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Don't lie to me

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The book was great, interesting characters, fast changing and twisting plot- exactly what I love! I would recommend this book to my friends and family!
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Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Kidnapped and murdered children, divorce as the worst thing that can happen to children, abuse and child neglect with very disjointed writing, and that's just the first half of the book. Fortunately, after all the angst and multiple story lines, it all starts to come together and the last half is like what a mystery/suspense plot should be.

Eva Rae Thomas has quit the FBI and moved her three kids back home to Coca Beach, Florida. Eva now has total charge of her kids and is having trouble keeping up with their active lives. That was her househusband's responsibility before he opted out of it all. When she finds the body of a local 12 year old surfing phenom, Eva is right back in solve it mode, even if she has no authority whatsoever. And, she promised her kids she would not get involved in any police work and just be a mom for the first time in their lives. Unfortunately, that is a promise she is unable to keep as more children turn up missing.
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DLtM by W. Rose is an Eva Rae Thomas Mystery, the firt book in this series, published by Buoy Media. I'm so happy I gave this book a try. I started reading and connected immediatedly with the characters, fell in love with Eva and their children, even the secondary charaters are exquisit.
Eva and her children just moved back in her hometown after an unpleasant separation from husband and father. Eva, the former FBI Profiler, now writer, has to sort out her life, her workaholic days seem over now. What she didn't expected is that just being a mom is trying to put it nicely. Her stay at home husband had a lot on his shoulders and now its her solely job.
The story is told in a multiple povs, jumps between past and present and has a plottwist I never had dreamed of.
A fantastic read, complex, unputdownable, highly recommendable, 5 stars.
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2.5 Hearts NetGalley had a number of books by this author so I thought I would request the first in each series. I almost wish I hadn’t. There is just something off about the writing style of this author. Her writing is all over the place. It never seems to flow. 

There are a lot of the same things going on. Kidnappings, murders and then the ending just didn’t jive with the story.

Just not my cup of tea. 

Disclaimer:
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Great book. Lots of mystery, suspense and intrigue. There is no point where the reader would feel bored. The plot was good and has been executed well.
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This was a fast paced but choppy story about Eva Ray Thomas investigating some missing and murdered children.  Eva Ray is a newly divorced single mother who has also just left her profession as a FBI agent to work on her book writing.  I had a difficult time liking Eva Ray.  She was a forgetful, even neglectful, mother and a non-methodical investigative agent. Her profession as a FBI agent seemed implausible given her scattered actions. The romance with Matt also seemed unrealistic as there was no romantic interactions between the two. I liked the twist at the end however the reactions upon the discovery of the shocking news was so underplayed, it was absurd.
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Willow Rose is a very prolific author, writing series and syand alones in pretty much every genre.  I've read many of her books.  DONT LIE TO ME is the first book in her Eva Rae series and as in every first book, backdround and characters must be established.  This often causes a first book to be clunky and a slower read, as is the case in this one.  Since I have read so many of her books, I can tell you, this will pay off as the series develops.  
Ms Rose often places some very unusual twists into her books, giving readers a shake as you move through the story.  You will definitely not coast through her books.
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I discovered Willow Rose on NetGalley and cannot wait to read each and every one of her novels now.  Don't Lie to Me" is a light, easy read but full of suspense. I loved this novel so much, and highly recommend you find her novels and sit down for a long read!
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This is the first book in a new series featuring former FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas. Eva Rae has returned to her hometown with her children newly divorced and out of a job. She quickly becomes involved in a murder and then a kidnapping when her old flame, Matt Miller a local law enforcement officer, asks for her help. Her character is not believable as ex FBI making bad decisions not only as a trained profiler but as a mother as well. Usually when I don’t connect with the main protagonist I don’t enjoy the book but in this case I still really enjoyed the novel and look forward to reading the series.
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Great start to the series! I was drawn in right away by the main character, Eva Rae Thomas, and the way the events in her life over the last few years have changed drastically and how she is handling it.  Her background is important in the events of the murders that she ends up investigating especially how it affects her children.  Great suspense with an unexpected twist.  I will be reading the rest of this series.  I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.
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A gripping suspense story by a new to me author.
Great plot and characters, a story full of twists and turns.
Can't wait to read another book by this author.
Recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
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Former FBI profiler, Eva Rae Thomas latest case is very personal.  No longer with the FBI divorced and a single mother of three very challenging children, she is thrust into the case of a 12-year-old surfing sensation – a future female Kelly Slater – who had vanished three months earlier.  Her remains have now been found but…This a page turner and Eva Rae is a credit to all women who work to solve crimes. An excellent read.  Thank you to NetGalley and Buoy Media. #Dontlietome #NetGalley
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This is the second Eva Rae Thomas Mystery book I've read and this one was much better than the last one I read (Such a Good Girl). The lack of distinction between character POVs at the start of each chapter is frustrating since you can't tell who's talking and I would've liked everything to be a little more in-depth because it all seemed pretty surface-level. Overall, not awful but not something I'd reread or recommend.

