Lie Catchers Paperback – April 4, 2014
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- Paperback : 326 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1628301651
- ISBN-13 : 978-1628301656
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.74 x 8 inches
- Item Weight : 15 ounces
- Publisher : The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (April 4, 2014)
- Language: : English
Best Sellers Rank:
#7,436,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #554,165 in Mystery, Thriller & Suspense (Books)
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Anderson has crafted a well plotted crime time line that fits together beautifully and keeps the readers engaged throughout as well as a sexy romance that in thwarted at every turn. Both Liv and Parker fight to keep their feelings in check while working on the murder case, sometimes indulging in moments of weakness.
Before writing this review, I indulged in reading Anderson's low star reviews to see what readers didn't like. People who don't like cuss words seem to like to review and I believe swearing might be involved in Lie Catchers. One woman did not like Liv but didn't appear to read the full book and another said there was too much romance and not enough suspense. Don't let the one stars deter you if you like Romantic Suspense and need a page turner to keep you up at night.
I can see why the prestigious AMAZON ENCORE has picked up this novel to 're-publish' under their name. Lie Catchers is written well, the intricate plot works beautifully and the characters jump off the page like they are telling you the story themselves. I loved this book and now am dying to get to Alaska, no pun intended.
The main character has an intriguing ability, although I thought her obsession with keeping it hidden was overdone. I could understand her hesitancy in using it while a child but not as an adult. I enjoyed both the ‘current’ mystery and the murder the protagonist writes about for the newspaper.
The romantic attraction was well done, and for once here was a story with good reasons for keeping the main characters apart.
I thought there were just a few too many named characters and that became confusing especially as early on they didn’t come across as unique and memorable. The main male character wasn’t described well initially and (to me) came across as much older so that initially I had some difficulty as seeing him as a romantic lead. However, these were the only negative points I had. A good read.
I'm a guy. Guys don't read romances. I generally don't either. Why is this book so good? Three things stood out for me. First, it told me a lot about a place and culture (small Alaskan fishing community) well outside my world. I enjoy good reads that inform me too.
Second, all of us have secrets we carry seemingly forever. Ms. (I guess it is probably Mrs.) Anderson shows what happens when we do with characters who might actually exist (imagine that!) and who are not beyond belief.
Third, and unlike most of the "romances" I've stumbled across and put down quickly, the book does not feature lots of sex scenes featuring strong virile men. The men are a bit too wart free, but within my comfort zone. And while the heros and heroines - and yes, Mrs. Anderson I see more than one of each in Lie Catchers -- get romantically involved, this is not the book to read to learn new sex techniques. Thank you Mrs. Anderson.
This book is interesting in that we learn about Petersburg, the small town, locals, and the people. It kept my interest until the end and there was no gratuitous sex, so if you were looking for lots of sex to go with the romance and mystery, this book is not it. Great concept in the special ability the main female character has; wish I had it to remember things I need to remember.
I technically rate this as a 3.5 star read because there are some grammar, spelling and formatting errors, and it could have used another pass over by an editor or beta reader/critique reader to catch the errors.
Top reviews from other countries
It's up to Liv to use her unusual gift of finding lies in the dates, yet to do so means first admitting her talent. Not easy when she thinks she's odd and doing so means putting her life on the line.
Soon though sparks are flying and it's not just from the bullets flying. Parker and Liv are are attracted to one another, and others have taken notice. Then another body turns up, and a man goes missing. The case is turning deadly fast, and beginning to reflect the past unsolved murder. Could the clues to finding the killer be in the past? And will Parker and Liv have a chance at finding happiness?
An intriguing and enjoyable book!