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Girl of Lies

(Rachel's Peril #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  757 ratings  ·  177 reviews
Andrea Thompson is smart, assertive and beautiful. She’s also desperately lonely. Raised in Europe by her grandmother, she struggles knowing neither of her parents wanted her, and she has no idea why.

When Andrea receives an urgent call from her older sister Carrie, she agrees to fly to the United States to help. Carrie’s newborn daughter Rachel needs a bone marrow transpla
ebook, 400 pages
Published December 19th 2013 (first published December 17th 2013)
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Once upon a time in a faraway land, I was a law student. I loved congressional and Lincoln-Douglas debates and I craved politics. Though that’s far from who I am today, this story touched and awakened that part of me I thought was gone. Nothing impresses me more than a book combining both intellect and emotion, and that is exactly what this book has done.

But first, have you read the other three Thompson Sisters books? No? Here.

A Song for Julia (Thompson Sisters, #1) by Charles Sheehan-Miles Just Remember to Breathe (Thompson Sisters, #2) by Charles Sheehan-Miles The Last Hour (Thompson Sisters, #3) by Charles Sheehan-Miles

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I need so many answers......I really hope Charles-Sheehan-Miles releases the next one as soon as possible.... My brain will blow thinking about Dylan Paris.

This is my first book from this author and definitely won't be the last! One thing from sure, am gonna backtrack and read Julia, Carrie and Alexandra's story!
A beautifully written story with a emotional journey. Am definitely reeling!

Our little girl, Andrea, the youngest girl in Th
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Girl of Lies (Rachel's Peril, #1) by Charles Sheehan-Miles
A three book spinoff of the Thompson Sisters series.

A Song for Julia (Thompson Sisters, #1) by Charles Sheehan-Miles Just Remember to Breathe (Thompson Sisters, #2) by Charles Sheehan-Miles The Last Hour (Thompson Sisters, #3) by Charles Sheehan-Miles
Can be read as standalones or as a series. If you want to read in chronological order follow the order above.
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
What do I think?
I didn't know what to think when I first started reading each page flipped on my Kindle - I loved the story more and more!
This had the mystery of a thriller in it. The knit of a family. The words of a master.

You must read his Thompson Sisters Series before this book.

I can not wait for the next book.
Or I can not wait to meet him in 2014.
Well regardless - big time fan girl!

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Natasha is a Book Junkie
If you had asked me a week ago whether I could possibly love a book with almost no romantic thread in it, I would have said it was impossible. So many books in the past have failed to hold my interest due to a weak or non-existent romantic storyline, and had I known prior to starting this book that this was not a love story, I would have probably refused to read it. And what a colossal mistake that would have been! This is by far one of the best written and most engaging stories I have had the p ...more
Ah-freakin-mazingggg. Sheesh! I was literally on the edge of my seat..waiting for the "ball to drop" so to speak! Then hello, I get to the acknowledgement page. SAY WHAT!!! I gotta wait for book#2 to see this shitstorm through?!?! I don't think I can handle the suspense. It literally killing me!!! That said, I thoroughly enjoyed this!!!
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author

Holy Shitballs this book was amazing. After being gutted by The Last Hour I had to find out more with this family.

This book starts off with the youngest sister Andrea making her way back to the US to get tested for a chance to be a bone marrow match for Carrie and Ray's daughter Rachel.

As soon as she lands on US soil all hell breaks loose and she gets kidnapped and then the world as the Thompson girls know it gets blown wide open.

All the lies and secr
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well....wasn't expecting all of that!!! I was again pleasantly surprised with a book by Mr. Sheehan-Miles. I have read all of the Thompson sisters novels thus far and quickly fallen in love with their stories. Carrie's story was my favorite even with the way my heart broke. I enjoyed reconnecting with so many of the characters from the previous books, but will say that the story is at times complicated with the many new characters and political/war information introduced. I was missing the "love ...more
4.5 Stars

**ARC was provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

HOLY MOLY!!!! I don't even know where to start with this review. I have so many things going through my head right now, I don't know how to express them without completely ruining the whole book. This will probably be a very vague review because anything I want to say would be a spoiler for the story. And I don't do spoilers!!!! I will say that I am a huge fan of the Thompson Sisters series by Charles Sheehan-Miles. I have l
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I want to write a review that does this book justice, but I need to gather my thoughts....