I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading the first two chapters of this novel will rip out your heart. We can all identify with being left out and feeling socially awkward, and your heart will ache for young Sophie knowing what her fate will soon be. Fast forward to Eva, a newly single down on her luck mother of three, trying to pick up the pieces of her life since her husband took off. Sophie's murderer was never found, and now the same saga is happening again with young girl named Maddie. Will she end up like Sophie? With short chapters, mostly first person narrative, and alternating time lines,  you will fly through this book. Have your schedule cleared because once you start, you will not be able to put this book down to see how it ends.
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The best thing about this book was that the author seemed familiar with the location. It read like a local wrote it. 

Now for everything else. It was awful and a complete mess. The dialogue was the worst part. When talking to the father of a murdered child he asked for the main character’s autograph?!?! It was ridiculous. When we find out who the killer is the spouse of the killer says: “I guess you never really know someone.” That actually made me laugh because is was outrageous. 

The main character wasn’t very likable either and a neglectful mother too. An experienced editor was desperately needed.
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Eva Rae Thomas is a former FBI profiler who teams up with her childhood sweetheart Matt, a local cop in Cocoa Beach, FL to solve the mystery of the disappearance of a local child surf star from a Girl Scout camping trip.

I'll just stop right here and say that I chose 4 of Willow Rose's books to review, never having heard of this author before, but always a fan of a good law enforcement story. Wow! I was hooked immediately. I then discovered that Ms. Rose is a prolific writer and proceeded to order all her books from 3 of her series so I could read the WHOLE story. I had a reading marathon. I am hooked and can't wait to read more. Highly recommend anything by this author!

I have voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
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Fast paced thriller with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. I am a huge fan of this author and look forward to any release of her books!!
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Don't Lie to Me is the first in the series with Eva Rae Thomas as the lead character. Eva Rae is moving to CoCoa Beach to be closer to her parents after her soon to be ex-husband up and walks out without a word. She is FBI but has recently quit due to a case that went badly. Trying to get her act together with the kids new schools, and activities, she stumbles into a missing child case taken from Girl Scout camp three months prior. More children will turn up missing before the kidnapper/murderer is revealed.

I have previously read other books by Willow Rose and have enjoyed each of them. I was pleased to see this available and was not disappointed. The story was easy to read, although there were a lot of characters pulled into the storyline, but it was well worth the read. I highly recommend it and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Don’t lie to Me has you from the moment you pick it up. You’ll be entertained with suspense, thrills, twists and unexpected turns. Just when you think you figured it out, Willow Rose throws something ew at you.
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Ughh, how disappointing. I really expected to love this book!

Don't Lie to Me follows ex-FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas as she investigates a child kidnapping-murder case. I can't say I liked her or found her professional background believable by any means. She made plenty of questionable (at best) decisions and felt painfully incompetent throughout the investigation.

The plot has its issues (despite sounding so promising!) but the writing is where this book really fails in my opinion. Don't Lie to Me would've benefited greatly from further editing. The entire book felt repetitive and choppy, and the dialogue unnatural.

I was initially surprised to see this wasn't the author's debut novel, but then I saw they publish several books a year. The quality makes sense if it's rushed.

I'm sad I didn't enjoy this, but I'm grateful for the opportunity to review nonetheless. Big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my review copy!
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