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Let's Fake a Deal

(Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #7)

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SHE’S GOT THE GOODS . . .
As a former military spouse, Sarah Winston’s learned a little about organizing, packing, and moving. Her latest project sounds promising: a couple of tech-industry hipsters, newly arrived in her Massachusetts town, who need to downsize. Unfortunately, when Sarah tries to sell their stuff, she discovers it’s all stolen—and she’s the unwitting fence
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Mass Market Paperback, 276 pages
Published July 30th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Mark Baker
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, mystery
Sarah Winston’s latest garage sale turns into a disaster when the police show up just after she has opened. It turns out Sarah is selling stolen goods, and the people who hired her have vanished without a trace, making it look even more like she is guilty. That night, Sarah meets up with her friend Michelle at a local bar. Michelle, who is up for a promotion in the Air Force, is facing a bogus discrimination complaint. The next morning, one of the men Michelle thinks is behind her complaint is f ...more
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A pageturner! As the story begins, former military spouse and currently divorced protagonist, Sarah Winston is duped by a couple who hire her to sell stolen goods at a garage sale. They’ve flown the coop leaving Sarah in trouble with the law. If that wasn’t enough, one of Sarah’s enlisted friends, Michelle, is having problems with harassment at the Air Force Base and is accused of murder. Sarah knows she’s innocent, but finding the real killer is a daunting task.

Ms. Harris pens a great blend of
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Amy
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let's Fake a Deal is the seventh book in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series. Sarah finds herself in handcuffs for possession of stolen property while conducting a yard sale on behalf of her clients she knows only as "The Greens" who purport to be from the Midwest. Concurrently, her military friend on Fitch Air Force Base, Lt. Colonel Michelle Diaz should be celebrating an upcoming promotion. But her happiness is cut short when she is accused of discrimination and now the subject of an internal ...more
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Sarah Winston barely opens a garage sale for a couple wanting to downsize when the police show up. The couple is nowhere to be found and everything she was trying to sell for them appears to be stolen. Before she knows it she is on the ground and under arrest. As she tries to find the couple that set her up she is also trying to clear her friend Michelle from murder charges. Michelle was up for a promotion with the Air Force when someone files a complaint against her. One of t
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Cheryl
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah is running a garage sale for a couple of tech-industry people, when the police show up and she is accused of having stolen goods. She finds out that the couple were crooks who set her up to sell the goods for them. Michelle is up for promotion but someone isn’t happy about it and she has an anonymous discrimination complaint against her. Michelle and Sarah go out drinking together, getting a ride home from Sarah’s brother. When they go back to get their cars, one of them men Michelle thoug ...more
Peggy R
I really enjoy this series and I thought this book was one of the best in the series so far. Sarah Winston is an engaging character that is relatable to readers. She is warm, sympathetic, and finally finding her footing now that she and her ex-husband are officially through. I liked the way the author provided closure for Sarah and her readers with respect to her relationship with ex-husband CJ. There is also a nice, diverse cast of secondary characters that make a return appearance and assist S ...more
Laura
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Winston is running a garage sale for the Greens when the cops arrive and accuse her of selling stolen items. She pleads her innocence, but the police are skeptical, and when they can't find the people she says she's working for, they arrest Sarah.

While she's out on bond, Sarah goes out with her old friend Michelle, who is in line for a promotion on the Air Force base. But she's also facing an anonymous discrimination complaint. After a night of partying, Sarah's brother Luke drives the pai
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Kirsti
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book.

Ohhh a military mystery? This is a theme that I haven't come across and know little about. Then you add in the garage sale element (which is totally different to the casual and laid back Sunday morning garage sales in Australia) and you have yet another layer to add interest and color to the story. I personally love a secondhand bargain, and the thrill of the hunt/unknown have me chasing the next big steal.

