“Of course, no matter where in the world she was, she could never have stayed hidden, not as long as he was willing to kill innocent people until he found her. The question was, had he stopped killing people, or was she next on his list?”
--Robin Patchen, award winning author of Finding Amanda and Twisted Lies.About CONVENIENT LIES: She married her enemy.
As much as it pains me I can’t but rate this as is, and it all boils down to momentum.
In broad strokes, the story is about, Reagan, a woman with many secrets, who decides to run away from Paris and from her hubby, Julien. In tow is their brand spanking newborn. Well, Reagan, you see, discovered that Julien was not who he portrayed himself to be and not only that, she also had information that linked him and his family to terrorists activities.
She heads back to the US and lands
Main character Rae is trying to find a better life for her and her son. The path to getting there is incredibly dangerous and risky. She is a tough lady.
My gratitude to the author for a complimentary copy of ...more
Author: Robin Patchen
Publisher: Create Space
My rating 5+ out of 5 stars.
There are authors who can tell a good story and there are those who tell a story in such a way it leaves readers wanting more. Readers can tell too if a book isn’t worth reading. Robin Patchen is more than a story teller! In Convenient Lies, she drew me into a world where secrets were kept for a variety of reasons, and lies were told as easy as turning on a light switch. When the mai ...more
Convenient Lies drew me in immediately. The book opened with Reagan McAdams taking her twelve-day-old baby and fleeing her husband. I had to find out why. Then I had to find out if she would escape his reach. And ...more
Reagan McAdams is married to Julien who is an international arms dealer. They have a two week old baby, Johnny. Reagan learns Julien is engaged in activities that are illegal and immoral. She takes their son and leaves him. She returns to the home of her grandmother with the intent of going into hiding. She knows it is a matter of time before Julien or his very powerful fa ...more
The action starts right on the first page. I immediately liked Rae and wanted her to be able to get away from Julien. I was pulling for her to be able to make a home in New Hampshire through out the whole book. I was afraid she was going to panic and run away and be on the run looking over her shoulder for the rest of her life.
The tension in this book is perfect. It is paced just right.
Quite a few twists I didn't see coming. I love it when that happens!
If Romantic Suspense is y ...more
Rachel Adams or Rae left home to travel the world and become a reporter. She has only one living relative. Her grandmother lives in New Hampshire and Rae doesn't often speak with her. Rae married Julien Moreau. He swept her off her feet. Then the controlling behavior started and a baby, Jean-Louis (Johnny). Rae is able to plan ...more
Wow! This is the first book I've read by this author and hopefully not the last! I was excited to read it as I like suspense books and this one sounded intriguing. I wasn't disappointed. It definitely wasn't lacking in suspense! There were a couple times I had to step away from it just to calm down. ;)
It was one of those books that you feel kind of bad for the characters because anyone with any integrity knows that y ...more
Hidden Truth Series Book One
Rachel Adams may not have been completely honest with her husband when they married—but he definitely had not been honest with her. Rae had changed her name when she left her hometown of Nutfield, New Hampshire and went to college—leaving a past behind her. Now, truths have come to light and she needs to get away and start over...again.
Brady Thomas has returned home to Nutfield. He's been through some tough times, but survived. What he ...more
Reagan McAdams returns to her old home, and her old name. Fleeing Paris with her infant son, she arrives at her grandmother's house only to learn that the dear woman passed away days ago. Her husband has lied to her, her grandmother has left her, and her high school boyfriend is t ...more
I also liked the portrayal of the villain and those closest to him. I can't say more without giving away spoilers, but I'm excited to read the next installment in the series.
The ending of the book is well worth reading though.