First, let me say that I have read ALL the Thompson Sisters books. I am a huge fan and was eagerly awaiting this one. Girl of Lies is a continuation of the Thompson Sister's stories. I highly recommend you read the others before this one (at the least, read The Last Hour)

This book picks up about 8 months or so after The Last Hour. This book, and I imagine the subsequent ones in this series,
Kati Brown
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC in return for my honest opinion.
Wow! I thought I had an idea of what to expect from this book, but boy I was wrong. Unlike the other Thompson sisters stories, there was no romance, but don't let that disappoint you. This book is full of action, lies, murder, and it keeps you turning the pages dying to figure out the pieces of the puzzle he skillfully created.
The story is told from so many different points of views, and to be honest it did get confusing at times when you didn't
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love all of Charles Sheehan-Miles books. I received and ARC of Girl of Lies and I cannot rave about it enough. The story was great and it was a real page turner - cannot wait for part 2. I'm not one to leave reviews with spoilers mainly because I hate writing but I do love reading and I will say that all the Thompson sisters are featured in this story and you will not regret buying/reading this book.
Gena Puro
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing

AHHHHH!! This book is amazing! God I love you Charles!!! It's so much different from the previous 4 Thompson Sisters stories. There is no romance here, it was pure action, political and suspense. And I love every second of it! Everytime a question was answered another two emerges! I can't wait to unearth everything.
Sarah - Books to Breathe
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Let me start off my saying that I had the PRIVILEGE of being a BETA reader for this novel. And what a privilege it was! To witness a story unfolding almost from conception is an experience like none other and one I will always cherish. My little book loving heart is happy.

How do you explain to a stranger the hurts and rejections that you can barely even admit to yourself?

I’ve been a fan of Charles since reading Just Remember to Breathe back i
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

This book brings us some of our favorite characters from Charles' Thompson Sisters series, but it is a definitely a different type of book. This one is not romance based, but is more about politics, suspense, and intrigue. It starts after the timeline of The Last Hour and focuses on the youngest Thompson sister, Andrea. She is sixteen and has been raised by her Grandmother in Spain away from her sisters. She is called home by her sister Carrie to see if she is a match for a bone marrow
Kathy Ann
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cliffhanger
Carrie's newborn daughter Rachel needs a bone marrow transplant. Carrie is not a close enough match so she calls on her sister Andrea to be tested, hoping that she will be a perfect match. Andrea, sent to Europe at an early age to be raised by her grandmother, has been ostracized by her family and has no idea why. Even though she feels distanced from her five sisters, she still jumps on a plane to help in any way that she can. The problem is that several people want to prevent these tests from t ...more
Girl of Lies, is NOT a story about Rachel Thompson. At one time, the first book in this series was titled Rachel's Peril. With the new title of this book, I assumed it would still be about Rachel. But in fact, it is much, much, more.

For instance, it details the back story of the lives of the parents, Adelina and Richard Thompson. We learn their history, who they are, why they are, and what happened to make Adelina the horrible mother that she is. We learn about Richard Thompson, the seemingly c
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Girl of Lies was a crazy twist jam packed with action and mystery. Charles Sheehan-Miles is a brilliant writer who weaves an intricate tale that will leave you saying OMG what did I just read and wishing that he would write the next book as quickly as possible. It is THAT GOOD!