I LOVED Sarah a
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Patty
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let's Fake a Deal by Sherry Harris is the 7th book in the Garage Sale Mystery series. I love this series, and this book is no exception. Sarah Winston is a well developed main character, who I really like. Sarah makes a living by organizing sales for people and businesses. Sarah once again is caught up in trouble, when she is having a garage sale for a young couple, and all the items are stolen. With the couple no where in sight, Sarah is arrested. On top of that, Sarah goes out with a friend, t ...more
Christa
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hoopla
This book finds Sarah Winston arrested when the couple whose garage sale she is running take off and leave her with stolen property. On top of the worries about how her own case will turn out, her friend, Michelle, is the main suspect in a murder. Sarah has to make certain that the true culprits are found in both cases.

Sarah was at her best in this one, and was charming and courageous. I enjoyed the normal supporting cast of characters. It was great to see her brother, Luke, more. The storyline
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Kaitlyn Dunnett
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I had already started two other novels when Sherry Harris's new garage sale mystery was released. It didn't matter. I dropped both and started reading yesterday and finished today. It's another page turner, with a great twist at the end. Actually, it contains a couple of great twists, one to do with the mystery and the other concerning Sarah's love life. I've loved this series from the start and am already looking forward to the next one.
Betty
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HORRORS! Sarah Winston has been arrested for having stolen items in her provision in the seventh book of the Garage sales mysteries. Vincenzo DiNapoli has her out of jail in no time. As Sarah begins to explore if the goods at the garage sale are stolen, it becomes clear that she had been set up and she will have to work to clear her name. In the meantime her friend, Michelle has been a charge with unknown accusation against her. Sarah and Michelle return to the latter's car and they find a man s ...more
Blaine DeSantis
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to the folks at NetGalley for providing me with a free book in return for an honest review. Garage Sales, Stolen Property and Murder, what a lovely combination and all of this is set forth in this new book by Sherry Harris. I never really read cozy mysteries prior to joining NetGalley and it books like this that make me wonder why I never read this genre. A well-written mystery in which our heroine stages Garage Sales and is eventually arrested for selling stolen property. That mystery mi ...more
Blaine DeSantis
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to the folks at NetGalley for providing me with a free book in return for an honest review. Garage Sales, Stolen Property and Murder, what a lovely combination and all of this is set forth in this new book by Sherry Harris. I never really read cozy mysteries prior to joining NetGalley and it books like this that make me wonder why I never read this genre. A well-written mystery in which our heroine stages Garage Sales and is eventually arrested for selling stolen property. That mystery mi ...more
Lisa Morin
This is a great series and Let's Fake a Deal by Sherry Harris is a mind blowing story that's sure to leave the reader guessing until the end.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for approving me to read an advanced copy of this book.
Lynn
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What happens when you're arrested for selling stolen goods? Sarah Winston is soon to find out! When new arrivals to the area hire her to help them downsize, she's quick to find out there's more than meets the eye with these two new comers. While she's trying to figure out how to get out of the latest tight spot, without affecting Seth's reputation, she finds herself involved in solving the murder of a local military member, hoping to save her friend Michelle from uncertain punishment.

I love the
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Traci
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good! I enjoyed the dual storylines here, as Sarah is trying to clear her name (possessing stolen goods) and her friend's (murder). Wish I could grab the next book right away, but going to have to wait for a while.
Nancy Baker
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fresh and original new cozy mystery involving a major scam, a women obsessed with cats and a murder. The question is can protagonist Sarah Winston clear herself from theft charges, a friend from murder charges and pull off a Cat-tastic Garage Sale.

This is the seventh book in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery series. I have not read the first six but I had no trouble following the story. Although, I am curious about what happened with her ex husband that she mentions more than once. I gues
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RO G'ma
Let’s Fake a Deal, the seventh book in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries by Sherry Harris, is a clean and entertaining read. The action starts in the first paragraph, the storyline is well plotted, and the characters are well developed and affable. There are two mysteries to solve, plenty of viable suspects, and enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged throughout the book. Ms. Harris provides enough character background that this book can be read as a standalone. I recommend this ...more
K.A. Davis
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LET’S FAKE A DEAL, the seventh book in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries by Sherry Harris, is a delightful addition to an entertaining series! The action starts from the very first sentence and the author’s tightly plotted tale kept me glued to the pages. Protagonist Sarah Winston is a well-developed and believable character, one that I could relate to and enjoyed spending time with as the story progressed. While this is a light-hearted cozy mystery, I appreciate that Ms. Harris weaves soc ...more
The Cozy Review
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Series: A Sarah W. Garage Sale Mystery - Book 7
Author: Sherry Harris
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Business/Hobby
Publisher: Kensington Books
Page Count: 304

