Brenda starts the New Year with another great 5 star read.
Pieces of a Lie
One dark secret. Two troubled souls. The lie that brings them together could tear them apart.
Mina Everton’s search for the criminal father who deserted her years ago draws her into the sinister underbelly of the Australian suburbs and a lie twelve years in the making. Detective Lincoln Drummond is investigating a series of robberies. Simple. Until he meets Mina, who gets to him in ways he’s never faced before, and it soon becomes clear the truth behind the robberies is far from simple. Despite Mina’s growing feelings for Drummond, she can’t bring herself to trust him. And the closer she gets to her father, the more she looks, and acts, like a suspect. To expose the truth she must choose – destroy herself … or the only man who believes in her.
Sometimes love isn’t enough…
Detective Lincoln Drummond was transferred from Sydney to Failie in South Australia after issues with a superior – he was told to clean up the ongoing robberies in the town before he could return to Sydney. But Linc had no idea that the small town of Failie and its seedy underbelly of crime would involve him so completely. Or in such a deadly way…
Mina Everton was deeply involved in antiques – her training by Gibson had been ongoing for the past five years, and she was now ready to step out on her own. Though she was mostly ostracised by the townsfolk, she had put what her father, Jacko, had done thirteen years prior behind her – she was looking forward to her future in the business. That was until the day she discovered something which threw her back into the years of her childhood with the parents she had loved; the father she had adored.
Mina’s immediate search for answers found her in the sights of evil – only she had no idea. The danger as Mina drew closer didn’t make itself known; her obsession could well be her downfall. And Linc was sure Mina was mixed up in what he was investigating. Or was she? It seemed like he couldn’t trust his own judgment anymore…
Pieces of a Lie by Aussie author Rowena Holloway was brilliant! Gripping, intense and oh-so-unputdownable! And so refreshing to have Aussie spelling and ‘isms in the book too! I thoroughly enjoyed the story; the plot was intriguing and well written. I have no hesitation in recommending this author’s debut novel to fans of a good crime/murder mystery. A well-deserved 5 stars from me!