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When English accountant Daniel Elliott dies in a car accident one rainy night, his widow, Grace, is overcome with grief... and panic. Daniel was controlling and their marriage loveless, but he always took care of the sheltered Grace. Or so she thought. She soon discovers Daniel kept secrets: an alias, mob ties, a list of numbers, a mysterious beach house in Florida... and a girlfriend who looks like Grace.

Swallowing her fear, she flies to Miami to claim the house Daniel left her. But the price of her curiosity is peril. Underworld figures stalk her. The other woman has left a damning trail of evidence pointing her way. And handsome, troubled FBI agent Jack West has crossed precarious paths with Grace before. He could be her savior or her damnation. All she knows for certain is that she longs to be in his arms.

With little to go on and danger at every turn, Grace must depend on Jack to help her navigate the criminal world of south Florida, and find the truth behind the Ring of Lies.

©2010 Victoria Howard (P)2013 Victoria Howard

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Grace and Jack! 2 thumbs up!

What did you love best about Ring of Lies?

OMG!! This was awesome...full of suspense and I was completely drawn in almost immediately!!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ring of Lies?

When you finally figure out 100% who the mistress is....I had my suspicions...but kept wavering a bit.....

Have you listened to any of Michelle Ford’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I have not, but I would...she was excellent!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I really did and would have, but I had to work...lol

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

HONESTLY LOVED THIS!!!!!!!!!!! I was drawn in and captivated from chapter one....Grace is a character you immediately want to like..she seems very delicate and you feel sorry for her...You can tell she is a really good person, who has been taken for granted for a very long time. Grace's husband dies suddenly in a freak car accident, and she all of a sudden is thrown into a web of his lies and deceit....She learns he has a home in Miami, and leaves London to settle his affairs...well Grace is prone to anxiety attacks...and calls the only person she knows there Jack to help her...Grace had met Jack several months prior and they had an instant attraction, but Grace is a good woman, and stayed faithful...Jack reluctantly agrees to help her, as he had moved on and now has a new baby and a not so nice girlfriend who really wants nothing to do with him or the baby...Well as Jack and Grace start to dig deeper into her dead husbands affairs they uncover a whole dangerous web of lies, deceit, infidelity and lots of heartache for Grace....this is one story you will NOT want to put down...and it really did leave me wanting MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommend, well worth a listen and a credit!

Thank You Audiobookblast(dot)com!!!!!!

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What would you do...

I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. This audio book "Ring of Lies" is about a woman who discovers everything she ever knew about her man is based on lies. It is well written. It is dangerous and suspenseful and even a little romantic. This book really made me wonder what I would do if this happened to me... I just don't know. I would have to say, I 'd have to wait till it actually happened to know how I would react.

The author, Victoria Howard did a great job writing this story. It has danger, excitement, police and investigative work. the plot is well written too! The narrator, Michelle Ford, did a fine job delivering this story to us with her multiple voices and accents. She was able to add emotions in her content as well. Great job both of you!

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lies and more lies

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Grace's world is turned upside down when her husbond dies and finds that he wasn't at all the man that she thought he was.
A throughly enjoyable mystery, that gradually gets unwoven. Although some of the plot is a bit predictable , this doesn't spoil this audiobook at all.It got my attention right from the start, and kept it the whole way ,good ending.
Good characters, that are believable and are placed in a believable scene.
Really well narrated by Michelle Ford.

I received this AudioBook from AudioBookblast in return for an unbiased and honest review.

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Grace's New Truth

Would you consider the audio edition of Ring of Lies to be better than the print version?

Yes because I would not have wanted to put it down. I was glad I didn't have to because I had the audio book version!

What other book might you compare Ring of Lies to and why?

