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The Lies That Bind by Kate Carlisle
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Oct 12, 11

Brooklyn Wainwright really knows her stuff. Restoring rare books is her specialty, so when she’s hired by San Francisco’s prestigious Bay Area Book Arts to teach a class on bookbinding, she leaps at the chance. Perhaps a little too quickly.

Brooklyn is recovering from a recent brush with death and a recent almost love affair with international security expert Derek Stone. So one can’t blame Brooklyn if her nerves are a little frayed. And when she realizes she’s signed on to work for the boss from hell—BABA director Layla Fontaine—who will use every weapon in her well-endowed, female arsenal to get what she wants, well, Brooklyn is one unhappy girl.

She’s even more unhappy when she finds Layla dead. Happily, by that time her would-be lover Derek is on the job, having been hired for protection by a guest faculty member. There are too many suspects and motives keep cropping up all over the place. The wonder is that Layla lived as long as she did. Then, another death happens. And one of Brooklyn’s good friends, the mysterious Gabriel, is attacked. Brooklyn fears she has become some sort of magnet for death.

Who knew the book industry could be so dangerous?

In “The Lies That Bind”, the third in the Bibliophile Mystery Series, Kate Carlisle weaves an intriguing tale with a fascinating peek into the behind-the-scenes world of rare books.

Great fun, and educational too!

Reviewed by Susan Santangelo, Author of “Retirement Can Be Murder” for Suspense Magazine

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