Telling Lies How many lies does it take to get away with murder Magazine Editor Laurel Imperiole is vacationing in Florence Italy with Aaron Gerrard Chief of Detectives of New York City s th Precinct Identity

  • Title: Telling Lies
  • Author: Cathi Stoler
  • ISBN: 9781603818445
  • Page: 482
  • Format: ebook
  • How many lies does it take to get away with murder Magazine Editor Laurel Imperiole is vacationing in Florence, Italy, with Aaron Gerrard, Chief of Detectives of New York City s 13th Precinct Identity Theft Squad A chance encounter brings Laurel to a startling realization she s just bumped into a dead man Jeff Sargasso, an art dealer and husband of a close friend who sHow many lies does it take to get away with murder Magazine Editor Laurel Imperiole is vacationing in Florence, Italy, with Aaron Gerrard, Chief of Detectives of New York City s 13th Precinct Identity Theft Squad A chance encounter brings Laurel to a startling realization she s just bumped into a dead man Jeff Sargasso, an art dealer and husband of a close friend who supposedly died in the World Trade Center on 9 11 When he vanished, Sargasso had been brokering the sale of a priceless masterpiece that was lost during World War II to CEO Alfred Hammersmith and billionaire Miayamu Moto Hammersmith perished along with Sargasso on 9 11, and it is believed that the access codes to the 15 million deposit ten percent of the asking price died with them Could Sargasso have faked his own death to steal the money The painting s whereabouts are unknown Laurel enlists the help of private detective Helen McCorkendale, and together they follow the threads that lead from Florence, Italy, to New York On the way, the women tangle with Israeli Mossad agent Lior Stern and several stop at nothing collectors All are determined to have the painting for themselves Ignoring Aaron s advice, Laurel puts their volatile relationship in jeopardy As Helen and Laurel search for Sargasso, the painting and the money, they find themselves enmeshed in a sinister skein of lies that could end in death.

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    1. Telling Lies opens with magazine editor Laurel Imperiole, on vacation in Italy, bumping into a man as she’s leaving the Botticelli gallery. It takes a few minutes, but she recognizes him as Jeffrey Sargasso, a man she thought had died 10 years earlier in the Twin Towers on 9-11, the husband of a good friend. Soon, she’s convinced others, although that takes some doing. When he disappeared, Sargasso had been brokering a deal between two billionaires for a priceless piece of art—and as such, [...]

    2. this international thriller follows Laurel as she tracks down the elusive Jeff. She gets more than she bargains for as other players come forth, and she begins to realize just how big this story is. The book is very readable and engaging, which made for a quick and fun read. It seemed that a high level of care went into crafting each sentence and plot detail, but that same care seemed to lead to a somewhat "sanitized" book. Perhaps the best way to describe it is that it felt like the book was la [...]

    3. I have to admit that the introduction portion of this book truly captured my interest. Any time a book uses 9/11 as a springboard for a story, I think I become intrigued. Could someone truly have survived 9/11 and faked his own death? I just had to keep reading to find out!I enjoyed the way that the author wrote the chapters because when I got to the end of one chapter, she often left me hanging. I wanted to read on. And sometimes she would write something about a certain character's predicament [...]

    4. Lies have a tendency to grow bigger and bigger and to cause untold damage. This novel centers around the concept of lies. Laurel is the main character, she has told some whoppers in her life. She needs to get down to the bottom of a huge lie, however; one that could have international consequences. These lies are sometimes spread by "dead men". The man that starts the action of the novel was supposed to be dead, although he is marked as missing, after the twin towers fell-September 11. Yes, some [...]

    5. I recently finished a delightful read: Cathi Stoler’s Telling Lies. A masterfully crafted story of greed and the unquenchable thirst some have for more, even after they already have too much of too much. Telling Lies is a story chockfull of colorful characters, including Laurel, the heroine whose quest for the truth puts her in a position from which she might not escape. She digs. She cajoles. And, when necessary, she pushes until she has the good guys and the bad guys all circling around the [...]

    6. I enjoy mystery books, as as any regular reader knows so I was intrigued by this one. I was, however, hesitant about the connection to the events of September 11, 2001 in the US. Like many people I find it difficult to think and I had concerns about whether the events would be handled tactfully in the story. Happily, the events, while crucial to the initial mystery, are not the central theme of the book and they are handled tactfully. The story centers around Laurel Imperiole, a magazine editor [...]

    7. Laurel Imperiole, an editor for Women Now magazine, is vacationing in Italy with Detective Aaron Gerard, of the NYPD Identity Theft Squad. They've left work behind and are concentrating on getting to know one another better. In an art gallery, Laurel bumps into a well-dressed man but she thinks nothing of it until she and Aaron have left. She knows that man, Jeff Sargasso, but he allegedly died in on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.Laurel is filled with rage that he would walk away from his famil [...]

