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Simply Lies

By: David Baldacci
Narrated by: Corey Carthew,Lisa Flanagan
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Publisher's Summary

Killer twists. Heroes to believe in. Trust Baldacci.

Simply Lies is an intense thriller featuring Mickey Gibson, a former New Jersey detective, from the number one bestselling author David Baldacci.

No truth

Former Jersey City detective and single mother of two, Mickey Gibson, now works for global investigation company, ProEye, to track down assets of the wealthy who have tried to avoid their creditors. One day she gets a call from a colleague, Arlene Robinson, asking her to visit the home of a notorious arms dealer who has cheated some of ProEye’s clients in the past. Mickey arrives at the mansion to discover the body of a man hidden in a secret room.

No limits

It turns out that nothing is at it seems. The arms dealer did not exist, and nobody at ProEye knew of Arlene Robinson. Mickey had been tricked and now the cops were involved. The body was that of Thomas Lancaster who’d been in Witness Protection having had links with the mob.

No fear

Now begins a cat-and-mouse showdown between hardened ex-cop, Mickey, and a woman with sociopathic tendencies who has no name and a mysterious past. She intends to get what she wants and people who get in her way will die. For Mickey to stop her, she must first discover her true identity and what damaged her all those years ago. And the truth behind why she selected Micky to become her nemesis...

©2023 David Baldacci (P)2023 Hachette Audio

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"Baldacci is the master of American detective stories. He captures Los Angeles like no other." (Jeffrey Archer author of Next in Line )

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different

I loved it.different than other reads.hope to read more of these two.
the book keep you focused and wondering.

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Twists and turns everywhere

Great atory with fabulous, human characters. Kept me guessing till the last third of the book and the finale was brilliant 👏🏼

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Implausible & Convoluted

A good story needs to be realistic.

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OK but a bit slow and convoluted

I found the story over complicated and it took me too long to actually get into it. It got better towards the end

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A wee bit slow but enjoyable

Enjoyed even though it was a slow burn. Took a while to get into and like the characters

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I liked it...

It got better as the characters grew on me. Different sort of storyline to usual.

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Great new characters

Great story line and many twists. Can’t wait for next one in this series. Great

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Good writing but the plot was too complicated, especially concerning the money, bitcoins etc. it was well read.

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Some help needed from female writer

The phrases “single mom with kids” and “smiling disarmingly” were used way too much. The voice of Sullivan sounded like a 50 year old Forrest Gump but the overall story was good. Writer needed help from an an actual single parent because a lot of that aspect was really unconvincing.

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keeps you listening!

it's hard to stop listening, you just want to hear what's going to happen next. I hope this is the start of a new series. I'd love to hear more.

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