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Tell Me Lies(MP3)(Abr.) [Abridged, Audiobook, MP3 Audio] [MP3 CD]

Jennifer Crusie
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Aug. 25 2006
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 Crusie dishes up a funny, sexy, suspenseful novel about small-town secrets, big-time betrayals and the redemptive power of love, laughter and chocolate brownies. "A humorous mixture of romance, mystery, and mayhem. A winner!" - Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of Breathing Room "Lovers of Susan Isaacs’ mysteries, take heart… There’s a new author on the block!" - Woman’s Own "A jaunty tale of love and murder...the plot springs some genuine surprises...there’s enough intrigue and scandal here to make a small city stay home." - Publishers Weekly "Smart, sexy and howlingly funny. Having a bad day? Tell Me Lies is just the tonic to make you laugh again." - Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Apprentice

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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
1.0 out of 5 stars Expectations dashed March 25 2011
By Samantha TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I've only read one other Cruisie ("Bet Me") and was surprised how much I liked it considering it's way outside my normal reading genre. So I thought I'd try another for a light campy read. I scanned the reviews and decided on "Tell Me Lies" based on it's high ratings and comments. I was so disappointed. From the outset, the main characters held little attraction and the writing was repetitive and boring. The dialogue wasn't snappy like "Bet Me"; it was inane. I only finished the book to find out about the "mystery". It wasn't worth it. Also, while I'm no prude, the adultery struck a wrong chord from the outset. The characterization changed and it was jarring. Maddie Faraday is no Anna Karenina. She's an air-headed nitwit. Thumbs and Toes Down!
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4.0 out of 5 stars No lie...this one is a winner! 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Read Crusie's 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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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad...not wonderful, mind you, but not bad... June 22 2003
By A Customer
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This was an okay read. I have read quite a few of Ms. Crusie's books, and found this to be better than many other author's, but not up to Ms. Cruisies usual standard.
The characters, other than Maddy, were not very well developed.
Definitely worth reading, but not as good as most of her other books.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Ummmm..... Aug. 18 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
.....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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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring And A Waste of Two Hours Sept. 14 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have read some of her other books which I have enjoyed. But this one was so boring it was putting me to sleep. If I had read this one first I wouldn't have read any of her other books. What is so funny about a woman who rationalizes that it is ok to commit adultery becuase her husband did it first. I guess the people that thought it was funny were sniffing laughing gas because there wasn't anything funny about this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tell Me Lies May 24 2003
By Christy
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I Loved This book. This is the first book I have read by Jennifer
Cruise. Now I willl read all I can get my hands on. This book will make you laugh and cry. You will love C.L. from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense, humor, and passion
This book has it all: it makes you laugh, cry, bite your nails because your nervous, everything! I absolutley loved this book! Madie Faraday's life is tough... Read more
Published on May 18 2003 by "kdono10529"
2.0 out of 5 stars annoying lead woman character
I have enjoyed her books before and even laughed out loud, but this book left me frustrated and bored. I continued to read it in hopes that it would get better. Read more
Published on Feb. 5 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast right out of the Box!
I've enjoyed several of Jennifer Crusie's novels but this was my favorite. It's fast paced, funny and the mystery kept be guessing right to the end.
Published on Jan. 24 2003 by bookaholic
3.0 out of 5 stars Reviewer doesn't fib...
This was a fun, easy read; sexy; mildly predictable and probably my third favorite Jennifer Cruise book!
Published on Dec 23 2002 by Coleen Kenny
2.0 out of 5 stars Story anyone? So, it is a 2 and a half star
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. Read more
Published on Aug. 12 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Great characters, and some insight into small town life..
This book was a fun read, and very intelligently done. It provides a quick glimpse of small town life, and all that is good and not so good about growing up in a town where your... Read more
Published on July 25 2002 by Amisha Mehta
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