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Between the Lies (The Northern Lights Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Joy DeKok
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Joy DeKok slowly peels away layers of pain, heartache, and deception to reveal the true heartbeats of her characters, making Between the Lies nail-biting suspense with heart and soul. --Author of the best selling Fredrickson Winery Novels, Barbara Ellen Brink

Her Cinderella night turned Titanic.
Everything was going just fine for Olivia Morgan. Until the dead guy in the elevator, her lover's dismissal of her, the loss of her dream job, and an FBI agent who is looking into the past she's worked so hard to hide. What's a woman to do when she's suddenly un-kept, a murder suspect, and has her own personal stalker? Olivia uses her artistic talent to remember and reveal what she knows. Will it save or convict her?

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About the Author

Joy DeKok is the author of several books including her debut novel, Rain Dance. She is fascinated by words. Joy learned to read at age four and has been writing since she was a little girl. She and her husband live on thirty-five acres of woods and field near Pine Island, MN. Joy and Jon enjoy exploring their land with their dogs, Sophie & Tucker.

Product Details

  • File Size: 947 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615981747
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Infusion Publishing (April 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JJ17EPK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,192 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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Very interesting characters in this story! The author did a good job of portraying bad characters that had touches of decency in them and good characters that showed their flaws as well. Very believable characters. It deals with a difficult subject, one that needs to be addressed. I would have to say that I would not want a teenage daughter to read this but I certainly enjoyed the book. I liked the that the leading character had art as a part of her life. Well handled subject of lives traumatized by child abuse and rape. I will look forward to the next of the series.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful and Compelling April 17, 2014
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"Rain Dance" was the first Joy DeKok book I read and I was an immediate fan. The story was well told and powerful. I was anxious to read this new release, "Between the Lies."

Confession up front: my favorite genre of books is Christian contemporary fiction - chick-lit all the way; but the complex story told in this book sucked me in after the first couple of chapters.

The first night I started reading "Between the Lies", I had difficulty falling asleep - Olivia's story disturbed me. Day two of reading, Olivia's story was intriguing and there were so many facets to her personality. Not a character I would typically be drawn to, I became Olivia's cheerleader as her story unfolded. Day three of reading, I want to know the people on this journey with Olivia - the masks begin to fall, the lies are revealed and danger is ever present. As I read, I look for clues to solve the mystery and try to identify the murderer. I then find myself intentionally putting aside other responsibilities in order to finish this book - and I understand that such a compelling and, indeed, a riveting, story has captured me.

I highly recommend this book - even to the reader who prefers romance and a light-hearted story. Joy DeKok tells the story in a way that you feel as if you know the characters. Her ability to intertwine creativity and art into the storyline gave additional depth to the story. As anxious as I was to finish this book, I was disappointed that it was over. I wanted more.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Between the Lies is utterly compelling April 29, 2014
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In Between the Lies, Joy DeKok has created the first in what I'm sure will prove to be a masterful suspense series. For years Olivia Morgan has been the mistress of a cruel and enigmatic man, until the night everything changes. In one fell swoop Olivia loses her "kept" status, her self respect, and her job as an art teacher at a prestigious prep school.

But all that pales when she literally stumbles across a badly scarred man who's been brutally stabbed. Olivia is stunned to find the victim was an active FBI agent. She's even more stunned when she becomes a person of interest in his murder.

Between the Lies is rich on multiple levels: the intricate plot has enough twists and sudden reveals to please the most demanding mystery fan, the settings ring true, and the characters are limned with a fine and discerning eye. Olivia Morgan is a crackerjack heroine, cursed with a nightmare childhood but charged with a determined grit that will see her through this.

She hopes.

