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The small police force of White Rock, New Hampshire is still reeling from the death of Officer Tyler Richardson when they are called to the scene of the accidental drowning of an out-of-town camper. But Chief Sam Mason and Sergeant Jody Harris soon discover the drowning was no accident. Someone murdered Lynn Palmer and staged the scene to make it look that way.

With a pool of suspects who aren't telling the truth and a corrupt mayor who wants the case solved yesterday, Sam and Jo follow a puzzling trail of clues with a surprise ending. And when a stray dog points them in the right direction, Sam discovers the killer is closer than he thought.

Just when Sam and Jo think they can rest after having solved Lynn's murder, a shocking discovery proves that sometimes even those you trust can be telling lies.

©2017 Leighann Dobbs Publishing (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 11-04-17

Interesting light murder mystery

This novel is interesting mostly because it is set in New Hampshire (unusual), but it is not worth the price. Police chief Sam Mason solves the case in an unusual way; he tricks the killer into confessing. I'll skip future novel in the series.

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Disappointed

I would have stopped listening well before except that I did want to know who committed the crime. The story line was believable, if a bit formulaic. The characters were barely two dimensional and the stray dog was a much more developed character than most of the others. What was most disappointing was the narrators sloppiness. He mispronounced the name of the county in which the story was set and his attempts at a rural NH accent were embarrassing.

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Sam Mason

A Great new story! I like Sam and his crew and especially Lucy. I listened to this book while working today and even worked late so I could finish it!!
note:My rating, PG.
Great cozy mystery!

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Plot and characters OK. Writing so so.

Dialogue is collection of clichés. Free of violence. No overt sex or language. Lots of selfish and shady characters. Even the good guys have secrets. Main plot resolved, but numerous cliffhangers.

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  • Mini Ward
  • 10-19-17

Telling Lies, L.A.Dobbs

A super 5 star author. A great 'who done it' story and I enjoyed this book, so much that I will be buying more of this series.
Whilst listening to the brilliant narration, of characters throughout this book by, Rudy Sanda, it was excellent. His pronunciation was really enjoyable, as I am an English person and find some American readers not as easy to listen to as Rudy, because although we British speak and read the same language as Americans our words and meanings vary so much.

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