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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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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!!

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Antiquated vernacular

Some books by the author are really good and due to the time period the vernacular is warranted. I don't understand why the author insists on using the same verbiage/vernacular in every book. It takes away from the storyline and the authenticity of the characters. There is no 19 year old or savy and intelligent middle aged person in the 20th century using slave like lingo or backwoods terms.

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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

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

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Good read!!

This was a good read, although unpredictable at times and the characters written to be very clueless at times and very easily manipulated by Vera. I’m glad it ended the way it did. Everybody that deserved what that got, rather bad or good!

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I didn't like it.

It's rare that I don't like a book, but I didn't like this one. I thought it would get better but it never did. The story was not well developed. There were lots of missed opportunities for this to be a good story. Overall it was unrealistic. It was a drawn out plot for no reason. The characters talked about the same things over and over in each chapter. The dialogue was awkward and none of the characters were likeable. On a positive note, I feel like Patricia Floyd's performance was good. I'm disappointed with this one.

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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.

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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.

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What a stupid ridiculous ending!

Who the hell let's themselves go to die and let their lover die with them without trying to save themselves...why would she even go there. This is so farfetched...unbelievable....nonsense! Just stupid!!!!!!

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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

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Good read as usual...

I enjoyed listening...I was glad in the end Sara got it all she deserved it...

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