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Unholy Lies

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Southern mystery that explores the killing of a beautiful church worker in rural Texas. Suspects include the pastor of the town's largest church, his unstable wife and his fiercely protective secretary.
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published October 19th 2012 by Five Star (ME)
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Oct 07, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
Sandra Bretting’s Unholy Lies had me hooked from the first paragraph of the prologue. I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery on so many levels. The prose is smooth and engaging, the plot is compelling and suspenseful, and the characters are well developed and unique. Who could resist the uber-eccentric LilliFay Holiday (my personal favorite) and her wayward-yet-sympathetic husband Bobby, or root for Kelsey Garrett in her quest to report the real story behind the murder of the young, beautiful church ...more
Oct 16, 2012 Lizzy rated it it was amazing
While I would not characterize myself as an avid reader, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Unholy Lies. I found this mystery to be very engaging, with all of the twists and turns it incorporates. I also enjoyed the book's romantic component and, because it was tastefully written, feel great recommending it to others. The characters were well developed, so that I would enjoy hanging out with many of them at their local Grande Burrito. Having grown up in the church myself - I appreciated the consequenc ...more
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Oct 07, 2012 Lisa P rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed Unholy Lies and although I was anxious to get to the end to see how it turned out, I was sad that I had finished it.
Unholy Lies revealed the darkest of secrets in an unlikely place, a small town Texas church. Author Sandra Bretting had me going from character to character trying to figure out 'who dunnit'. True to Texas (I'm a Texan), Sandra developed the quirkiest characters, captured our small town flavor and the mixture of loyalty and suspicion that reside together in our
Oct 10, 2012 Candacesmythe rated it really liked it
This is my first time reading Sandra Bretting and I must say I enjoyed this book very much. It had just the right balance of “whodunit” and romance. She does a very good job of developing the characters and they are so diverse, it’ll keep you guessing until the end. As much as I enjoyed the mystery, I found myself captured by the love triangles even more! All in all, a very entertaining and enjoyable read.
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