- File Size: 521 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 19, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006O2P2GA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #949,760 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Everything I Tell You is a Lie (a novella) Kindle Edition
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He spends most of his time on airplanes.
Top Customer Reviews
I found that he hasn't tried to show off his knowledge of words by constantly throwing out huge and even archaic words that require me to make good use of my dictionary on my Kindle every 45 seconds, the way I have seen some authors do. I feel like his style of writing levels the playing field for different levels of readers. He does an excellent job with explaining everything and telling you just what you need to know, eliminating any possible confusion. He steadily built towards an amazing climax that has left this audience wanting more.
Fingers Murphy amazed me with his writing. Everything flowed extremely well. Personally, from a writer's perspective, it makes me wonder how much time he invested writing this novella. The editing, his grammar, the length, the story--everything just seemed so perfect. It's really impressive. Fingers, you are a very talented and skilled writer. I hope to see you topping some best sellers charts in the nearby future.
Certainly much more than just something to read while sitting in an airport wasting time waiting for planes that are always late. If the order in which his books have been "published" is the order in which they have been written, Murphy is progressing as an author, and certainly has me waiting for whatever comes next. His blog says he's putting aside the third installment of the Ollie Olsen series for the next book he wants to write. I can't wait.
This is a novella as opposed to a novel, which makes it a short read dealing around the question of what would drive a person to kill. When we are introduced to the unnamed protagonist we know little about him, beyond his being in prison. But slowly the layers are peeled back and we learn the true nature of the crime he committed and, finally, who his victim was. It was the suspense leading up to finding out the victim, something which takes most of the book, which had me turning page after page, ultimately finishing this in one day.
Mystery is a powerful tool in this book. As you are introduced to many of the characters in our protagonists life you are also left wondering if they were the one he killed. Did he snap at his dad after being pushed too far? Or was a drunken fight the cause of his imprisonment? These questions and more plague your mind as you intently focus on the characters involved and how they interact through the retelling, an intense focus you would not have if you came into the story knowing the victim. The mystery of the victim is what makes this book so interesting.
Read this book if you like mystery, particularly trying to piece together clues and solve it before the big giveaway. You may solve this one, but then you may also be left astounded as I was.
The book ends with teasers from three other Kindle books by this author. I will likely read $200 and a Cadillac and may even come back for more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think I've read all of his books and liked them all. Writing for adults who enjoy a good story, no lagging parts.Published on April 19, 2013 by J. Hazlett
I read it in an afternoon. Interesting story, but nothing earth-shattering. I thought it had potential, but didn't fulfill it.Published on April 5, 2013 by Slade Grayson
The author's writing is definitely smarter and more thought-out than most of the books out there. I will read more of his work. Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by Ella Y.
The author is called Fingers Murphy. For some reason this gave me the idea that his work would be less than serious. Read morePublished on March 28, 2012 by G. Brennan
This is a wonderful piece of story telling, and not really at all what I was expecting (it isn't a legal thriller like Murphy's other very enjoyable novels). Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Barbara Thomas
I got this book for free for my Kindle and wanted to give a thanks to Mr. Murphy by sharing my opinion on this novella. I found it to be a page turner. Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by Dman4227
I bought this, good book one star for throwing my investment out the window.. if your giving your other work away do tell ill wait instead of throwing more money away .. Read morePublished on February 28, 2012 by Michael G
This is a short, powerful read. It explores a complicated, violent relationship between a son and the only father he's ever known. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by Holly A. Oneill