Telling Lies

A Sam Mason Mystery, Book 1
Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
Series: Sam Mason Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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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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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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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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Enjoyed

It kept me awake most of the night. Really enjoyed it till the end and wanted it to continue. Will buy the next one !

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  • 10-25-19

Great story - uninteresting narrator

Love L. A. Dobbs work and this was another good story. The narrator was extremely slow and seemingly uninterested. I found myself losing focus and shortly my interest went elsewhere. But i knew Ms. Dobbs to be an excellent writer so I tried again. Found if I increased the speed I could tolerate the narrator enough to listen to the story in full - glad I did.
Please find a narrator with some energy for the story and more character personas. This one was putting me to sleep. So sorry for being so blunt. Love the book.

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Really enjoyed this book.

I really liked the characters and the small town feel in this book. Looking forward to more.

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Disappointed

There is so much potential in this story, but it ultimately led to disappointment. It was a struggle to get through for sure. The story was often repetitive, characters poorly developed and situations/solutions were farfetched at best. The narrator's voices were a huge distraction and his timing was extremely poor.

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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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  • 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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