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Telling Lies by Wendy Hornsby
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Apr 04, 2010

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Read in April, 2010

Twenty two years ago they were radicals, protesting the war and fomenting violence. Maggie was Maggot the little sister tagging along behind her twin siblings. Emily, the radical and Mark, the soldier. Then on December 20, Emily is indicted and appears on the cover of Time and Mark dies in friendly fire in Vietnam.

Twenty two years later, Maggie is called by her sister to come to LA for a special event. Emily is shot before the meeting can take place and lies in a hospital with a lot of brain damage. As the family gathers and the old radicals reappear, Maggie investigates what happened in those hours before the shooting.

Even though I gave it three stars, the characters in this book are very engaging and interesting. I'm eager to see what they do next. The story was complex and a little bit different from the cozy-with-a-gimmick mystery fare. I liked the book, just didn't love the book. I loved the characters. Very satisfying ending.

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