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Family of Lies | [Mary Monroe]

Family of Lies

Growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the 16-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone....
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Publisher's Summary

Growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the 16-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone.... Unfortunately for Vera, Sarah Cooper is the child Kenneth Lomax always wanted. When the father she never knew shows up at her mother's funeral to claim her, it's a fairy tale journey from the ghetto to a mansion on a hill. But Sarah's life is not as carefree as her father wants it to be...because Sarah knows from the start that her step-mother is as two-faced as they come. And after losing all the family she's ever known, she wants a life that's richer than what Vera's got planned for her.

Neither woman can be sure who will win Kenneth's heart and fortune. But as Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone they know will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top....

©2014 Mary Monroe (P)2014 Recorded Books

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    kemba 06-12-14
    kemba 06-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book!!!!"
    Where does Family of Lies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Kept me wanting more!


    What other book might you compare Family of Lies to and why?

    Drama


    Have you listened to any of Patricia R. Floyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes,I love her reading. she become the book


    If you could rename Family of Lies, what would you call it?

    Trouble


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the good work!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sassy863 10-24-14
    Sassy863 10-24-14
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    "too slow"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It could have been shortened by about 30 chapters


    Would you recommend Family of Lies to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, it moved way too slow. The characters were weak except for Vera.


    What three words best describe Patricia R. Floyd’s performance?

    Believable, bitchy snob


    Do you think Family of Lies needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    The plot was good,but I found the characters to be slow and the conclusion to be lacking

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LaRena Spartanburg, SC, United States 07-13-14
    LaRena Spartanburg, SC, United States 07-13-14 Member Since 2012
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    "I didn't expect any less from Mary Monroe"
    What made the experience of listening to Family of Lies the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed how the story unraveled. There were touches of foreshadowing here and there that gave the story a hint of suspense. The characters were very human...sometimes even comical.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 06-20-14
    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 06-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "She knocked it Out the Park"

    This literary art work is classic Mary Monroe, with the high energy vivid characters. Within this book it is plenty rags to riches stories, chocked full of drama. Some of the characters are so0 naive, but it’s so well written it’s believable. I thought the daddy character was going to run out of money. It is taking everything in me not to spoil it, so I will stop now. 2 thumbs up. If you are a fan – you will love it. If this is your 1st MM book, you will be a fan. Great read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Zakia 09-28-14
    Zakia 09-28-14
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    "It was OK"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was ok overall. The story was not that believable to me either.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mary Monroe? Why or why not?

    No


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator who read Kenneth's voice was terrible. He paused in the most unlikely places.


    Could you see Family of Lies being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole 06-18-14
    Nicole 06-18-14 Member Since 2013

    Love Audible :)

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    "Very Good Stroy!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Family of Lies to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version...but tyeh Audio was very good...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    even tho she was the "bad guy" i liked Vera... she was something else!


    Have you listened to any of Patricia R. Floyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no... but i will look for more by her


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes...it kept me intregued


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Juanita Staton Brown 05-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "good read"

    loved loved loved!!!!!! this was an amazing story amd I never got bored listening to the story!!!!!

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    Karen 04-01-15
    Karen 04-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Extremely intense"

    This book kept me on edge. Narrators were extremely awesome. Verra finally got what she deserved
    I really hated it for Boe.

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    Rhonda Denmon 03-01-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Very Predictable"

    Vera was doomed from the start. Sara and Curtis was a match made in heaven.......Bo, Cash and Collette are a total waste of characters. Kenneth was an exact depiction of what happens when a marriage is not based on love. Men like him will live forever and then some.

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    Amazon Customer 02-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "GREAT FAMILY DRAMA"

    Just when you think your family has problems, here is a family with some serious issues. The drama will entertain you from beginning to end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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