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Deadly Lies [Kindle Edition]

Chris Patchell
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

As a teenager, Jill Shannon fell victim to her stepfather’s cruel abuse. Now, as an adult, Jill’s made it—she has a successful career and a solid, if not static, marriage to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live out what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle.

The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant—until one day a reporter lures her to his hotel room under the pretense of an interview—and suddenly it all comes rushing back.

Jill seeks revenge on the reporter, triggering a series of events that leads Jill down a wormhole of retribution, forcing her to spin an ever-widening web of lies.

Meanwhile, Alex is on the case of a series of murders that began as cyber relationships. There seems to be a familiar fingerprint on these crimes, but Alex refuses to believe that the murderer could be so close to him.

For those who couldn’t put down The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo comes a thrilling ride a la Mr. and Mrs. Smith, where husband and wife stand on opposite sides of a divide created by lies and rooted in a dark and deadly past.

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About the Author

Chris Patchell grew up watching scary movies in rural Canada. Now, years later and after a successful high-tech career, Chris has turned her love for scary movies into a passion for writing deliciously dark suspense novels.

Life in the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest provides an excellent writing environment for Chris where she lives with her family and her slightly neurotic beagle.

Product Details

  • File Size: 856 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Patchell (December 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HE7OS28
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,886 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and constantly on the edge of my seat December 18, 2013
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Admittedly, I'm not a suspense novel but did find myself riveted by this book. The plot moved quickly making it easy to read and one of those books I just couldn't put down. The main character, Jill, is unique. I found her to be quite complex and it makes for an interesting discussion. I believe this was the first book by this author and I am certainly interested in getting the next one as soon as possible! If you like suspense, this is a must read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What are your secrets??? February 3, 2014
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What can I say? I loved this book right from the Prologue! This book seemed like it was written by a pro that has been writing for years and years. This is a book that Patterson should read and take some hints and notes from because I loved it. :) I was amazed of the details and the thought that when into every chapter of this book. I will read this book again. It has been added to my FAVORITES list. Jill Shannon is not someone to mess with and neither is her husband Alex. Throughout this book, I was left guessing to what would happen next. There were only a few times where I could really tell what was going to happen next. I was amazed of the depth of the book. There was so much going on all the time that engulfed into the book. I wanted and want more. I want book 2! I was amazed on how I never got lost or confused while reading and remembering where Jill or Alex were in the story. Jill jumps around a lot in her travels for work, but I felt like I was right there along side of her watching her every move. Alex had his work cut out for him as well and then some! I'll leave it there....READ THIS BOOK! This needs to be read but anyone who loves a great thrill ride!
Happy Reading!
Heather Papini
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page turning crime thriller December 26, 2013
By Molly R
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Fast paced novel that I couldn't put down. I especially liked the parallel story lines of Jill and Alex - each pursuing justice for different crimes, their individual journeys driven by deeply personal reasons. The two stories intersect and finally intertwine for an unpredictable and satisfying ending that has my interest piqued for book 2 in the series. Terrific novel from a debut author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Regaining Control, Whatever the Cost August 11, 2014
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How well do we really know the people we love? Police detective Alex Shannon thought he knew his wife Jill very well, but now he's not so sure. Something's changed. As a sexually abused teenager, Jill vowed to never be a victim again, so when abuse rears its ugly head again and threatens to destroy everything she holds dear, she has to do something to take control of her life again. The problem is, that "something" is far from legal. When the detective's investigation uncovers clues leading right to his bride, what will he do about it? Uphold the law, let his wife go... or something else?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and give it a very strong 4 1/2 stars, rounded up to five. Terrific story, great character development, terrific writing, and a few satisfying surprises in the plot. Who could ask for anything more? This is an excellent book, all the way around, especially for a debut. The ONLY drawback is it could have stood a wee bit more editing. For example, the word "forty" is misspelled as "fourty" in ten chapter headings. Once, it could be dismissed as a mere typo. Stuff happens. But ten times? It should have been caught and corrected. There are also other minor editing misses. Nothing earth-shattering, but when a book is written this well, and tells a story this interesting, has a cover this good, and is sooo close to achieving perfection, it's a shame the author and/or editors didn't give it another read-through or two. Then, I would have given it a very enthusiastic five stars.

All in all, I highly recommend this book.

UPDATE: The author has done some additional editing to this book, so I'm happy to change its rating to a full-blown five stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will keep you up at night December 25, 2013
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The pace is literally murderous. Especially taut thriller with many unexpected plot twists. And how Patchell brings the two major story lines together is ingenious and unexpected. Looking forward to the next Jill Shannon murder mystery!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner! May 29, 2014
I loved this book from the very start. I love the complexity of the main characters. They are believable. I love that it is written from a female perspective! Cant wait for the sequel!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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What an amazing thriller. Several story lines woven together to make one nail biter of a book. Alex and Jill seem to have it all, except it seems they are married more to their careers than they are to each other. Neither is afraid to take risks. Jackson Alex's partner is always ready to do what his partner has in mind. Meanwhile Jill is having an affair with her boss, that is until he throws her over for the "newer","older" model. Then there is the serial murderer... At the end there is a neat little bow with a few strings hanging. I really hope this is just the beginning of a nail biting series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars When will the next book in the series be published! January 1, 2014
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Wow! Incredibly detailed characters, great story line resulted in non stop reading over 2 days. Love the book Chris Patchell!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A Thrilling Read
I received a free electronic copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you so much, as you provided me with a great read. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Lupine Smile
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book good read
Published 7 days ago by Joe Poppell
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Entertaining Thriller
Very entertaining book. I thought the story was incredible. This author has a lot to give the readers. The characters popped out at me.
Published 11 days ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ!!!!!!!
Jill has a successful career and Alex is a detective with the Seattle Police Department. The threads that were holding their 5 year marriage together are starting to unravel. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary Lou Hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner I could not put down
Deadly Lies is a compelling story that twists and turns at breakneck speed to a big smashing climax. It draws very real people and scenes from life as we know it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Melissa M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs sleep?
Don't read this book if you aren't ok with staying up late to read "just one more chapter" until you notice it is 2am and you have work in the morning, but maybe "one... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Laura Williams Argilla
5.0 out of 5 stars This well crafted suspense story keeps you guessing until the end and...
Deadly Lies is the debut novel from Patchell. This well crafted suspense story keeps you guessing until the end and leaves in a perfect point for the next book in the series. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jsthomsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild
Keeps you on the edge. It was hard to believe that a woman would go so far to compensate for her horrible childhood. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dot
3.0 out of 5 stars fun, disturbing ride :)
Jill Shannon definitely has some issues and I was definitely left wanting to learn more and understand her more. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Carrie Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Murder and intrigue and sex! Oh my!!
I'm not normally a fan of fiction but a friend highly recommended this book and I'm so glad she did! I devoured it over the course of 3 days. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mary A. Brannigan
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