All Lies (“Lies” Mystery Thriller Series Book 1)

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“I come from a long line of idiots.”

Those were the last words his father uttered before dying, and from what he knew of his family tree and the unfortunate end that came to so many of his ancestors, Del Honeycutt couldn’t disagree. What he didn’t know was that his family held dark secrets – secrets that were about to come crashing down upon him.

A seemingly innocent date gone tragically wrong plunges Del into a web of murder, lies, greed, and a hidden fortune dating back to a crime committed 85 years earlier by his great-grandfather. Accompanied by Sabrina, the sister of Del’s brutally murdered date, a violent journey of discovery and fear begins. Pursued by vicious killers intent on eliminating anyone with knowledge of the 85-year-old crime, their only hope of survival is to find the reason behind the original crime and why, decades later, someone is still willing to kill to keep it hidden. But Sabrina is concealing a monstrous lie of her own. Is she who she says she is?

1 review for All Lies (“Lies” Mystery Thriller Series Book 1)

  1. MaryLou Hoffman

    (5 for the story & 3 for the narration)
    ALL LIES is the first book in the Lies series. Though each mystery will stand on its own, the series is a continuing relationship between Sabrina and Del. I strongly recommend reading the series in the order of release.

    This story spans three generations of “idiots,” thieves, and murderers. There is romance, suspense, treasure hunting, twists, and danger. This is the reason to occasionally put down the “bodice rippers” and read a little something different!

    I absolutely adore that this is based in historical facts. The research must have been fun, extensive, and its own jigsaw puzzle. If you love the based-on-fact story, read/listen to the notes at the end; I found it fascinating!

    Narration: Greg Hernandez’s narration style reminds me of the old film noire announcers. That’s very difficult to maintain for seven plus hours (and at times a bit on the boring side), but appropriate to the genre. If this isn’t his first book, I’d be incredibly surprised. He doesn’t have pause and emphasis of word choice mastered as yet. It was probably a cold read as well.

    Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy via Audiobookworm Promotions Adopt-an-Audiobook, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

    Title: ALL LIES
    Series: Lies #1
    Category /Genre: Mystery, Thriller
    Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
    Listenability: NSFW
    Received from: Andrew Cunningham (as an Audible gifted copy)

  2. Norma Miles

    “They make it look so easy in the movies”
    A book which started off so well, with expectations of great characters caught up in a thrilling mystery but which was unable to sustain it’s good beginnings.
    With an opening line, “I come from a long line of idiots,” it would be hard for a reader not to want to know more and the more, as it is quickly revealed, is intriguing. Del’s professor father had recently died, murdered, to be more precise, by a furious husband not happy with dad’s dalliance other his wife. And a grandfather had fallen out of a bomb bay in World War II. Plus, it soon becomes obvious that there is a hidden secret in the family history, one concerning hidden treasure about which Del had known nothing but that someone else obviously did, and wanted to know more Lots more.

    So good start, quirky characters and a treasure hunt. But sadly, as the book progresses the story deteriorates. Despite the exchange of in depth background information, the characters of the main protagonist fail to develop, the sudden switching of opponents loyalties seems ridiculous and the fact that no one could work out what the most valuable part of the treasure sought until late in the book was, frankly, ridiculous given the education and knowledge of the main protagonists. The very first mention should have been enough to send excited quivers down their necks.

    The most interesting aspect of the story, for this reader, is the inclusion of a best selling author, also the excruciatingly executed love interest, as well as a book written by another of the, now dead, protagonists Shovel idea (sorry).

    Atherton following the text of the book, narrator Greg Hernandez starts well, his warm sounding voice reading clearly and with expression; though little in the way of individual character voicing, each was still easily differentiated. However, as the story progressed, his narration, too, became more plodding and this reader found the combination of lack of depth from both author and reader made concentration difficult.

    So, overall, a great start and some excellent ideas but with a continuation which, though fast and furious, failed to convince. My thanks to the rights holder who, at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of All Lies, via Audiobook Boom. There was much to enjoy but it could have been a lot better

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