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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.
From Library Journal
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.Read more ›
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.
~Maddie Faraday's life would be perfect, if it weren't for a few minor problems ... her cheating husband was cheating AGAIN ... her suspicious daughter was listening on her phone conversations...her mother was the town gossip...her best friend of 30 or more years was keeping something secret and now the guy she had lost her virginity to almost 20 years ago has come blazing into town again.
The tiny town of Frog Point, a quiet, quaint and nosey small town in rural Ohio had the normal gossip, but now a shocking murder has happened and the town's is buzzing! Can Maddie's life get any worse? Yes, she could be accused of the murder for one thing, she can run out of chocolate and her first love from 20 years ago can come knocking! How had her 'normal' life gone so wrong in just 3 weeks?
A fun tale of how a woman betrayed finds love and laughter again and the bonding of two women are everything. Maddie needs to drop the 'goodgirl' facade and find her 'badgirl' lurking inside, can the old flame help her find it and also help her straighten out her messy life in the process? Or will brownies do the trick? There are many laugh-out-loud moments, but I found the story too thin. I can't put my finger on where exactly I lost interest, but it started near the beginning. Ms. Crusie did a great job and it shows, it just wasn't what I expected, but certainly an entertaining book.
Most recent customer reviews
I have read some of her other books which I have enjoyed. But this one was so boring it was putting me to sleep. Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2003
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. Read morePublished on June 22 2003
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. Read more
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 morePublished on May 18 2003
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 morePublished on Feb. 5 2003
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 Amazon Customer
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
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 morePublished on Aug. 12 2002