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  • MP3 CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 edition (Aug. 25 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781423302377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423302377
  • ASIN: 1423302370
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,933,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you think small-town life can be boring--think again. There are complex social rules: there are certain people with whom you fraternize and those you don't, and, of course, there is the all-powerful gossip. Everyone knows everything about everyone else. Don't they? That's what Maddie Farraday thinks until she finds a pair of black crotchless panties in her husband's car that don't belong to her. That's it; Maddie's had it. She's ready for change, and the first thing she's going to do is divorce her no-good, philandering husband Brent. But then everything goes haywire: Brent turns up dead, Maddie's daughter wants a dog, her best friend is suddenly acting very strange, and Maddie's secret boyhood crush, bad boy C. L. Sturgis, arrives in town after a 20-year hiatus--and he's as sexy as ever. You may laugh out loud at the wild and crazy antics in Jennifer Crusie's exceptional novel, but you'll exclaim with delight over the sizzling, dynamic, passionate affair between Maddie and her first love, C. L. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Maddie Martindale has been the nice girl of her small town of Frog Point where gossip is major entertainment. Comfortably, if not happily, married to bigshot Brent, who is running for mayor, and mother to a sweet girl, Maddie seems to have a perfect life. But after she finds crotchless panties in her husband's car, Maddie's pristine reputation unravels. An imminent divorce, her husband's murder, and the precipitate return of Maddie's sexy high school flame, C.L. Sturgis, lead to her quick fall. C.L., the rebel bad boy who never dropped his torch for Maddie, has straightened out handsomely and plays a seductively vital role. The town is agog with talk of Maddie, the adulteress and murderess. An exciting, sensual romp, chock-full of mystery and intriguing characters, this light novel provides hours of fun reading. For all fiction collections.
-?Sheila M. Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dianna Setterfield on Nov. 11 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've been a fan of Jennifer Crusie's for quite some time although I haven't read too many of her books. I own them all, but it's a case of too many books, too little time. Anyhow, I'm glad I made some time for Tell Me Lies. It was a nice romantic story with a little page-turning mystery thrown in. Light and simple and perfect for a day of relaxation.
Tell Me Lies is the story of Maddie Faraday who, during the course of a clean-out of her husband, Brent's, car, finds a pair of black, crotchless underwear under the seat - and they are not hers! But that situation turns out to be the least of Maddie's problems - throw in an 8-year-old daughter who notices something awry with her parents, as well as two nosy neighbors, a best friend who has a big secret of her own, and gorgeous C.L. Sturgis, the boy who took her virginity 20 years before, back in town trying to get some answers. Oh, and then there's that pesky little murder that really sends Maddie over the edge....
This is a funny story about a marriage gone wrong in the middle of a small town that sees everything. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to finally reading the rest of my Jennifer Crusie collection. If you are looking for something light, yet page-turning, I suggest Tell Me Lies with two thumbs up - and that ain't no lie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jana L. Perskie on Sept. 29 2003
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Feeling virtuous for volunteering to clean her husband's car, Maddie Faraday reaches under the front seat of the Caddy and pulls out a pair of black lace crotchless panties - Not Hers! Thus begins a roller coaster series of events that will forever change her life.
Maddie lives in Frog Point, Ohio, a very small town where everybody knows everybody's business, and the business of their neighbor's long dead ancestors to boot. Maddie, forever the good girl, has never given anyone anything but "nice" things to say about her, her daughter Emily, and her soon-to-be-in-divorce-court husband Brent. Not even her mother, nor her best friend since grammar school, know how unhappy she has been with her marriage to a man who is not often home, and disinterested when he is. She had threatened to leave him once before when he cheated on her, but this time she is positive - the marriage must end.
Then her old high school flame turns up at her door. Says he's looking for Brent. Maddie hasn't seen him for twenty plus years, and although she is distracted and upset, she still feels the chemistry radiating between them. Later, she confronts Brent with his infidelity. He becomes enraged and knocks her around - something he has never done in all their married life. He leaves, slams the door behind him, and Maddie never sees him again - alive! And Maddie is a prime suspect in the murder investigation.
This lighthearted romance, with a good mystery included, also deals with some serious issues - a youthful middle age woman's coming of age, among them. Ms. Crusie fills her novel with humor, terrific characters, and lots of good lovin'. Maddie's dilemmas just seem to grow in number, as she tries to prove her innocence, redefine her life and care for and protect her grieving daughter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emma Marshall on Aug. 18 2002
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.....well I have to say that I was most disappointed with this book compared to Crusie's other FANTASTIC books.
If you don't mind the idea of being able to cheat on your other half and morally get away with it because he cheated on you first, you will probably enjoy this book.
I for one don't agree with it so I have put this book back on my book shelf and will not read it again.
It has not put me off reading any other of her books, as I said before, they are FANTASTIC.
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By A Customer on Aug. 12 2002
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After reading 'Fast women' and a while back 'Crazy for you 'I was looking forward to this one. The reviews sounded really good. But I have to say that this one is a big let down. Each of her books seem to be the same story or at least build up. Women that have been in a dull,boring,devestating reltaionship and are now coming out of it.This is one is no difference.Only that the she lingered so much and long on what OTHERS are thinkig,that it really started to bother me and I felt like running from it.And other times I felt myself skipping pages ( big no no for me in general ).She goes on and on and then all the sudden at the end everyting is being cramped in and at fast speed she slams out the evidence and who did the crime. It seems to be all a repeat of her previous books. You know where she is going and coming from. SO nothing new or interesting or exciting. I don't find that her strenght is writing mysteries.At times you wonder even if she has thought of all the details... usually what happens when you hide evidence?
Well in her books, nothing. And all her ladies seem to be of the same material and intelligence.
HOWEVER, I have to compliment her on her sense of humor and witt. That is what has attracted me to her books and that I have enjoyed.When she is writing about the thought process and actions of her leading ladies,men and friends. YES,I have laughed while reading this book.Those parts were done wonderfully.And you can count on Jennifer Cruise . She is crative at that. I will read more of her books, but not right now. It just seems to be all the same in a way. But she writes up to date novels and I appreciate that as well.
She has a funny style... but this is not the best book to read.
Fast women may be better, though my first one I read was Crazy for you.
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