It is part of the Thompson sister's series, so definitely grab those before you read this one. This story centers around Andrea, the youngest of the Thompson sisters. She lives in Spain with her grandmother who is raising
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, favorites
I've been a huge fan of Mr. Sheehan-Miles since I got Just Remember to Breathe on a 99cent whim. Best purchase I ever made! Although that was the first book he wrote for the Thompson Sisters series other books were written out of sequence to complete the series. This current one, a spin-off series, was very different from the others. Previous books centered around the girls with a romantic feeling, not all hearts and flowers but in a general subject I'd call them romance. I could easily call thi ...more
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I wasn`t sure I was going to enjoy this book, no idea really as to why. It just sounded like it was going to be one huge cluster f***. But as always Charles surprised me. It was a truly wonderful read and lots of unexpected stuff happens. And a major cliffhanger I really enjoyed. I can`t really say too much since the book is not out yet, I received this book for the blog tour. I love all these books with this crazy family and if you enjoyed the last books by Charles, you are in for a treat with ...more
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 big, fat stars for this one! Holy crap....what a tangled mess this story is!! Even though this story contains all of the sisters from The Thompson Sisters series...this book is WAY different. There is a lot of political content that really makes you think.

I had a big of a time trying to keep up with the characters in the book. There are so many new people that we met in this tangle web. I'm hoping as more of the story is released, the pieces and characters will all fit together.

I shut my Kindl
Lourdes Santin
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've kindly received an ARC copy from this spectacular author. In this book we learn so much about the Thompson Family it's mind blowing. ..

I'm not very fond of cliffhangers in general but this one left me like: "really? that's it?" And I wanted to kill Charles all over again!!!

But what a great and wonderful story!

In my opinion I will personally wait gor the other books to come out to read it but that's just because I hate waiting and now I want the next book ASAP! And this one isn't even out
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
ARC provided. First time I read a book that had so many different POV's. I'm amazed at how this author was able to tell a story so cohesively from so many angles. I am a major fan of romance novels and this was a big change for me. I missed the love story but I am so happy to be an arc reader for this author. I have been a fan since the first Thompson novel. Thanks for sharing these characters and I would definitely recommend.
Nov 08, 2013 marked it as to-read
Adrienne Scales


I'm still trying to figure out how to put my words together, in order to review this book.  I guess the first thing I should say is read The Last Hour before you read Girl of Lies because there is a major spoiler and unfortunately I stopped reading The Last Hour to read this one and well bummer for me.

So this was like Homeland meets Tom Clancy meets Enemy of the State and our main characters are the Thompson sisters?

Yeah that was more a question than anything else.  I honestly still don

Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
4.5 stars

Having just finished the original Thompson Sisters books, I was excited to continue their stories and learn what was to come of all the girls after The Last Hour, and Girl of Lies did not disappoint. Girl of Lies picks up after the birth of Carrie's daughter, Rachel. When the family learns Rachel has a genetic disorder which requires a bone marrow transplant, each of Carrie's sisters rush to her side and the hospital to find out if they are a match, including Andrea. Andrea has lived in
Krystle Marie
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Girl of Lies by Charles Sheehan-Miles was an outstanding book that held me in it’s grip from start to finish. It was nothing like I had imagined it would be…it was so much more. CSM surpassed any and every expecation I had and delivered one of my absolute favorite stories of 2013.

A few months back I decided to dive into the Thompson Sisters books and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect because I hadn’t heard too much about the books. Once a few o
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Rachel's Peril is a 3 book spin-off from The Thompson Sisters series. I highly recommend you read them first to have a better understanding of everything that takes place in Girl of Lies, and also because they are all beautiful, emotional books. I have fallen in love with all of the Thompson sisters since reading Just Remember to Breathe and each story has left many questions in my mind regarding this family that I was awaiting answers to.

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Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it

I have been a huge fan of Charles since I picked up Just Remember to Breathe. From that moment on I was attached to The Thompson Family and I couldn’t wait for more. I am going to stop here and say if you haven’t read them I highly suggest you stop everything and go live in those books for a little bit. I will also warn now that this series is not complete so yes PREPARE FOR THE CLIFFHANGER!!

Girl of Lies is a little different than the other Thompson Sisters books you see this i
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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Charles Sheehan-Miles is a master story teller. His works are emotional, thought provoking, and keep the reader enthralled throughout the book.

Girl Of Lies is book one in Rachel's Peril series. It is a continuation of the Thompson sister series. Although this book is a spin off of the Thompson sisters series it can be read without reading the first part of the series. The author provides enough of a background that gives the reader enough information to follow all the characters in this book. I
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Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America's Future. Charles and his wife Andrea Randall live and write together in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

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