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Twisted Lies

(Hidden Truths #2)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  281 ratings  ·  81 reviews
She thought they’d never find her. And then her daughter vanished.

Marisa Vega’s life as an adoptive mom in a tiny Mexican village isn’t what she’d dreamed while growing up in New York, but as the target of a man who’s convinced she stole millions of dollars from his financial firm, Marisa believes hiding is her only way to stay alive. When her daughter is snatched and held
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Published January 2017 by JDO Publishing
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Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
Continuing to enjoy this suspense series by a new to me author. In Twisted Lies, main characters Nate and Marisa are trying to solve a ten year mystery so that Marisa can get her kidnapped daughter returned. I especially loved the teamwork of Nate's friends to help solve the mystery.

My gratitude to the author for a complimentary e-version of this novel. I was not required to post a review and the opinions expressed are my own.
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Twisted Lies is the second book in this series by Robin Patchen which I have read. I really enjoyed the story. There were plenty of plot twists, lots of suspense, and some lost sleep on my part since I had trouble putting it down. The characters were believable; I could almost feel their pain and turmoil at times. There are times when no answer is the perfect answer; how we make those choices and the consequences they hold can be troubling. I felt the author did a wonderful job showing the confl ...more
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Twisted Lies, written by Robin Patchen, is the second book in the Hidden Truth series and the second Patchen book I've read.
Wowser! If you like suspense and mystery, these books are for you. Edge of the seat suspense. No problem turning the pages as I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
I think my favorite character, NATE! What a guy! He was the ever ready guy to give up all for those he cared about. Who wouldn't want that kind of person in their life.
Thoroughly enjoy this series and c
Ken Grant
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good read. The story built as it went along. I enjoyed seeing the characters grow and develop. The plot is fairly complex, but it doesn't bog down the story. The romance element is involved,but not overly done. Very enjoyable and worth a read.
Kim Le
May 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
In my opinion this was a lot longer than it needed to be, with wayyyy too many lengthy - and very repetitive - inner monologues. Also felt awkward how we got so deep into so many characters' psyches; made the perspective feel unnatural. In general I just don't think I was a big fan of the plot as a whole which is a bummer bc I really liked the first one of the series!
Kara R.  Hunt
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Robin Patchen does it again. From page one you're pulled into a story of deception, manipulation, lies suspense and love. Patchen is a master at weaving what readers look for in various genres into one.
Definitely five stars.
Lisa Johnson
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: Twisted Lies (Hidden Truth Book #2)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 388
Year: 2017
Publisher: Create Space
My rating 5+ stars out of 5.
Robin Patchen continues her characters’ stories with the book, Twisted Lies that focuses on Nate who we met in book one, Convenient Lies. From what Nate experiences in the first tale, we now find him packing up to leave New York and his job to return to the small town where he grew up. While he has physically healed from his horrible experience, PTSD is making his
Erin Laramore
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is the 2nd installment in the Hidden Truth series by Robin Patchen. Though it can stand alone, you get a better history if you've read the first book (and there is no excuse not to since you get the e-book free for signing up for her newsletter!). If you enjoy romantic suspense, I can't recommend these books enough! Though I've read book 3 prior to book 2 and therefore knew how the main dilemma would turn out, I still had no idea how they were going to get there and there were certain ...more
Kelly Tyree
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Twisted Lies is a book that combines suspense, action, and romance. It keeps you on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out who the kidnapper is and whether or not the outcome of the kidnapping will be good or bad. It is book two in the Hidden Truth series. I had not read book one, but I had no trouble following the plot and following the characters.