None right now. It was just a very good book.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Grace finally kisses Jake!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes I started it and finished it in 24 hours. I was so hooked on the storyline. LOL

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I was completely engrossed into the story line while I was listening to the book.
The book started out introducing Grace the main character of the story. She started out a sweet young woman. The author does an amazing job getting you emotionally interested in Grace.
Grace loses her husband and we started out the book at the funeral. As things progress in the 1st few chapters. She decided to go to America to find out exactly what her husband was really up to during their marriage. Grace contacts an old friend Jake. Someone who she was attracted to in the past. Jake readily agrees to meet with her and help her while she is in America. It doesn't take long for them to realize she is in danger. And by now you are lost into Grace's world. The author does a great job keeping you emotionally charged while you follow Grace through her quest to find the truth about her husband Daniel. The man she thought was the love of her life, her world. As the truth crashes down around her, she finds herself falling passionately in love with Jake. I will say this Ring of Lies was a perfect title for this book.
By the time the author had taken Grace to Florida. I know me personally. I would have been a crazy person if I would have had to of put this book down. I started it and finished it the same day. I have enjoyed it so much. I have to say Thank you to the author for taking me to Grace's world and giving me a vacation from mine. LOL
About the narrator Michelle Ford. She did a great job with the voices. Michelle's voice of Grace is so sweet. She helped make Grace a very lovable character in the book.

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Kept my attention throughout

Ring of Lies had plenty of twists and lots of danger and suspense. I really wanted to know what would happen next. Even though I sometimes found the heroine a bit frustrating (she's not too bright or what I'd call "spunky" but not stupid either), she was still likeable and probably realistic for her background. I cared what happened to her.

The narrator handled the different voices well and expressed emotions and reactions clearly without overdoing it. There were a few British words and pronunciations that should have been American, but there was never any doubt about the meaning and it didn't bother me.

I enjoyed this audio performance and recommend it to suspense and romantic suspense fans--very entertaining story.

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Good entertainment

What made the experience of listening to Ring of Lies the most enjoyable?

I'm not a romance reader, so this book seemed out of my element. However, the mystery aspect of the story is very involving. Also the narrator's ability to handle many different accents is quite impressive.

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If you enjoy mysteries, give this one a listen!

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Suspenseful and Riveting!

What did you love best about Ring of Lies?

The scene painting was outstanding. I felt like I was "in" the scene at all times. I loved the suspense and page turning nature of the story, as well as the characters. Realistic, natural dialog!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ring of Lies?

The chase in the swamp really grabbed me. Jack and Grace were first driving, then running, through swampy land in a bad storm. Fantastic sense of place, heart-pounding suspense, and a very tender moment between the two.

What about Michelle Ford’s performance did you like?

Not only did I fall madly in love with Michelle Ford's voice (English accent), but I loved this poor woman who struggled so hard to believe that all she'd ever known to be truth was a ring of lies. (great title, by the way!) I wanted to protect her and help her, like FBI agent Jack West did!

Who was the most memorable character of Ring of Lies and why?

Why, of course, Grace! Or maybe that wonderful couple who helped raise Jack when he was a boy, they ran an inn - I loved them, too. They were folksy and full of charm!

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This book was an easy and enjoyable listen. I didn't want to stop once I started.

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Murder, mystery and Romance

I really enjoyed this very long audible story about Grace and Jack. They had met at a tennis tournament and were instantly attracted to one another. Grace was married and kept her vows. Later our two characters find themselves working together to keep alive and to solve several murders. Fun to guess and the narration was really well done.

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Great story

Would you consider the audio edition of Ring of Lies to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narrator has a great flow with the reading

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot of the story really had me going

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This was a good story I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was "not my normal type of reading but the story keep me entertained The entire time. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review

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Excellent!

If you could sum up Ring of Lies in three words, what would they be?

Mystery, Death & Romance

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack West, of course!!

Which character – as performed by Michelle Ford – was your favorite?

OMG, all of them! She's AMAZING

If you could rename Ring of Lies, what would you call it?

