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Truth-Stained Lies: Moonlighter, Book 1 | [Terri Blackstock]

Truth-Stained Lies: Moonlighter, Book 1

Cathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on local homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief…until her brother is caught in the middle of a murder investigation - the victim is his ex-wife. As her brother is tried and convicted in the media, and bloggers have a field day, Cathy wonders if she should have taken the threat more seriously.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction, 2014

Cathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on local homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief...until her brother is caught in the middle of a murder investigation - the victim is his ex-wife. As her brother is tried and convicted in the media, and bloggers and commentators like her have a field day, Cathy wonders if she should have taken the threat more seriously.

Cathy and her two sisters, Holly and Juliet, moonlight as part-time private investigators, working to solve their brother’s ex-wife’s murder. Juliet, a stay-at-home mom of two boys, and Holly, a scattered ne’er-do-well who drives a taxi, put aside their fear and lack of confidence to learn the art of investigation.

But will it be too late to save their brother from a murder conviction, or his five-year-old son, who’s the killer’s next target?

©2013 Teri Blackstock (P)2013 Zondervan

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    Marsha Tierra Verde, FL, United States 11-19-14
    Marsha Tierra Verde, FL, United States 11-19-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Whining reader ruined the book"

    I wish I'd read more of the comments about whining before I ordered this book. The pleading, grating, wheedling whine is incessant. If I didn't already love Terri Blackstock I might never listen to another one of her books. Ms. de Cuir interprets every emotion as a whine - fear, questioning, prayer, demands. And everyone whines - children, sisters, police officers, doctors, nurses. I actually think I like the story just fine. It has a good balance of suspense and plot turns, but keeps Blackstock's emphasis on faith and the power of people changing and choosing well. I still have half an hour to go and I'm not sure I can stand another 30 minutes of high pitched whines. I can't believe someone editing didn't stop Ms. de Cuir and ask her to dredge up ANY other voice.

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    Susan Fryman Alamogordo, New Mexico 03-06-14
    Susan Fryman Alamogordo, New Mexico 03-06-14

    I love Christian fiction and cozy mysteries. I'm blind now, so I listen to all my books.

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    The narrator did an excellent job. The suspense was wonderful. It was also nice to see how different family members deal with the problems facing the family since they have varying relationships with God. I've enjoyed all of Terri's books and look forward to upcoming releases.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 03-24-14
    Andrew 03-24-14
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    "Another winner for Terri Blackstock!"

    Terri's books are always good, and this is no exception. It starts off exciting and never slows down. As my husband and I were listening, we kept "offering suggestions and warnings" to the characters! This is a well-developed and thought-out plot. We highly recommend it and look forward to the next in the series.

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    Susannah Corona, CA, United States 08-22-13
    Susannah Corona, CA, United States 08-22-13

    I am musician and mom of several little musicians. Love good narrators. Love good stories. Love Audible.

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    "Good book, good reader"
    What made the experience of listening to Truth-Stained Lies the most enjoyable?

    The author writes very well; her characters are real, and suspenseful. Her Christian message, though clear, is not heavy handed like many others in the genre. I like a good mystery, and though the story started a bit slow, the narrator kept me interested until it picked up. From then on, I couldn't stop listening. Good job.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Truth-Stained Lies?

    If I told you, it would be a spoiler! ;0) It's toward the end. That is all I will say!


    Have you listened to any of Gabrielle de Cuir’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I think I have listened to her on Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury, and enjoyed her and the male narrator very much. I loved the way she did the sisters in this one, especially Holly, who is a hoot. And not many readers can do little kids well. I also liked her reading of Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock. She does emotional things that are very moving. Made the story very scary and exciting to me.


    If you could rename Truth-Stained Lies, what would you call it?

    Oh, that's a good question. Maybe "White Lies."


    Any additional comments?

    No. Just God Bless!

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    C. J. Proctor Oxnard, CA USA 05-23-13
    C. J. Proctor Oxnard, CA USA 05-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "dig the story, kept me very intrigued"
    If you could sum up Truth-Stained Lies in three words, what would they be?

    easy listening intrigue


    Would you be willing to try another one of Gabrielle de Cuir’s performances?

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    Perfect for a vacation, easy listening, intriguing story to listen to and let your mind rest. The narrator was really hard for me to listen to though. Her accents were so bad as to be distracting and especially her rendition of Jackson, the little boy - really really bad. Loved the storyline and plot was engaging. Wish they screened the narrators better.

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    Lynno321 04-27-15
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    The narrator was horrible and whiny. I bought the book and read it myself because I couldn't stand her voice and the whine she gave each character. Wish I could give less than a full star here. Too bad. I love listening to books while commuting to and from work. I was looking forward to Blackstocks superb storytelling. Too bad the narrator choice ruined it.

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    Jill Charlote, NC, United States 04-19-15
    Jill Charlote, NC, United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    Great story and great narrator - the best of both! I will definitely listen to others by the same author.

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    Loved every minute! Very heart warming story and great to listen to with teenagers. Too many times I have to turn off a book because of the language

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    "Great storyline."

    I really enjoyed the storyline however, the narrator was way too dramatic and the pitiful voice is awful. She made the women sound very weak always breaking down over every little thing. Other than the drama queen voice I thought it was great and I'm anxious to read book two.

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    Shirley 01-17-15
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    Enjoy the series. Suspenseful
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