Nate Boyle is a former reporter that is escaping New York to head for quite New Hampshire. He was held hostage and beaten and is working to
Debbie Chatley
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Suspenseful, action filled story about fraud, theft, kidnapping and murder that will keep you guessing all along the way. To me a good suspense novel is one that you get caught up in the story such that you don't want to put it down, that gives enough clues to keep you guessing but then surprises you in how it all turns out. And this book delivers on all of that, I was instantly pulled into the story, trying to anticipate who the bad guys were and how it was going to end but was consistently sur ...more
Edward Arrington
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Most often when we hear of someone we know going to Mexico, they are going for one of three reasons. They go for vacation, a missions trip, or to visit family. I have never known anyone who moved there to avoid the law although it is not unheard of. That is exactly what Marisa, the heroine of this story, has done although she is not guilty of any crime. She was falsely accused and saw no other option. I cannot say what I would have done in her situation. Eight years later, after making a life fo ...more
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Twisted Lies is book two in Patchen’s Hidden Truth series, and is every bit as wonderful as the first. Both books pull at the reader’s heart strings because young children are at risk. In Twisted Lies four-year-old Ana, adopted daughter of Marisa Vega, has been kidnapped, and the kidnapping is linked to the life Marisa led before fleeing to Mexico. Also linked to that life is former New York Times reporter, Nate Boyle. Can Marisa count on him to help her find her daughter before it is too late? ...more
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Twisted Lies by Robin Patchen
Hidden Truth Series Book Two
Nathan Walter Boyle just wants peace and quiet in his life. He's moving back to his small hometown of Nutfield, New Hampshire for that quiet. That was what he planned to do. Somehow he's ended up in Mexico to reunite two sisters and everything breaks loose. Now he's back into a hectic situation. And he wouldn't choose to be anywhere else.

Marisa Vega had to run away eight years ago. Leaving all she knew behind to start over. She has a home,
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A stand-alone novel, Book 2 is based a secondary character introduced in Book 1.

For those who enjoy a clean romantic suspense will love this, and those who don’t mind not having ‘sexy scenes’ will love it too. There’s plenty of romance, emotions and action.

Marisa and Nate’s story – After eight years Nate reaches out to Marisa when her sister contacts him explaining she’s in danger and needs her sisters help. He’d helped Marisa years ago and she hoped he would help again. It’s clear early on who
Sheila Lee
I will not restate the plot nor reveal any spoilers in this review.
While Twisted Lies is a stand alone story, a reader will miss the backstory to the H if he/she has not read Convenient Lies. Although I had read the first book in the series, I had a hard time following this one. Nate is a reporter who is introduced in Convenient Lies. Without reading the background of his kidnapping in book 1, a reader will flounder with understanding his character, the many references made to this event and th
Randy Tramp
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Marisa Vega’s life as an adoptive mom in a tiny Mexican village is the target of a man who’s convinced she stole millions from him. I liked this element of the story since we've adopted many children.
Marisa hides to stay alive. Her daughter Ana is snatched and held for ransom. The horror of every parent.
Marisa must discover who really stole the money in order to rescue her. Nate Boyle, months after being kidnapped, tortured, and left with PTSD, helps her. They seek to unravel a mystery in orde
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Left with no options but to run Marissa does that and more when she lands in a town in Mexico. She thinks she is safe that is until betrayal of the deepest kind rocks her to the core. Nate is still reeling from his trauma and dealing with the emotional recovery when he gets drawn back in to Marissa's situation. This is their story. It is twisted full of lies and misdirection. Yup this author doesn't play around. The action and deception cut deep and the answers are not as cut and dry as it's por ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought this book started off a little bit slowly, but it had a very complicated and mysterious plot and took a good deal of time to lay out all the lifestyles of the various characters in the story so we could get to know them. Robin Patchen did a great job of setting up this shocking murder mystery, scary kidnapping of a special little girl, and all intertwined with a delightful romance. Once the story really started to move, I couldn't put it down. The characters, Nate, Marisa, Leslie, Ana, ...more
Stella Potts
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Twisted Lies is full of surprises. Marisa Vega is running for her life and now she has been flushed out and her 4 year old adoptive daughter has been kidnapped. Nate is there to help her as they try to find the missing money that the kidnapper thinks she stole. It is a perilous journey as they try to solve the mystery of who actually stole the money before the kidnapper kills little Ana. This book is not an overtly Christian Novel and has some language but nothing really bad. If you are a fan of ...more
Ellen White
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nate was a by line reporter, he didn’t want to be in the thick of it, he couldn’t survive. He loved the city, yet, leaving after 14 years. A plea to help
Marsia her half sister Leslie, wants his help. Said Marsia left a clue with him, of where money was at. Leslie was in danger, he didn’t like the alternative.
8 years Marsia, hadn’t gotten an email, she and her daughter felt safe here.
To risk it all, her sister was in danger, Nate had to come also. Trying to figure out who had the money, who was
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marisa is been hiding in Mexico for eight years but when her sister Leslie and Nate Boyle, the journalist that helped her to take down the people that killed her boyfriend Vinnie when he contacted the FBI to come clean about a fraud, contact her she can’t stay away and she mets them in Acapulco. But the Ana, Marisa’s daughter and Leslie are kidnapped and in other to have them back Marisa and Nate must find the money that disappeared eight years ago. Nate, Rae, Brady, Sam and Garrison Koop, the e ...more
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Twisted Lies is the second book in The Hidden Truths series by Robin Patchen. Convenient Lies is the first book and I am glad that I read it first because book two has some of the same characters. We met Nate Boyle in book one and now we get to learn more about him as he is battling PTSD and trying to move on with his life. Marisa Vega's daughter has been kidnapped and she has turned to Nate for help. Will Nate be able to overcome his PTSD in order to help her? I highly recommend this book to an ...more
Lori Fitzgerald
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing story!

