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Scattered Lies: Where Lies are the Reality of the Truth Paperback – July, 2011

4.9 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Series: Scattered Lies
  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Influential Writers Publishing (July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982526008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982526002
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,087,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Ms. Taylor did a magnificent job on her first time out. Truly a breath of fresh air.

I loved the way Greg Brightman,the Boss,groomed and mentored his crew to know when to get out and what to do after getting money on the streets. Though they were loyal to him and each other,before and after his imprisonment,they still were living with lies that seemed to be spiraling out of control.

Denise...a business suit wearing administrator who if you brought it to her she'd bring back to you harder.

Gabrielle....Greg's attorney wife is faithful to him while he serves a 25 year to life sentence.

Tony...has it all...beautiful woman,successful rap career and record label,and plenty of money.He also has a dark secret that if anyone knew he'd be dead.

Morgan...Denise's beautiful young niece that is in a living hell she can't seem to get out of.

Ms. Taylor made these characters come alive on the pages of this book.Betrayal,murder,loyalty,dysfuntionalism and a lot of emotions are all woven in this not so ordinary story.A page turner that will keep you wanting more.

Continued blessings and success to you, Ms. Taylor.

4* rating.
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Madison has presented an amazing story of loyalty, betrayal, lust and murder intricately entwined into the lives of these characters with Greg being the center. Sort of a father figure, Greg who is a guest of the judicial system, has instilled into these members of his former set loyalty above all else! Encouraging them to be productive, even fronting the money if needed.

Greg is married to Gabrielle, a lawyer who tackles cases others won't, and who's parents don't approve of their union. As Greg and Gabrielle attempt to keep their marriage together, Gabrielle comes across a letter concerning her husband. Will this open a door to his freedom, or will the end of their marriage?

Denise Taylor, who back in the day was Greg's ride or die right hand, has tried to push the sins of her past behind her, works for the city to make herself look legit while investing her money buying property in her old neighborhood. But when someone close to her threatens to change her course, will she find herself picking up what she thought she'd left behind?

Morgan, a young resplendent beauty with a mixed heritage, and the niece of Denise. Morgan knows what she wants out of life, a smart and hard working young lady. But will all her hard work prepare for the unmanageable horror she's about to face?

Tony Flowers a mogul in the music industry, who has benefitted from Greg's generosity lives the life of a celebrity, launching careers and furthering his own. But will Tony's secrets bring his empire down?

I love a book that makes you react, and Scattered Lies "Where lies are the reality of the truth" does this. It grabs you, pulls you in and holds you hostage until the end, then leaves you wanting more.
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Madison Taylor is a great story teller and author. I really enjoyed scattered lies, but after reading www.com and www.gov Madison is in my top 3 of favorite authors can't wait for www.net or anything else she writes. Pleas keep up the good work and you have a fan for life.
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I am not a Urban book-reader, So when I went into my local book store and asked the sales person to recommend a good read, she recommended Scattered Lies. At first I had my doubts but that night when I got home and started reading it, I COULD NOT STOP READING. I read the entire book that night. The next day I sent my husband to purchase Scattered Lies 2 & 3 (LOL) I just had to have them. Madison Taylor was now one of my favorite authors. You will fall in love with some of the charters and Hate others. Either way IT'S A MUST READ !
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I have been reading urban stories since the age of 13 (7years) and read a lot of good stories. Yet, for about two years, I've been hungry for a good one. I picked up this book hoping for not only good dialogue, but a good plot. After reading this, I have gotten more than what I was looking for. Like other reviewers, this story has you engaged from beginning to the end despite the few dry spots but the rest of the pages kept me intrigued. Madison has earned my loyalty.
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Best Series i ever read..omg i had a hard time finding the third one & madison was kind enough to find it for me these books will have you glued!!each book was really good something was always happening lol
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By antoinette on September 23, 2011
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I have not read a well written book in a long time. When i first started reading Scattered Lies 1 I could not put the book down. I felt like I had entered into the book. Her detailing and description was great. After seeing how captivating Book 1 was, I knew I had to get Book 2 right away before finishing Book 1. Then I found out there was Book 3, I ordered both books 2and 3. I have all 3 books. I completed all 3 books and I am hungry for more of Madison's writings. Madison is a fantastic writer. Please believe me when I say again, you will be captivated by this book. I am hoping that this book will become a movie.
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Scattered Lies, the debut novel from Madison, gives the reader everything that makes Urban Fiction delicious. On the surface, this novel is full of high-priced cars, upscale backdrops and inner-city squalor. The entertainment factor is high, but the psychology of and interaction between the characters of Scattered Lies is what will make this a great read. Madison created characters with deep, dark layers giving the reader plenty to digest.

Madison shows her mastery of melding together name brand items with high level psychology. The characters in Scattered Lies know enough about each other to know that there is more to know. It is that surface tension that keeps the reader afloat amid infinitely deep plot twists. The realistic dialogue is matched with issues that will hit home with many readers: family favoritism, being in love with old flames, skeletons in the closet coming back to destroy stability, among others.

The additional characters and scenarios perfectly accommodate the flavor and complexity of Scattered Lies. Denise's niece Morgan deals with issues that most teenagers struggle with such as teenage sex, being a critical thinker at a young age and being treated differently because of beauty. Gabrielle's clientele also engages issues like money laundering practices by wealthy people and rich women who are sexually addicted to boy toys from the hood.

There were two things that did not sit comfortably with me: the book's cover and the book's ending.
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