Sand Dollar Mystery, lol

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This audiobook is excellent! Fast paced, full of twists and turns, mystery, romance, etc.
You must grab a copy!! Highly recommended

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  • Helen
  • 06-26-19

Great mystery

Fabulous narrater make you there in the story well written by the author
More books please

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  • Aaron P. Lazar
  • 02-10-14

I Didn't Want to Stop Listening - Great Suspense!

If you could sum up Ring of Lies in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing, page-turner, well-written

What other book might you compare Ring of Lies to, and why?

I would say this genre is simliar to Mary Higgens Clark's books - and just as well done! The writing flowed seamlessly, the dialog felt completely natural, the suspense never let up, and the action scenes were riveting. I loved listening to this book!

What does Michelle Ford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I fell in love with Michelle Ford's female English accent. It was gorgeous, and reminded me of a grown up Haley Mills based on my childhood memories of PollyAnna. (Not that this book is anything like PollyAnna!) Her voice is lyrical, warm, and simply beautiful. Ms. Ford's American male accent was a bit "nasal" sounding for all of the American men in the story, and once in a great while she slipped from one accent to the other in the wrong places, but it was rare and didn't bother me. I could NEVER do what this amazing narrator did, which is hold up a conversation with a Brit and an American all the way through the book. I imagine it might be very difficult to do, and I bow down to her immense talent.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

An innocent woman discovers shocking secrets about her husband after his death, aided by an FBI agent she can't resist, and who has his own share of troubles to hide.

Any additional comments?

I really loved the main character, Grace. She was well-rounded and quite believable. Jack...well, I'm a guy. At first he ticked me off because of his situation at home. I believe in family first and no fooling around! But then more came out about Jack's true situation (no spoilers here!) and in the end I empathized with him and was cheering him on.

I particularly loved the action scenes - there is a swamp scene where Grace and Jack are on the run from villains, dashing through the cold swamp waters...phenomenal! Also thoroughly enjoyed the description of the house in Florida. Wouldn't mind going there right about now!

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  • Cyndi
  • 09-03-21

A really good book!

I really enjoyed this story and all the background information that came out to help us to understand some of the issues that arose in this book. The main characters were really interesting and I thought the narrator did a great job of portraying them. This story is a look into the life around Miami that I heard is quite true and I wonder if it is still like this now.
I received a free code for this book from Audiobooks Unleashed to listen to on Audible. This review is my own honest opinion

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  • Bev
  • 06-11-21

absolutely fantastic book.

thanks to all for this free book throughly enjoyed listening to this book. I wanted it to end. will be following to find more of your books Victoria and Michelle did a fantastic job of reading this book x I would recommend this book x

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  • garry
  • 04-28-21

intriguing

I loved this ups and downs along the way great story keeps you guessing good narration too

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  • Isabella
  • 04-10-21

another winner

Enjoyed this story and was gripped from start to finish. Although a little predictable in parts it is a bit more interesting than your usual romance holiday read. I loved the narrator too, she does all the voices. Very good.

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  • Jacky
  • 02-02-21

A good murder mystery, suspense adventure

I really enjoyed this book got involved in it very quickly, many twists to the storyline. Narration was very good

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  • C M Silver
  • 07-31-20

Dated drivel

This tale has not weathered well in time. As an English woman (we still allowed to say that?) I'm familiar with English cant and references enough to stop at 1.5 hrs as so many statements and situations are just so unbelievable even for fiction.

Either the female MC never watched TV or lived all her life with her head in a Cotswold haystack. The male MC has some dodgy attitutes and actions too, very un PC for this era, but normal in past times.

Not worth continuing.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 07-17-20

Ring of Lies

I enjoyed listening to Michelle Ford, made the book even more enjoyable.

You will find mystery, romance, all from a funeral...This is a easy listen, you will be entertained. I was gripped from the start.

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  • Jackie
  • 06-05-20

Good read

I really enjoyed this book and was gripped from start to finish. Although a little predictable in parts it is well written and a bit more interesting than your usual romance holiday read.