“A ferociously funny sey read.” –Redbook “A humorous mixture of romance, mystery, and mayhem. A winner!” –Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times. Tell Me Lies. Maddie was coping pretty well with the adultery, the embezzlement, and the blackmail. Then her old boyfriend came back to town. Tell Me Lies: Chapter One. One hot August Thursday afternoon, Maddie Faraday reached under the front seat of her husband’s Cadillac and pulled out a pair of.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books jnnifer want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Jennicer Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Maddie Faraday’s life would be perfect if cruise weren’t for her cheating husband, her suspicious daughter, her gossipy mother, her secretive best friend, her nosy neighbors, and that guy she lost her virginity to twenty years ago who is suddenly back in town Suddenly, life in southern Ohio just got a little more scandalous.

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To ask other readers questions about Tell Me Liesplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I cannot enjoy a story where the major plot events are based on heroine stupidity.

Tell Me Lies had five major stupidities. Here are two of them.

Maddie knows a security guard watches couples having sex at a place called The Point. So why does she insist that CL take her there to have sex? When the guard sees them, she is horrified. She is worried that he will gossip and she may have trouble getting custody of her daughter in the divorce.

Apparently I am supposed to believe she had been drinking I cannot enjoy a story where the major plot events are based on heroine stupidity.

Apparently I am supposed to believe she had been drinking and forgot about the security guard. Maddie is a suspect in the murder of her husband.

Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie

Someone planted the murder weapon gun in her car. When she sees it, she picks it up which puts her fingerprints on it. Stupidity is the main reason I did not give it more stars. Her husband is having an affair and a divorce is coming. But Maddie tells her daughter that everything is fine. Her habit is telling lies to her daughter. Toward the end the daughter is upset at all the lies, so Maddie promises to be truthful. But after this sweet connection, she tells more lies to her daughter.


The daughter asks if Maddie is going to marry CL. The reader knows they will marry. On balance, the lies were not interesting or entertaining – to me. Number of sex scenes: View all 6 comments. Jane Stewart ElaineY and Carrie, oooh.

Personally I value hone ElaineY and Carrie, oooh. Personally I value honesty with children and others. Thanks for your insightful and penetrating comments. I would have been so upset Dec 27, I admit it was a little drawn out but I liked it.

It was comically refreshing. I was fooled by the mystery of who dunnit! I missed the point of this book if there is one. Twenty years have passed since high school graduation and former ‘bad boy’ comes back to town, now a successful accountant, to investigate a prominent citizen’s company’s financial soundness. The prominent citizen happened to be former ‘big man on campus’ who married ‘most popular good girl’ who actually was attracted to ‘bad boy’ who it tur I missed the point of this book if there is one.

The prominent citizen happened to be former ‘big man on campus’ who married ‘most popular good girl’ who actually was attracted to ‘bad boy’ who it turned out wasn’t really ‘bad boy’ just ‘honorable boy who defended others with his fists’. Flat characters, predictable plot structure and dialogue. The ‘most popular good girl’ makes such bad choices ie puts murder weapon in a casserole in her friend’s freezer that I guess one could laugh.

There are so many other books to read – even if you are just looking for a beach read, give this one a pass. Feb 21, Barbara rated it it was amazing. Here’s another 5 Star read by Crusie There’s just something about the way this women brings a story to life.

She just includes everything; mystery, romance, comedy and the right amout of sarcasm that’ll have you laughing out loud hoping you’ll at some point in your life get to use that exact same line. To all of you that could use a break with paranormal or historical let me just say My favorites by her are Apr 28, Susan Kelley rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Recommended to Susan by: Yahoo’s Bookcrossing Reading Group. I read this one for the Yahoo Bookcrossing Reading Group.

I jennnifer likely wouldn’t have picked this one up on my own, as I have a million and a half books to read. In fact, I almost didn’t finish the book. I wasn’t entirely overwhelmed in my first day of reading the book. I even posted that opinion in the group. The book turned around and slapped me silly! Within hours of my post, I was totally on edge due to this book.

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Not because I didn’t like it. Instead, the suspense level got amped up to about !

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Tell Me Lies is about Maddie Faraday’s life gone wrong. She finds evidence that her husband is cheating, her best friend is keeping secrets, her life is known to EVERYONE in her small town, and the hottie to whom she lost her virginity is suddenly on her doorstep – looking just as scrumptious as ever!

The thing that really got me about this story is small town life. The gossip moves quicker than any internet connection could hope for! Everyone is talking about who is divorcing who, who is cheating who great song, BTWwho got fired, who quit, and on and on.

I am from the small town of Lebanon, Illinois. I worked in and later managed a gas station there. OMG, the stories that passed through that store! The worst ones about it were the cops – “Did you know that so and so’s car was at such and such’s house last night? People in small towns tend to live their life for the approval of the town – just like Maddie Faraday. Tell Me Lies is a hot book – it’s funny too — and loads of suspense.

The reader will be kept guessing. Who’s doing the cheating? Who’s committing the crimes? And will Maddie ever learn to let go and just be happy? Apr 12, Jacob Proffitt rated it liked it Shelves: I liked Maddie and C. And Maddie’s daughter Em had some stellar moments that gave the book an endearing heart I greatly appreciated.

Indeed, if it hadn’t been for Maddie’s husband Brent this would easily have been four stars. Yeah, Brent had affairs and their marriage hadn’t been working for years, obviously, but I still just can’t get past Maddie’s adultery—and that goes for C.

The rest I liked Maddie and C. The rest of the book was quality Crusie—good plot, excellent characters, wit and humor and interesting events and people.

I don’t know if this story could have worked without the adultery cruske not, but I wish Crusie had tried A note about Steamy: Somewhere in the middle on my steam scale. A handful of explicit scenes.

Really good explicit scenes, too.