Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Scent of Lies Book Review

Summary from Goodreads

Emily Parker struggles to move on from the devastating loss of her husband.  The young widow finds herself sucked into a desperate search for the killer of both her late husband, a private investigator in the small, affluent town of Paradise Valley, and the unfaithful husband of his last client.

The police arrest a convenient suspect, which pulls Emily dangerously into the thick of things.  Emily's world is rocked when she uncovers some clues that reveal her late husband may not have been who he said he was.

With the help of her close circle of friends and the sexy new police detective in town, the race is on to find the real killer before the worn person is sent to prison and Emily winds up dead.

Murder, mystery, romance and intrigue - The Scent of Lies will keep you wondering 'who dunnit?' until the very end.

My thoughts on the book

I enjoy reading mysteries that have good storylines and keep you interested, but don't totally confuse you and freak you out.  Books that are suspenseful, but not so scary that you have trouble going to bed at night.  I like for the book to have moments of romance but nothing smutty or sexually descriptive.  This book had all of the things I like in a mystery!

You start off feeling quite sad for Emily.  She misses her late husband and she also has to deal with the fact that his murderer hasn't even been found.  She does have good friends (although Maggie is a bit annoying with her blabbering Emily's secrets) that love her and care about her.  Emily decides to take on his last client, Delia, and that's when the excitement starts.  She meets Colin, finds out some things about her late husband that actually lead to more questions about him, gets shot at, and more all happen in this book!

In the end, some mysteries get solved but others still leave you questioning.  That's how you start a series, folks!  I'll gladly read the other books in this series so that I can find out what happens next and hopefully get some of those questions answered.

So, all in all, The Scent of Lies by Debra Burroughs was a fun read and I do recommend reading this book!

Some of my favorite The Scent of Lies quotes

"If stupid hurt, most people would stop"

"Emily Parker," he said, "I think you are one spectacular woman."
"That would be a smokin' hot lady PI to you, mister."

The Scent of Lies

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