash, who is lying on top ...
Author: Kyra Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Despite many setbacks Ralph Hartman now runs a successful transatlantic business. He is happily married and life for Ralph is good. At a party he rebuffs the predatory advances of the hostess, Anna. Shortly afterwards she falsely accuses him of trying to seduce her. Ralph is innocent but has a big problem: Marie, his wife, is Anna's life long friend and despite Ralph's denial, she refuses to believe him. Anna totally convinces her. The accusation blows their lives apart. Ralph embarks on a journey that just weeks earlier he couldn’t have imagined in his wildest dreams. He is determined not to loose everything and as events start to rapidly spiral out of control, Anna's lies intensify, with almost deadly consequences. Ralph wants revenge.
was lying and Ralph was telling the truth? She had no reason to disbelieve Anna and simply ... Since then, he'd never given her cause for suspicion, but it was always at the back of Marie's mind that one day he might stray again.
Author: Stephen Smith
A riveting psychological thriller with "a surprise twist that will leave readers arguing long after the book is over" (Booklist) about a girl who gets in over her head when a seemingly harmless prank turns into a murder investigation. Now in paperback!
Then there was the lie about my dad . . . I sat in the corner of the bench and pulled my legs up. One reason for wanting to move to New York was to be in a city where every single person I came across hadn't been a part of the most ...
Author: Eileen Cook
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
John Ellis, hack reporter for the Portminster Gazette, stumbles across a late night burial in the local graveyard. Intruiged by the secrecy of it all he decides to investigate the event and he is led into the murky and dangerous world of political terrorism, sabotage and subterfuge. What does he uncover and what does he discover ? How does he get involved and finally, how does he emerge from his experience ?
... the shops now closed and the day's litter lying in front of them waiting to be cleared and then via streets and roads, dusty but uncrowded and certainly not of any memorable merit to his maisonette about one and a half miles away.
Author: Hadyn J. Adams
Our work is aimed toward an understanding of higher-order extension groups in the category of ([bold italic]g, [bold italic]K)-modules. Although our final results concern rank one Lie groups, the ideas and approach are applicable to any semisimple matrix group.
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Author: David H. Collingwood
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
It started with one little lie. But Jane Hardy will do everything in her power to uncover the truth in this gripping new romantic suspense. Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there's no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she's facing someone out to destroy the only family she has. After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother—who refused to leave—ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them? Reid Bechtol is well-known for his documentaries, and his latest project involves covering Jane's career. Jane has little interest in the attention, but the committee who appointed her loves the idea of the publicity. Jane finds herself depending on Reid's calm manner as he follows her around filming, and they begin working together to clear her father. But Reid has his own secrets from the past, and the gulf between them may be impossible to cross—especially once her father’s lie catches up with him. “Colleen Coble always raises the notch on romantic suspense, and One Little Lie is my favorite yet! The story took me on a wild and wonderful ride.” —Diann Mills, bestselling author Full length romantic suspense Includes discussion questions for book clubs Part of the Pelican Harbor series Book One: One Little Lie Book Two: Two Reasons to Run (available September 2020) Book Three: Three Missing Days (available June 2021)
“In One Little Lie the repercussions of one lie skid through the town of Pelican Harbor creating ripples of chaos and suspense. Who will survive the questions? One Little Lie is the latest page-turner from Colleen Coble.
Author: Colleen Coble
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
It's only ONE WHITE LIE, until someone turns up dead . . . The No. 1 bestselling, utterly gripping psychological thriller that you won't be able to put down 'Intense, unpredictable and completely addictive' TM Logan 'So addictive , I couldn't put it down' 5***** Reader Review 'An ending that will blow you away' Samantha Downing ________ Imagine you've finally escaped the worst relationship of your life, running away with only a suitcase and a black eye - and you're terrified what will happen if he finds you. Imagine your new next-door neighbours are the friends you so desperately needed - fun, kind, empathetic, very much in love. Imagine that they're in trouble. That their livelihoods - even their lives - are at risk. They have a plan to keep all of you safe, but they just need you to tell one small lie. One small lie, and all of these problems would disappear . . . You'd do it. Wouldn't you? It's only one small lie, until someone turns up dead. ________ 'A masterful psychological thriller' Lisa Regan 'Reads like the best Hitchcock film never made' Sarah Pinborough 'Remarkably insidious. Extremely readable' Caroline Kepnes READERS ARE HOOKED BY ONE WHITE LIE 'Every word of this novel is a mystery. Wonderfully written with brilliant characters. I haven't read such a great book in a long time' 5***** Reader Review 'A compelling, gripping roller coaster of a ride . . . I couldn't put the book down until finished' 5***** Reader Review 'I would recommend this to anyone who wants to be able to read and feel their heart pounding at the same time' 5***** Reader Review
We walked on until we were clear of the trail, until we found a grove of trees and a bluestone slab where John could ... It was crucial that I see him slip – it was the one lie that didn't contain even a shred of truth, one I'd have to ...
