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Love Lies

A True Story of Marriage and Murder in the Suburbs
Narrated by: Chloe Cannon
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A suburban housewife's picture-perfect life is shattered in this riveting true crime book from the author of Evil Next Door.

When Nancy Cooper moved from Canada to Cary, North Carolina, with her new husband Brad, their future was bright. Living in one of the most picturesque towns in the United States, the couple mingled with neighbors, attended parties, and raised two daughters.

Then, on July 14, 2008, the façade came crashing down when Nancy's strangled body was found in a storm pond.

Nancy's husband claimed that she had gone for a jog and never come back. But as the police investigation deepened, and as Brad was brought to trial for murdering his wife, a complex web of affairs and lies was uncovered involving multiple residents of Cary's idyllic neighborhoods. At the heart of it stood the Coopers' soured marriage, Nancy's threat to leave with the children, and her own cold-blooded murder. It would take a mountain of damning evidence before justice was served.

©2011 Amanda Lamb (P)2019 Tantor

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Good Story

This is a good story. It's narrated beautifully. The only thing I didn't like is the repetitive nature of the information.

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  • Linda
  • Yacolt, WA, United States
  • 06-28-19

Good story

Good book, great narration. Probably longer than need be. The beginning of the book went on so long I began to wonder if we'd proceed to be middle and end. Still, I'd recommend it to those who enjoy true crime.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • tammy
  • bremen, Gabon
  • 07-04-19

The definition of redundant

This book could have been 6 hours shorter by only eliminating repetition. If the writer told you something once, they told you another 7-10 times-no joke.
Look up the story on Google and save a credit.

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ruined by unctuous narrator

While this is a well-written book, with enough detail to make it real without getting bogged down, the narrator is almost impossible to listen to. Her annoying habit of simpering and taking on high voices when reading the dialogue of female characters is inappropriate and distracting. I will be going out of my way to avoid any books narrated by her in the future. If you can't stand narrators who call attention to themselves and who overact while reading, avoid this book.

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Knowing the end before the beginning

Author sets up a good narrative in first chapters but repeats, repeats and continues to repeat same characterizations of major individuals of story line. I was ready for a different interpretation of murder as the book went along however the first facts set forth never change. It’s a sad event and you know the villain from the get go but never how the victim was killed. Not suggested reading because it is not well written. In addition the narrator C. Cannon didn’t help with her tone of voice. - sorry to say.