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The truth is elusive in Liar Liar.
“Tough and likeable” (Foreword Reviews) Nicole Graves finds herself in the crosshairs when she reluctantly agrees to babysit a witness in a high-profile rape trial. Mary Ellen Barnes is suing her university’s star quarterback for rape when the authorities won’t act. In the court of public opinion, Mary Ellen appears to be the quintessential, pious, good girl. But her lies and mysterious comings and goings lead Nicole to suspect that she’s not what she seems.
It isn’t just Mary Ellen who’s acting suspiciously. No one wants to own up to the truth in Liar Liar, not even Nicole, whose fiancé begs her not to look into the case. But when the witness goes missing during the trial, Nicole is caught up in a tangle of lies that turns deadly. After the investigator assigned to the case fails to do his job, Nicole is determined to find the killer on her own, no matter the risks.
“Boyarsky’s imagination serves up a court case that plays with expectations during an era where we push to believe women, resulting in some real bad baddies whom it feels good to root against.” – Foreword Reviews
“Nicole Graves is the best fictional sleuth to come down the pike since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone.” – Laura Levine, author of the popular Jaine Austen Mysteries
“Liar Liar creates exquisite tension…” – Midwest Book Review
This is the first of Nancy Boyarsky’s books that I have read. I enjoyed the determined, curious, yet confused Nicole Graves. She was good at what she did, and I liked the way her mind worked. Watching her race to stay alive as danger found her kept the pace going. With a good outcome of this mystery despite her personal relationship issues, I enjoyed this story and recommend it.
I received a copy of this story through Goddessfish Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.