Author: Leah Konen
Publisher: Penguin UK
Her whole life is a lie… Nineteen-year-old Veronica Day learned to lie before she learned to talk. The only person she can be real with is her grifter mother, so when Tori disappears, Veronica isn't just afraid of losing her only parent. She’s afraid of losing herself. He’s a professional lie detector… A wealthy senator holds the key to Tori’s disappearance. It’s easy for Veronica to lie her way into a job on his staff. It’s not so easy to work with his nephew, Jared, who does cutting-edge research in deceit detection. As Jared begins to see through her lies, Veronica struggles to adapt. For the first time, she wants to let someone in. Only, she’s not sure how. She has spent so much time pretending to be other people, she doesn’t know who she is underneath the layers of disguises. But this lie is so big, neither of them see it coming. Veronica isn’t the only one with secrets. Jared joined his uncle’s staff for a reason, and when Veronica discovers the secret he has been working so hard to uncover, she has to make a choice. Hide behind the safety of another convenient lie? Or trust that Jared will love the person she really is when all is revealed. Like all books in the BURIED SECRETS series, TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
She was lying about her “migraine” the other night. I'm seventy-five percent sure. But seventy-five percent isn't the same as one hundred. I can't risk mistakenly revealing myself to a Spencer fanatic. If she reported back to my uncle, ...
Author: Ava Blackstone
Publisher: Break of Dawn Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A weekend retreat in the woods and an innocent game of three truths and a lie go horribly wrong in this high-octane psychological thriller filled with romantic suspense by Lambda Award–winning author Brent Hartinger. Deep in the forest, four friends gather for a weekend of fun. Truth #1: Rob is thrilled about the weekend trip. It’s the perfect time for him to break out of his shell…to be the person he really, really wants to be. Truth #2: Liam, Rob’s boyfriend, is nothing short of perfect. He’s everything Rob could have wanted. They’re perfect together. Perfect. Truth #3: Mia has been Liam’s best friend for years…long before Rob came along. They get each other in a way Rob could never, will never, understand. Truth #4: Galen, Mia’s boyfriend, is sweet, handsome, and incredibly charming. He’s the definition of a Golden Boy…even with the secrets up his sleeve. One of these truths is a lie…and not everyone will live to find out which one it is.
Her version of events was a lie? But why would she do it? Because he'd attacked her first? Or maybe she'd realized he was the one terrorizing us and somehow lost her temper. But either way, why wouldn't she just tell us?
Author: Brent Hartinger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Young Adult Fiction
"Raw, real, and utterly gripping." - Jennifer Lynn Barnes, New York Times bestselling author of The Inheritance Games In this gripping YA novel about social media bullying and half-truths, one girl's shocking discovery of a dead baby in her high school locker room rocks an entire community. Nobody in sixteen-year-old Beckett's life seems to be telling the whole story. Her boyfriend Jake keeps hiding texts, which could mean he's cheating on her. Her father lied about losing his job and so much more before his shocking death. And everyone in school seems to be whispering about her and her family behind her back. But none of that compares to the day Beckett finds the body of a newborn baby in a gym bag--Jake's gym bag--on the floor of her high school locker room. As word leaks out, rumors that Beckett's the mother take off like wildfire in a town all too ready to believe the worst of her. Beckett soon finds herself facing threats and accusations both heartbreaking and dangerous. Nobody believes her side of the story, and as the police investigation unfolds, she discovers that everyone has a secret to hide and the truth could alter everything she thought she knew. A page-turning thriller set in a small Southern community, Every Single Lie is a jaw-dropping, twisty must-read for fans of Sadie.
Behind him, a bicycle is lying on its side on our front lawn. “Fletcher!” Norah squeals, then she pulls him ... I made one in fifth grade, and it won second place in the school's science fair.” I shut the door and try to figure out how ...