I give Between the Lies my very highest recommendation. Kudos!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RIVETING, from the first page to the last April 8, 2014
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Joy DeKok's new mystery is one of those books that haunted me from page one. Meaning, when I wasn't reading, the story kept drawing me back, making me wish I could set everything else aside and just finish it! I loved that Olivia wasn't the usual stereotypical heroine. In fact, most of us would be appalled at her secret life. Yet, as the story unfolds and her life begins to unravel and secrets come out of the closet (literally), you can't help but wish for her to find her way. The twist and turns of the intricate plot line made for a fascinating story. I'm so thrilled this is book one of a series and look forward to reading more about these colorful characters. I'd rate BETWEEN THE LIES right up there with titles by two of my favorite authors, Chris Fabry and Creston Mapes. Well done, Joy DeKok!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept no longer April 25, 2014
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Empathize with Olivia Morgan of Between the Lies as she grieves her little daughter, dead from cancer. But Olivia has been a “kept woman”—a mistress—of a wealthy married man for years. Just when she thinks he is about to leave his wife, the unthinkable happens and he dumps her instead. But that’s not the most alarming part of the story. Try to keep up with the intrigue as Olivia is implicated in several murders, humiliated by her lover’s wife, and serves as confidante for his family to reveal their secrets. Will she go to prison for the crimes? Or will she be declared righteous, protected and redeemed? A mystery man stalks her throughout the story, leaving roses behind, seemingly coming and going through the very walls of her provided apartment. What will she do when forced to move out, since her lover no longer supports her? All these questions are answered in the pages of Between the Lies by Joy DeKok.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another cheap disappointing book August 7, 2014
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Starts out ok but has more police than the New York police department who run around as if they are in a Keystone. Kops comedy. A ridiculous story that stretches the imagination.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising story May 31, 2014
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I ended up reading this book in one setting. Don't think you are going to put it down. If you start it at night you will stay up until you finish it. I hope there is another book that continues with Olivia, Pete, and Harper and Lloyd.. The book could be sad but the writing makes the reader feel immersed in all that is happening,both sad and happy for Olivia.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Between the Lies
Really a good read. Kept me interested from the start to the finish. Lots of twists and turns. The author has done a good job introducing new characters into the story line, slowly... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Romac222
3.0 out of 5 stars It was definitely interesting and kept me reading. Some ...
It was definitely interesting and kept me reading. Some parts of the mystery were unrealistic and hard to get past, but others were intriguing.
Published 12 days ago by mom of 2
4.0 out of 5 stars Life and lies
We all GameCircle half truths we keep secret.... I n this well written, fast paced book; those half truths are uncovered and lives become undone..
Published 17 days ago by sandra clare
5.0 out of 5 stars Between the Lies
Between the Lies is one of those books that will keep you twisted up until the very end! A book you will remember!
Published 17 days ago by Linda C. Holladay
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it from the very beginning
Well written suspense. I enjoyed it from the very beginning. A real page turner!
Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Done!
I must say, this book completely surprised me. Whoever said 'clean' mystery thrillers would be boring should try this one. Wow! This is a taut, suspenseful stalker story. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Barbara A Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars good thriller
This is a new thriller and author for me. Although it was a bit simplistic, the twists in the plot were not. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stephanie J. Staker
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Kept you guessing til the end. Excellent read.
Can't wait until the next book.
Nothing like good guessing to keep you interested and keep reading.
Published 1 month ago by Beth Maciaszek
5.0 out of 5 stars Murder Mystery with characters coming alive
Olivia Morgan finds herself a suspect in the murder of Mickey, an FBI agent. The finding of the body in the private elevator just before her departure for the fund raising for... Read more
Published 1 month ago by venky
4.0 out of 5 stars quite a page turner
Enjoyed the book ... Was good suspense.
Each of the women characters are shown to be both weak & strong in different aspects .... Depending on the situation. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sheetal
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More About the Author

I love words, and enjoy reading them as much as I do writing. My journey into both began when I was four and taught myself how to read. Somehow, I'd noticed the white space between the words she read and realized that's how to know where one word ended and another started. I listened to her say the words as I looked at each one. One day, I just "got" it. When she found me reading to my dolls and stuffed animals, she thought I'd memorized the stories, but handed me a new book and I could read most of it on my own.

That's when I started dreaming about putting my own words on the pages.

Later, I fell in love with libraries, paper, pencils, and pens. With my small weekly allowance (for cleaning my room or helping dust) I'd visit Ben Franklin or Woolworths, and buy a new tablet, notebook, or pencil. I remember the day when I was allowed to buy a set of Bic ball point pens - oh my goodness! I had blue, black, red, and green to choose from and contained ink - a really big deal to me. It was like graduation day.

Over time, the dream to write because I loved the words meshed with an equally important component: writing FOR others - to entertain and encourage; to touch and maybe even teach.

It's the writing FOR that gets me past all the excuses, fears, and distractions. The love of words is my life dance - they lead, and I follow.

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