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Telling Lies Audiobook

Telling Lies: A Maggie MacGowen Mystery, Book 1

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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

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"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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    As a vet of the wild side of the 60s, I am honor bound to check all books claiming to represent. Hornsby does as well and maybe a bit better than most writers, but that doesn't grade out higher than B. Hornsby's done her homework, but certain moments - the fragging of a gung ho brother, for instance - don't quite make it. She's borrowed from real-life events (the bombing of the math building at Univ. Wisconsin; the townhouse explosion that killed a posse of weathermen in the Village) and snatches lingo from the sexual revolution; but it doesn't quite add up to more than the sum of its parts. Unfortunately, the reader's nasal voice wears thin too quickly.

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