    8. You know we all teach our children not to lie. Never! Yet we find that we tell lies ourselves. Oh sure we cover it up as saying Lil White Lie as if color makes a difference. That in justifying a lie makes it right. Or that of course we would never intentionally hurt someone so we had to tell them a lie. But in turn that makes one lie become two and then three and more. It just continues to grow.But what do you do? You know it is wrong but sometimes it seems that it is the only way to go. Cathi S [...]

    9. In her first book, Telling Lies, Cathi Stoler has written a complex plot filled with lots of lies and intrigue. The action begins immediately when Laurel Imperiole runs into a man in a museum in Florence, Italy. Not exactly stunning until Laurel recognizes the man as someone who shouldn't even be alive. The action starts here and carries readers through the world of glamorous high-end art from Italy to the United States mingling in the dark world of art stolen by the Nazis in World War II. Cathi [...]

    10. The story line itself was interesting but I just felt it wasn't executed the way it could have been. It COULD have been much more interesting. It COULD have had me on the edge of my seat. It COULD have been good it wasn't. No where in the book description did it say this was a follow up book. No where in the book description did it even ALLUDE to that. But almost every single page screams "I'm a sequel!!" If it is a sequel it would've been nice to know ahead of time so I could've started with th [...]

    11. This was actually a really good book. I won this on and I was thinking I would probably give it 3 stars, but I actually really enjoyed reading this.The book is about a girl named Laurel who goes to Florence with her boyfriend Aaron, when she bumps into a stranger at an art museum. A moment passes and after he walks by, she believes that it is her friends ex husband, Jeff, who was supposedly dead from the 9/11 attack. The book continues about them trying to figure out if it's him and why did he [...]

    12. The basic storyline of the book, see synopsis of the book, seemed really promising. But I feel like the author didn't really live up to it. I would have preferred to find out how Jeff had escaped the twin towers (there was a section or two that eluded to him actually having been there) and have the slow reveal as to why. I also feel like the murder was very "convenient" in terms of the overall storyline but added nothing to the story. One of the main characters, Laurel, is irritating to the poin [...]

    13. Are you a fan of mystery, art dealing with a 9/11 twist? I was intrigued, so I signed up for this one. The story centers aorund a magazine editor who gets tangled up in the middle of an art dealing that involves a man who was presumed to perish when the Towers fell in New York City. Getting from a magazine editor to the end was a ride worth taking. The intermingling story lines were easy to navigate. Part of the mystery was trying to find out what piece of art was being coveted and why each part [...]

    14. This could have been a very good story if it had been given the correct attention.Great story line but very poor development of the story. A lot of things are left unexplained. One of the more important is how Jeff managed to survive 9/11. This book feels like it's part of a series and this is the 2nd or 3rd book. The characters know each other from previous adventures that leaves the reader feeling like we're supposed to know the connections between them already. The characters feel like they'v [...]

    15. From the first chapter, this well-told, fast-paced, complex novel brought me into a world of adventure, intrigue and suspense--and kept my complete interest until the very end. I truly enjoyed Cathi Stoler's first mystery. In fact, I don't want to part with my copy! I'm purchasing a second for a friend who asked to read it. My only complaint is that I couldn't put this book down, read it in just 3 days on a beach vacation and now I need another book by this author! I hope she'll be published aga [...]

    16. An interesting premise, with some clever twists and good use of current affairs. The characters were not as well developed as they could have been, and the main character is both the weakest and the least likeable. The strength of the book is in its portrayal of contemporary America, in that it portrays a bunch of fairly competent, well intentioned, and very dedicated individuals who fail at achieve overall goals because their sense of personal freedom and entitlement prevents them from cooperat [...]

    17. Telling Lies is a slick thriller which takes us into the high stakes world of art thieves, false deaths, schemes, scams, lies, and murder. The action shoots off when Laurel bumps into a man she thought was long dead. From there it's flying across the world chasing a ghost, running from killers, and solving a decades old mystery. A fun adventure that kept me captivated and I learned a lot about art, also.

    18. This had moments of being really good, but then there would be a falling off of the intensity, or the dialogue would be bad. The hateful Laurel, was too much a distraction. If you choose someone to be your lead, the reader has to like them on some level. This character was just stupid, with her moods and with no apparent reasoning behind anything she did. Not believable.Too bad because the plot could have been the best part. Good premise, just poor execution.

    19. This book kept me interested but I was a little disappointed in the end. Some interesting plot points went nowhere and the Italian scenes were more interesting than the NYC chapters. Also I tired of the constant bickering between Laurel and her boyfriend the cop. Probably need to read the book before this one. The PI character was great!

    20. Interesting, but I didn't like Laurel. The "cozy mystery" style heroine didn't work for a book that really wanted to be a suspense/thriller.Also, reads like a sequel with LOTS of referencing to how characters met and such, but there's not an earlier book.

    21. Action, suspense and a plot that includes the 9/11 tragedy. Click for full review and to see what Telly Says

    22. A good intriguing story involving a man who was declared dead in the terrorist attack of 911, the chicanery of the art world, and a plot that keeps you reading. I recdommend it highly.

    23. I enjoyed the story, but it wasn't my most favorite book ever. There was some language, so watch out for that. All in all, it was entertaining.

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