Maeve Conlon

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 72 ratings

Once Upon a Lie Publisher's Summary

Maeve Conlon's life is coming apart at the seams. Her bakery is barely making ends meet, and one of her daughters spends as much time grounded as the other does studying. Her ex-husband has a new wife, a new baby, and a look of pity for Maeve that's absolutely infuriating. Her father insists he's still independent, but he's slowly and obviously succumbing to Alzheimer's. And now, her cousin Sean Donovan has been found dead, sitting in his car in a public park, shot through the head.

There was never much love lost between Maeve and Sean and she's not exactly devastated by his death, but suddenly the police are poking around asking the family questions. It's just one more hassle Maeve doesn't have time for, until she realizes that her father, whose memory and judgment are unreliable at best, is a suspect in the murder. Maeve is determined to clear his name, but is she prepared to cope with the dark memories and long-hidden secrets that doing so might dredge up?

Maggie Barbieri will mesmerize listeners with Once Upon a Lie, a gripping novel about family, justice, and the choices we make that define who we are.

©2013 Maggie Barbieri (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Once Upon a Lie

    • By: Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Mary Carthy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Maeve Conlon's life is coming apart at the seams. Her bakery is barely making ends meet, and one of her daughters spends as much time grounded as the other does studying. Her ex-husband has a new wife, a new baby, and a look of pity for Maeve that's absolutely infuriating. Her father insists he's still independent, but he's slowly and obviously succumbing to Alzheimer's. And now, her cousin Sean Donovan has been found dead, sitting in his car in a public park, shot through the head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not very cozy

    • By Beatrice on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Lies That Bind

    • By: Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Mary Carthy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In the acclaimed Once Upon a Lie, Maggie Barbieri introduced Maeve Conlon, a single mother and bakery owner hiding dark secrets behind her cookie-cutter suburban life. Now, Maeve's moving on with everyday life when the unthinkable happens: her father dies of a massive heart attack. Maeve's mother died when Maeve was very young, and growing up, it was always just her and her father. But on the day of his funeral, Maeve learns a shocking secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meave Is Back

    • By Beatrice on 08-25-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

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