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Young Adult Fiction
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • In this “spellbinding memoir” (The Washington Post), a private investigator revisits the case that has haunted her for decades and sets out on a deeply personal quest to sort truth from lies. “Beautifully written.”—Heather Ann Thompson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Blood in the Water In 1990, Ellen McGarrahan was a young reporter for the Miami Herald when she covered the execution of Jesse Tafero, a man convicted of murdering two police officers. When it later emerged that Tafero may have been innocent, McGarrahan was appalled by her unquestioning acceptance of the state’s version of events. The revelation propelled her into a new career as a private investigator. Decades later, McGarrahan finally decides to find out the truth of what really happened in Florida. Her investigation plunges her back into the Miami of the 1960s and 1970s, a dangerous world of nightclubs, speed boats, and cartels, all awash in violence. She combs through stacks of court files and interviews everyone involved in the case. But even as McGarrahan circles closer to the truth, the story of guilt and innocence becomes more complex, and she gradually discovers that she hasn’t been alone in her need for closure. Because whenever a human life is forcibly taken—by bullet, or by electric chair—the reckoning is long and difficult for all. A fascinating glimpse into the mind of a private investigator, Two Truths and a Lie is ultimately a deeply personal exploration of one woman’s quest to find answers in a chaotic world.
Each sheet an investigative report written by Donn Pearce , every single one so sharp it could cut glass . It was clear that she does not want to testify , that she was frightened and she was lying . Another : The witness is likeable ...
Author: Ellen McGarrahan
Publisher: Random House
Category: True Crime
Identifying the tactics and strategies of a liar are critical for an individual's personal security. Everyone has dealt with a toxic relationship—that interaction with a person who is capable of destroying even the most stolid of psyches. It is important to deal with liars methodically and head on. In his book Twenty-one Principals of a Lie, Rodney Lee Smith takes you through all the steps of handling liars and how to avoid making them part of your life in the future. Smith shows us that although it can be difficult, it is imperative to eliminate all contact with liars. This can have a positive effect, not only in personal relationships, but at work, at church, and with family and friends. Learn how to derail and prevent liars from having a negative effect on your life, and start having productive and honest interactions. After reading this book, you will be able to do the following: A. Identify why the perception of privilege attracts the attention of serious liars. B. Identify the characteristics of the Art of Conversation and Communication. C. Identify the characteristics a lie must have. D. Identify the five major types of lies. E. Identify the strategic stages and strategies of the lie process. F. Identify who the players are or were and the special interest involved. G. Identify the lies end state goals and how it was created to negatively affect you as an individual person, group, or nation. H. Why being placed in a hard place may not be a bad location if you identify what your rock is and approach it right.
The problem with this is that insiders who know the truth about the issues will always catch them and have a stake in protecting their position of interest or control no matter what the outcome of the organized effort. “A single lie ...
Author: Rodney Lee Smith
Publisher: Tate Publishing
A dark fantasy Tor.com Original short story from award-winning author Sarah Pinsker, "Two Truths and a Lie" Stella thought she’d made up a lie on the spot, asking her childhood friend if he remembered the strange public broadcast TV show with the unsettling host she and all the neighborhood kids appeared on years ago. But he does remember. And so does her mom. So why doesn’t Stella? The more she investigates the show and the grip it has on her hometown, the eerier the mystery grows. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
“Grab the cushion from the other chair if you're going to sit in that one,” her father said. ... Maybe that was where she'd gotten the habit of lies and exaggeration: She'd realized early that only extremes elicited a response.
Author: Sarah Pinsker
Publisher: Tor Books
Blaire Charismatic, chart-topping singer, I was Ryan Carson’s biggest fan… Until he became my brother’s best friend, and turns out he isn’t anything like I’d imagined. But for one reckless night, he kissed me. Worse, he read my diary. I swore then that he’d become my enemy. Now my sister’s getting married. The singer she’d chosen to sing her wedding songs? None other than Ryan Carson. He’s as cocky as ever, and a thorn on my side. He’s asking me to be his “arm candy”, like accepting it is so hard to resist. I can’t wait until this wedding is over. Ryan She’s my best friend’s sister. She claims she hates me, but when she looks at me with those brown eyes, I know it’s anything but hate. So I make her an offer—help me promote my upcoming album by becoming my fake girlfriend. What she doesn’t know? There is no promo. I let her walk away six years ago. This time, I’ll do my best to keep her. *** This book is a slow-burn romance with a pair who have their rocky start. But when both clash, sparks fly. It can be read as a standalone, with no cheating and a Happily Ever After. Search terms: contemporary romance novel, brother's best friend, sister's wedding, pop star romance, celebrity fan romance
I picked up a new notebook, too, thinking I just had my purple one lying around somewhere. “I was wondering when you'd notice. And no, I didn't read it.” “I didn't ask,” I mutter. I set it down on a round glass table beside a dark gray ...
Author: Rica Grayson
Publisher: Rica Grayson
Boston Detective D.D. Warren faces her most brutal adversaries yet - a class of jaded thriller writers - in Sunday Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's exclusive eBook short story. Includes an extract from Lisa's next psychological thriller FIND HER. In Lisa Gardner's latest eBook exclusive short story, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases-- a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution... and a severed leg. With Lisa's trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, 3 Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.'s storied career. Includes an early look at Find Her, coming out on 9 February 2016.