Publishing Date: July 30, 2019

New from Kensington Books comes Sherry Harris’ latest in the “Sarah W. Garage Sale Mystery” cozy book series, Let’s Fake a Deal. Sherry Harris is one of the best writers out there today. She knows how to keep readers happy and coming back for more. Her cozy mysteries never fail to delight and entertain. This new book wil
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Amanda
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, cozy
What a wild ride this book is! Right from the start, we're introduced to the first of two big mysteries and then the story is off and running. In Let's Fake a Deal, Sarah finds herself compelled to investigate two separate crimes, following up with suspects, alibis, and motives for both. All the while, she keeps up with her garage sale business and her relationships with her friends, her brother, and her boyfriend Seth. I had no idea who the culprits were behind both crimes in this book and I wa ...more
Brenda
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Let's Fake a Deal is the seventh installment in the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery series set in Ellington, Massachusetts and featuring professional garage sale organizer, Sarah Winston. Hired by a young couple to help downsize their home so they can move into a tiny house, Sarah is shocked when the police show up at her garage sale and arrest her for possession of stolen goods. It seems that Alex and Kate Green weren't at all who they claimed to be and Sarah wonders if they purposely set her ...more
Sue Em
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Top-notch series, and this book maintains the high standards. Always well written, her characters engaging and the mystery entertaining. Sarah Winston's experiences as a military spouse allowed her talent for organizing to fkourish,. Now no longer a military spouse, she has built up a business organizing garage sales. Until the morning when she is handcuffed and arrested for selling stolen property. Desperate to restore her reputation, she begins investigating the shady couple who set her up. Th ...more
Nicole
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Still loving this series! The books are fun and quirky, and yet tackles serious issues at time. Lives evolve and new characters are introduced. It was interesting this go around with Sarah getting in trouble, trying to resolve her own legal issues, as well as those of a friend.
Emilia
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Full of action, fast paced, no dragging the plot. Very likable and relatable characters, I'd like to meet them one day👍
Jason
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No time is wasted in this, the 7th installment of the Sarah Winston series, as we start of with Sarah's arrest and things quickly get worse from there. Can Sarah find the couple that set her up? Can she help her friend stave off a murder charge-and how is she going to organize and sell all of the cat items from her latest client? If you think you're having a bad day, read any book in this series and you'll realize that your day can't be as bad as Sarah's-and if she can come through, so can you! ...more
Margie
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun, interesting series. Sarah helps others plan, price and get their yard sales together. Somehow in doing this she always becomes involved in murders and other crimes she does her best to solve. Of course, the police really don't want her help, but what is a girl to do.
Jeanie Jackson
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x-read-2019, faves-19
10 stars! Oh, gosh! Wow! Sherry Harris surprises me with every addition to the Sarah Winston Garages Sale Mystery series, and the newest, Let's Fake a Deal, is one of the big shockers in so many ways! It is no wonder that so many people adore the series; fans old and new will be shouting their enthusiasm for this seventh book in an awesome series.
Well-rounded characters who touch our hearts, plots that intrigue and at times take our breath away, and a sense of community that gives Sarah the stre
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Nicole
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Sherry Harris knows cozy mysteries, knows garage sales, and knows how to keep a reader on the edge of her seat! Let's Fake a Deal opens with garage sale organizer Sarah being questioned by the police about the hot goods her current clients are selling, and it's not long before Sarah's problems escalate from possession of stolen goods to murder! I love this series - the story line progresses nicely with the main/side characters and I'm always kept guessing as to whodunit it and why up until the v ...more
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Sherry Harris started bargain hunting in second grade at her best friend’s yard sale. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series. Tagged for Death, first in the series, will b ...more

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