Tell Me Lies, Volume 1

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1999 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Maddie Faraday knows she's having a bad day when she finds a pair of black lace panties under the front seat of her husband's car. To make things more complicated, C.L. Sturgis, her old high school flame, is back in town and still has a yen for her. Maddie wants to get even with her husband, but she wants to keep her reputation, too, and the juggling act that follows ends with great sex in C.L.'s backseat, which leads to gossip and a showdown with her husband. Things get rapidly out of hand as Maddie discovers that nobody's been telling her the truth: not her husband, not C.L., not her gossiping mother, not her secretive best friend, not even her eight-year-old daughter, Emily. And when her husband disappears, Maddie soon becomes the most-talked-about person in town. She is on a quest for answers, but will she survive long enough to discover the truth...and rediscover the man she loves?
 

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User Review  - Dawn772 - LibraryThing

This story was rather absorbing although it led me all over the place, sometimes humorous and other times very serious. The heroine varied between a flighty pushover and a strong sensitive woman but I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Capnrandm - LibraryThing

Though this was on my "Read" shelf, I could swear this is the first time I met C.L. and Maddie. This may be the very best of Crusie's heartbreak-and-heist type stories, with a believable plot to ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
19
Chapter 3
40
Chapter 4
55
Chapter 5
73
Chapter 6
89
Chapter 7
110
Chapter 8
127
Chapter 11
192
Chapter 12
214
Chapter 13
231
Chapter 14
249
Chapter 15
266
Chapter 16
273
Chapter 17
282
Chapter 18
302

Chapter 9
145
Chapter 10
167
Chapter 19
326
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About the author (1999)

Jennifer Crusie is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of Maybe This Time, Welcome to Temptation, Crazy for You, Faking It, Fast Women, and Bet Me. She has also collaborated with Bob Mayer to write Wild Ride, Agnes and the Hitman and Don't Look Down. Crusie earned her bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, a master's from Wright State University, and a master of fine arts from Ohio State University. Before devoting herself to writing full-time, Crusie worked as a preschool teacher, an elementary and junior high art teacher, and a high school English teacher. She lives on the banks of the Ohio River.

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