Author Patchen sure has a flair for writing a story that holds your interest from cover to cover. This is the second book of the series and I definitely hope she writes many more. I love a series that makes a connection from one book to the next, continues to develop the characters and the story line. Seeing how the characters progress in each new book makes me as a reader feel so much like I am part of the story. You feel like you can sit down next to any of the main chara
Charlotte Dance
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
A worthy sequel to Convenient Lies. Some of the same characters continue. This book kept me guessing and reading. I especially liked the strong immediate bond that was described between the mother and the daughter she adopted. Our description of that would be 'she has been in my heart forever'. Although the problem was stumbled into, the occupations of the people made sense with what roles they played. I read this one immediately after finishing the first book and have already started the 3rd bo ...more
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it, have-read
A mother's nightmare, her sister and daughter are no longer there. They were just a second ago. Where did they go? Better yet, who took them? This story is about a women's past catching up with her and she is left to pay the price. Then Nate Boyle comes back into the picture, can he help her again after all he went through before? This book is full of suspense and romance and many obstacles along the way for Nate and Marisa. I enjoyed the characters very much. I voluntarily read a copy of this b ...more
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book but it didn't have the 'I have to stay up all night to read it" affect on me until maybe the last 20%. It was good though. It's well written with good character development. I do think you will need to read book 1 to really understand Nate. I do like that the characters are carried over from book to book. I do not really like all the questioning of God without some growth from the characters in that area. It seems only Samantha is a true believer. I like the series thoug ...more
Sherry Cross
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Twistied Lies is the second in a series of four in the Nutfield Saga. Nate Boyles is again a reluctant hero, but he would do anything for Marisa & her 4 yr old Ana. As in the first book, I was sad to find only one Christian in the circle of friends, and the others ribbed her about it. We almost had a foxhole conversion right at the end, but none of it rang true & this is not why i read CF. I kept reading in hopes a real conversion would take place. It didn't and i most likely won't read t
Jan Locke
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All you need is love

The heart twisting drama begins in New York city, increases as you stop in Mexico and explodes in tiny , beautiful Nutfield, NH. Nate is a quiet hero, always patient, comforting and kind. His friends, who became my friends as I read because they're written as if I were enjoying coffee with them, would do anything for him. Searching for little Ana and her kidnappers together used each individuals talents and skills and shows the powerful healing of love. Great story! Looking f
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Twisted Lies is a super good suspense/romance. I was pulled immediately into the action in this book. This book has a good plot and great cast of characters. I had not read book one in the series and feels this works well as a standalone. I intend to read book one to read Nate's story. I also look forward to reading future books in the series. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author. All opinions expressed are my own.
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When you get blamed for something you didn't do, you run! When you are tracked down and blackmailed, you go back to try to prove your innocence. When it involves your child, your really work hard at it and give it everything you have got. Then you find the answers to the questions that you have been hiding from for many years. On top of that you are totally shocked at who did it.
Great book by a really good author. Looking forward to #3.
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