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Tetterbaum's Truth

(Just Call Me Angel #1)

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Angel Martin plans to marry Tony and live happily ever after, until Tony disappears. Nursing a broken heart, she takes a job at Tetterbaum's Pub, unaware it is the most prestigious Mafia hangout in Chicago. She finds herself suddenly caught in the middle of a revengeful scheme from a past she's never known and a blackmail scandal that has left several dead; and she's next ...more
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Published October 1st 2010 by Global Publishing Group LLC
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Ted Tayler
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"A stylish thriller that delivers the goods"

What's not to like? The settings and descriptive passages draw you into the bar, the bedroom, or the lion's den. There are plenty of strong characters to enjoy and lashings of intrigue. The pace isn't full-pelt, but it's relentless. The action comes in sudden bursts, often when you least expect it. Impossible to put down.
I was provided with a free copy of this story in return for an honest review by the author. I was glad to oblige; I thoroughly enjoye
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Jolie
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not normally a huge fan of Mafia-inspired thrillers but when I read the blurb for this book, I had to read it. I am glad that I did read this book because it was good. It was a little slow to start but once I got past the chapter explaining Angel’s background and her relationships, the book picked up steam. And the ending was excellent!!!

Tetterbaum’s Truth is the first book in the Just Call Me Angel series. Angel Martin has become content with her life. She owns a successful pub. She also h
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Grady
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Grandfather,” Angel said abruptly, “Venito is finito.”

Colorado author S.R.Claridge earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is originally form St. Louis and began her writing career with published poetry, lyrics and greeting cards. She now has found her genre - the fiction world of mystery and romantic suspense. She says it is her background in theatre and psychology that help her fill the pages with enough dramatic suspense to keep her readers gue
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Lora Shouse
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angel Martin appears at first to be a fairly normal young woman who has a serious obsession with a man who is probably not good for her. Her parents are long dead, and the only living relative she knows of is an old aunt. She owns a bar in Chicago by the name of Tetterbaum’s Pub, one of the nicest pubs in the city.

But Angel finds out that everything in her life has been a lie, and nothing is what it seems. Including, Angel, it appears. For one thing, everyone who appears in the book is a Mafia t
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Donadees Corner
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone of this genre
Recommended to Donadees Corner by: Author
Tetterbaum’s Truth - Just Call Me Angel Bk 1 - Written by SR Claridge
When the MOB complicates your life what will you do????

Angel Martin plans to marry Tony and live happily ever after until Tony disappears. Nursing a broken heart, she takes a job at Tetterbaum’s Pub, unaware it is the most prestigious Mafia hangout in Chicago. She finds herself suddenly caught in the middle of a revengeful scheme from a past she’s never known and a blackmail scandal that has left several dead, and she’s next on
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Space Cowgirl
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Young, 🔥Hot, and Italian!
Angel💃💋💔 has had a hard life. All of her relatives are dead💔, killed in one way or another. With her inheritance, She is able to buy a local Chicago 🍸bar called Tetterbaum's🍺, in order to make a living.
She keeps to herself, when she's not dodging her aunt's matchmaking attempts, but a gorgeous young man, Grayson🐺🍆🌋, comes into the bar one night. She can't resist him and she goes to his apartment for a one 🌙night stand. They try to keep it casual, no phone numbers, no la
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Janice Spina
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book and chose to review it without compensation.

Tetterbaum’s Truth is full of surprises, twists and turns, making for an intriguing beginning to this series. Angel Martin, the main protagonist, owns her own pub and is trying to get her life back to normal after her fiancé walks out, but strange things begin to happen after she is involved in a car accident.

All that she thought she knew about her life is a lie, even her name. She discovers some surprising things in her
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Lauren
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received the ARC of this book from Hidden Gems in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book in the series and the first I have read by this author. Honestly had it not been offered by Hidden Gems, I probably would not have found it on my own. It was a great story with lots of twists and turns and I was constantly trying to guess who the heroine could actual trust.
It is the story of Angel Martin, who runs a bar in Chicago and tries to rebuild her life after her fiancé broke up with
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Jay Williams
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wouldn't have bought this based on the title, but I received a free copy and I am so glad I did. This book has everything I look for in a book: a great story, descriptive writing, interesting characters, a strong female lead, and the Chicago mob. Once I started reading I dropped the rest of my life to finish. Tetterbaum's is a Chicago pub that is very old and has an interesting history. After Tetterbaum dies, Angel gets a smoking deal to buy the pub and begins running it. Through the story, sh ...more
Tracey Tranter
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is full of suspense that just got better and better. This was a good thriller, with some unexpected twists,

The ending was also not what I expected.

I'll be looking for the next book in this series.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book for Hidden Gems
Rea Cobb
Jun 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I started this blog I never aimed to keep the books I review all one genre, but as you can see I am a huge fan of women’s fiction (or as it is widely known chick-lit! ). I have been lucky to have a huge pile of books to read and review and also some have been sent to me to read on my new Kindle! One of the kindle books that I have been putting aside reading is Tetterbaum’s Truth. I have often been sent murder mystery type books and by the 4-5 chapter I just give up so I have never read one ...more
Dale
Jul 24, 2016 rated it liked it
This book was introduced to me as being similar to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. For those not familiar with this ever-growing series, Stephanie is the classic "fish out of water" - she is a gorgeous, unemployed single woman who takes a job as a bounty hunter for a bail bondsman. If she brings them in, she gets paid. But, she's never used a gun. She has no skills to do this job but, in the end, she does so in her own hilarious way.

On the surface, this book does indeed have some simila
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Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
This is an awesome story full of secrecy, mystery and drama which starts at the beginning of the story until the very end.It is well written and the story line is awesome where there are many betrayal and mostly a shocking twist to the story.I loved most of the characters and how everyone came together and it had a lot of depth that I don't see in a lot of Mafia novel. They are very believable especially in their situations and their reactions to things are especially believable. I discovered th ...more
Laura Ruetz
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was very enjoyable. This is a suspenseful mystery with a lot of different layers, you never quite know which way it will go until the very end. I can't say too much, as I want to be very careful to not reveal any spoilers in this book, where nobody ends up being what they seem on the surface. The main character, Angel, is strong and capable and is written very well. I think the characters were very well thought out, written well and interesting. They worked well with the plot ...more
Deb
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
IF you're looking for a great read that will capture from the very first page, then look no further. This is a great drama, suspense, thriller all packed into one.
At first I didn't think I could get into a mafia-style book, but the character development and twists and turns in this story hooked me. Can't wait to continue the series.
Alisa Meinecke
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait to start the second one!
Tricia Riley
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book and love this series!
Maria
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Got this on Amazon as an eBook, loved it!
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Nov 26, 2018 rated it liked it
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A surprisingly intense and suspenseful first in series
I would have passed this up - Ok fine I originally did based on the title and the cover (don't judge I went back and read the blurb) when I was offered a comp copy to read, but something about the blurb grabbed my attention so I backtracked and accepted a copy
I am so glad I did
The plot was perfectly executed (and yes that has so many meanings to it) the characters were larger than life and easy to connect with - the detail was spot on and br
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S.R. Claridge grew up in St.Louis, Missouri where she graduated from Lindbergh High School and furthered her education at the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She now resides in Colorado with her husband and two children.

She began her writing career being published for her poetry, lyrics and greeting cards; but has found her niche in the fiction world of rom
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