One convenience: newspapers lining the bottom. You don't notice this detail in the beginning. Don't understand it once you do. Until the first time you wet yourself. Then spend days lying in your own filth. Like an animal, you'll think.
Author: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Two Truths and a Lie is a memoir in the form of three solo plays written and performed by Scott Turner Schofield. From inside the often hilarious-but all too real-moments of his young life on the Homecoming Court and Debutante Ball circuit (in a dress), armed with only a decoder ring and a gifted tongue, Schofield comes out with truly unbelievable stories of a body in search of an identity. By turns slapstick and slap-to-the-face, this drama invites audiences and readers to explore gender, sex, sexuality, and self in their own first person.
We can tell secrets that no one else will hear. [V.O.:] Hey Turner it's Sheri again. I just had to share this with you: The boys and I are at Krispy Kreme. We're getting some hot fresh donuts before Royce's haircutting brunch in the ...
Author: Scott Turner Schofield
Publisher: Homofactus Press
A compelling and atmospheric YA story of romance, mystery, and power about a young woman discovering her strength in lush, sultry Venice—from the Printz Honor–winning author of A Heart in a Body in the World. When Charlotte wins a scholarship to a writing workshop in Venice with the charismatic and brilliant Luca Bruni, it’s a dream come true. Writing is her passion, she loves Bruni’s books, and going to that romantic and magical sinking city gives her the chance to solve a long-time family mystery about a Venetian poet deep in their lineage, Isabella Di Angelo, who just might be the real author of a very famous poem. Bruni’s villa on the eerie island of La Calamita is extravagant—lush beyond belief, and the other students are both inspiring and intimidating. Venice itself is beautiful, charming, and seductive, but so is Luca Bruni. As his behavior becomes increasingly unnerving, and as Charlotte begins to unearth the long-lost work of Isabella with the help of sweet, smart Italian Dante, other things begin to rise, too—secrets about the past, and secrets about the present. As the events of the summer build to a shattering climax, Charlotte will be forced to confront some dark truths about the history of powerful men—and about the determination of creative girls—in this stunning new novel from award-winning author Deb Caletti.
How do you wake up in one world on one day, and another the next? She's so overtired it's hard to sleep, and a stranger is breathing quietly near her, and the sheets are so, so soft and smell like lavender, and opera music plays in her ...
Author: Deb Caletti
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Young Adult Fiction
The disappearance of Mike Bowditch’s beloved mentor reveals an ominous connection to a 15-year-old cold case in One Last Lie, the new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award finalist Paul Doiron. “Never trust a man without secrets.” These are the last words retired game warden Charley Stevens speaks to his surrogate son, Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, before the old man vanishes without explanation. Mike suspects his friend’s mysterious departure has to do with an antique warden badge that recently resurfaced at a flea market — a badge connected to a cold case from Charley’s past that the Maine Warden Service would rather forget. Fifteen years ago, a young warden was sent on an undercover mission to infiltrate a notorious poaching ring and never returned. He was presumed dead, but his body was never recovered. Mike is desperate to find Charley before he meets a similar fate. His investigation brings him to the miles of forest and riverside towns along the Canadian border—but he soon learns that even his fellow wardens have secrets to keep. And Charley’s past isn’t the only one coming to light; his daughter, Stacey, has resurfaced to search for her missing father, and Mike must grapple with the return of the woman he once thought was gone forever. Forced to question his faith in the man he sees as a father, Mike must reopen a cold case that powerful people—one of whom may be a killer—will do anything to keep closed.
I couldn't recall a single instance. Rain drummed on the roof. ... I hated lying to her, but it didn't stop me. I was committed to protecting Charley at ... She gave one of her hearty laughs. “Everyone takes something when they leave.
Author: Paul Doiron
Publisher: Minotaur Books
In this vitriolic polemic, Christopher Hitchens takes on the myth surrounding the most divisive political figures in American political history: Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton. By far the best of all the books on the Clinton era. - Edward Said In No One Left to Lie To, Christopher Hitchens portrays President Bill Clinton as one of the most ideologically skewed and morally negligent politicians of recent times. In a blistering polemic which shows that Clinton was at once philanderer and philistine, crooked and corrupt, Hitchens challenges perceptions - of liberals and conservatives alike - of this highly divisive figure. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right and argues that the president's personal transgressions were inseparable from his political corruption.
I wasn't going to be the last one left to lie to. Anyway, it was a pleasure and a privilege to be hated and despised in Clinton's Washington, and also to discover that those who preached everlasting lenience and the gospel of the ...
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Category: Political Science