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Legacy of Lies

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  67 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Evidence from a decades-old murder is the last thing Nicole Keller-Mattson expected to find in her grandmother's backyard. The finger-pointing and accusations aimed at her family were easier to predict. Everyone in Ellendale is eager to blame the Kellers--but after an attack leaves Nicole's grandmother in a coma, only Nicole can clear the family name. With the assistance ...more
Paperback, Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #211, 224 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Steeple Hill (first published January 1st 2010)
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Bill Tillman
Another great by the Deep POV lady. Great plot, fooled me with the ending. Fast action and a real page turner, highly recommend.
Jacque Stengel
Nov 10, 2010 Jacque Stengel rated it really liked it
This book starts with an argument with a daughter and her grandma about changing their store for the current market. Little did they know that within the day the old and new would soon become entwined in more than one way. A murdered body found in the rose garden soon has the whole town of Ellington up in arms and accusing a very trustworthy family. The hero and heroine, a cop and a widow of a cop must come to terms with their relationship and the fact that the truth might have unhappy ...more
Virginia Campbell
Aug 24, 2011 Virginia Campbell rated it really liked it
When young widow Nicole Keller-Mattson returns to her hometown to make a fresh start, she soon becomes involved in an old mystery with new and dangerous twists! Moving in with her grandmother to care for her and help her with the family business, Nicole finds herself in the middle of a cover-up, and someone is very determined to keep dark secrets buried. To her horror, Nicole discovers the decades-old remains of a young child buried beneath the rose bushes her grandfather had lovingly tended. ...more
Adam Collings
Oct 19, 2012 Adam Collings rated it really liked it
Legacy of Lies starts with a great hook - the discovery of a baby's remains buried in Nicole Matson's grandparent's front yard. Could it be that her sweet, reliable grandfather was involved in the town's most infamous child abduction case? From this beginning, we get an intriguing murder mystery plot, and plenty of internal conflict for the main character.

The romantic subplot between Nicole and the police chief didn't feel 'tacked on', and supplemented the mystery very nicely. Nicole had a very
Feb 12, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it
Police chief Rich Hendricks hooks up with newcomer, Nicole Mattson, after she returns home to her grandmother to start over. Her husband, a police officer, was killed in the line of duty and she still grieves. The last thing she wants is to start another romance with another cop! But after she finds the skeletal remains of a baby buried in her grandparents' back yard, and discovers the remains may be half a decade old, she worries that her family may be involved int he baby's disappearance and ...more
My biggest problem with this novel was not the speed of Rich and Nicole's romance (the epilogue helps this, in addition to the fact that Rich was interested before he even met Nicole). My problem was the fact that there were too many twists and turns in the storyline. It was hard to keep everything straight because things became so convoluted that the end letter was necessary to clarify things for the readers as much as the characters. A few less complications would have created an overall more ...more
Jan 15, 2012 Cathy rated it liked it
I found myself thinking about this book when I wasn't reading it, so that is a good sign that I was intrigued by the plot. Not crazy about the choice of victims, but good character development and story.
Jan 08, 2013 Missy rated it it was amazing
I love Jill Elizabeth Nelson ~ her books are so different and the characters become so real. This book has become one of my favorites ~ it was a definite page turner to the end. Full of suspence ~ mystery ~ and great writing. I couldn't ask for more!
Mary Baker
Sep 12, 2013 Mary Baker rated it liked it
I was surprised that this book was a good read. It involved the discovery of the remains of a baby that had disappeared about fifty years earlier and the solving of the identity of the child and discovering how he had been killed.
Aug 19, 2015 Dana rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the very beginning. It is responsible for me being very groggy the next day...because I couldn't put it down until it was done. Good thing my e-reader is backlit!!
Wendy Lincoln
Jun 27, 2012 Wendy Lincoln rated it really liked it
It was a good book and kept you in suspense until the end. I did sort of think about the ending and nailed it before I was finished. Definitely a keeper for my collection of books.
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Jill Elizabeth Nelson writes what she likes to read—tales of adventure seasoned with romance, humor, and faith, earning her the tagline: Endless Adventure, Timeless Truth. Jill speaks regularly at conferences, writer’s groups, library associations, and civic and church groups. When teaching classes for writers, she thrills to bring the Ahah! moment to her students as they make a new skill their ...more
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