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Golden Lies | [Barbara Freethy]

Golden Lies

USA Today best-selling author and winner of the RITA Award, Barbara Freethy presents a captivating novel of romance and intrigue. Golden Lies is packed with dark family secrets and passionate love affairs.
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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-selling author and winner of the RITA Award, Barbara Freethy presents a captivating novel of romance and intrigue. Golden Lies is packed with dark family secrets and passionate love affairs.

An unlikely trio uncovers strange alliances while tracking the whereabouts of a stolen antique. Paige Hathaway is heir to the famous Hathaway antiques emporium. Alyssa Chen is the illegitimate granddaughter of Chinese immigrants. Together with security expert Riley McAllister they become unintentional partners in solving a 50-year-old mystery. As romantic love blooms and loyalties are tested, each struggles to acknowledge his or her own place in society.

Fans are hooked on Freethy's thought-provoking stories, dedication to complex characters and descriptive details. An engaging performance by narrator Julia Gibson enhances the exciting mood of this captivating audiobook.

©2004 Barbara Freethy; (P)2004 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"Freethy's smooth prose, spirited storytelling and engaging characters, are sure to send readers on a treasure hunt for the author's backlist books." (Publishers Weekly)
"Freethy...is a master at conveying emotion, and readers who enjoy the lyrical voices of Patricia Gaffney, Kathryn Shay, and Mary Alice Monroe will add her to their list of favorites." (Booklist)

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    J. Elliott Louisiana USA 06-09-11
    J. Elliott Louisiana USA 06-09-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story but the reader is terrible"

    I listen to a lot of books and can usually listen past the reader, but this reader is SO "sing songy" that it ruins the book. I enjoyed the story, since I enjoy the author but the reader ruins it. Every end of each sentence is drawn out. Terrible.

    Read the book, don't listen to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Doninger Connecticut 03-04-06
    L. Doninger Connecticut 03-04-06 Member Since 2005

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    "Drivel"

    I can't believe I bought romance-drivel! I was hurrying to purchase a long, unabridged book before a long day in the car. Mindless torture.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan M. Adams Western New York 07-25-05
    Susan M. Adams Western New York 07-25-05 Member Since 2004

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    "not impressed"

    disappointed in this author - the style was bland and the plot seemed really contrived. maybe it was just me. true, there was mystery, but when you really don't CARE who did what and why, then what good is that mystery? just flat.

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    "cardboard and contrived"

    Flat. Lifeless. Dull. Save your coin for something better - like an Archie comic or the back of the cereal box. A disappointment given Freethy's previous work.

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    M Cary, IL, United States 08-05-05
    M Cary, IL, United States 08-05-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Enjoyed this listen"

    I really enjoyed this story. I liked the characters, thought the plot was woven together well and the reader was great!

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    Liv2Write 06-18-05
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    "Great Read"

    The story was filled with wonderful and diverse characters, a great storyline, romance, and suspense. It kept my attention, and my heart pacing, throughout. If you want a great read, this is the book for you.

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    "Great Surprise"

    This book was much better than I expected. The narrator is fantastic.

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