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Pieces of a Lie by [Holloway, Rowena]
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Length: 372 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Crime runs in her family... or does it?
A gripping psychological thriller set in Australia
Mina Everton’s search for her criminal father draws her into the sinister underbelly of the suburbs. The closer she gets to her father, the more she’s pulled into the dangerous world of Slab Carlson.
When a series of home invasions end in the brutal murder of a pensioner, disgraced Detective Lincoln Drummond is determined to solve the case and redeem himself. But when his investigation leads him to Mina Everton, the daughter of an embezzler, Drummond faces his toughest case yet. Because Mina gets to him in ways no prime suspect ever should.
When a second murder occurs, Linc must decide what he values most and Mina must choose between destroying herself or Detective Lincoln Drummond, the only man who believes in her.

Praise for Pieces of a Lie
An incredibly strong debut from author Rowena Holloway, and a sure sign of great things to come. —Rachel Amphlett, author of Dan Taylor Thrillers
The suspense starts quickly and I was ready for the ride… twists, turns and a few surprises which kept my head firmly in the book until the last page.—Duffy the Writer
An atmosphere of dark menace… combines noir with romantic suspense and does it solidly. —WriteNoteReviews
A breathless slalom of hair-pin turns and never-saw-'em-coming surprises. —Diane Hester, author of Run to Me
A well-constructed and complicated story... drew me in from the very first page. —Geraldine Evans, author of the Rafferty and Lewellyn crime series
Entertaining, well plotted and with enough twists and turns to keep the reader in suspense. —Meredith Jaffe, books reviewer

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5501 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0994168802
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Rowena Holloway -- Fractured Press (1 October 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,451 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Set in small town Australia, the book starts when Mina, a troubled young woman, gets lost and visits a dusty junk shop off Australia’s beaten track. She finds something from her past that causes her to think of the father who abandoned her as a child. This object makes her future even more troubled than her past. It involves her in a series of suspicions, lies and dangers and brings her to the attention of a ruthless, sadistic gangster whose interest it would have been far better for her not to have caught. Although Mina feels threatened by the gangster and his thugs, she refuses to tell the police whom she regards as the enemy.

Mina, has come to hate the previously adored father who deserted her because he left town with a lot of other people’s money and she and her sick mother reaped the blame. Mina has a lot of hate in her heart also for the law, so when a Sydney detective comes to her town to investigate a string of burglaries and gives her the impression that, given her father’s track record, he considers her a suspect, she finds another target to loathe. But she discovers that he isn’t easy to hate.

What follows involves stolen artefacts, murder, secrets, lies and fake documents of provenance, as well as some important discoveries about her father that causes her to look at him in a new light.

I enjoyed this book and although I found the romantic element a little light, the characters were well-drawn and believable. Interesting, too, to learn a little more about Australia. This is a well-constructed and complicated story and the author clearly must have done a lot of research in order to make it so. It drew me in from the very first page as I was curious to learn more about this troubled young woman. Rowena Holloway is a talented author. Recommended. Four Stars.
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Incredibly thrilling all the way through. One of the best books I've read.
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