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Telling Lies: A Maggie MacGowen Mystery, Book 1 | [Wendy Hornsby]

Telling Lies: A Maggie MacGowen Mystery, Book 1

When Maggie MacGowen was a girl, her sister, Emily, lived the life of a leftist radical on the run from the FBI. Twenty-two years after the FBI finally caught her, Emily lives in Los Angeles, a doctor at a free clinic that tends to the city’s down and out. When one of her old radical buddies comes out of hiding and surrenders to the police, their long-ago crimes become front-page news. Emily calls Maggie, now a documentary filmmaker, and asks her to come visit. By the time Maggie arrives in Los Angeles, Emily is nearly dead.
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When Maggie MacGowen was a girl, her sister, Emily, lived the life of a leftist radical on the run from the FBI. Twenty-two years after the FBI finally caught her, Emily lives in Los Angeles, a doctor at a free clinic that tends to the city’s down and out. When one of her old radical buddies comes out of hiding and surrenders to the police, their long-ago crimes become front-page news. Emily calls Maggie, now a documentary filmmaker, and asks her to come visit. By the time Maggie arrives in Los Angeles, Emily is nearly dead.

The bullet, delivered point blank in broad daylight, sent Emily into a coma. It seems a random act of violence, but Maggie digs deeper. She finds dark secrets in her sister’s past, and a conspiracy that won’t end until all those who ask questions are silenced.

©1992 Wendy Hornsby. Recorded by arrangement with Mysterious Press.com, LLC. (P)2013 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

"Hornsby’s cinematic eye for detail, witty dialogue, and credible surprise ending yield a compelling and evocative read." (Publishers Weekly)

"Hornsby captures her setting and characters well, writes with panache, and maintains suspense with a smooth hand." (Library Journal)

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