Monday, April 22, 2013

Truth Stained Lies

Truth Stained Lies
(Moonlighters Series)
Terri Blackstock
ISBN: 978-0310283133
March 2013/320 pages/$14.99

When truth doesn’t make sense, will lies prevail?

Cathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on high-profile homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief . . . until her brother’s wife is murdered and all the “facts” point to him. The killer has staged the crime to make the truth too far-fetched to believe. Working to solve the murder and clear her brother’s name, Cathy and her two sisters, Holly and Juliet, moonlight as part-time private investigators. Juliet, a stay-at-home mom of two boys, and Holly, a scattered ne’er-do-well who drives a taxi, put aside their fear to hunt down the real killer.

Stakes rise when their brother’s grieving five-year-old son is kidnapped. As police focus on the wrong set of clues, the three sisters and their battered detective friend are the only hope for solving this bizarre crime, saving the child, and freeing their brother.


Terri Blackstock ( has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall (a finalist for a 2013 Christy Award!), as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series.

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Terri Blackstock is one of the premier Christian suspense novelists on my must-read list. Truth Stained Lies is gripping not only in its intensity but in the chilling reality that following the seemingly obvious trail of clues can sometimes result in an innocent man being declared guilty. This heart-wrenching story touched me emotionally as I identified with the three sisters so desperate to prove that their brother did not kill his estranged wife, and I absolutely fell in love with his precious little boy whose world is rocked by his mother's death, his dad's arrest, and the ensuing upheaval. The interpersonal relationships between the siblings developed in childhood are stretched and redefined as each of them come to grips with their personal issues of family and faith. I read this book on a quiet Saturday afternoon and didn't stop until I finished. Highly recommended!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received an advanced digital copy of this book free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Beth said...

I just read this one this week. Excellent read!