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Simply Lies

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Private investigator Mick Gibson has been asked to do inventory of an old home but what Mick finds is about to send her on a chase like no other.
This deals with a prior mob accountant that has been in the witness protection program for years but he's come out and changed his name in order to find a cache of missing money. 
Now everyone is on his trial from the mob, the mob member's grown children, to the FBI and they're all looking to see what Mich has found along the way.
Time is running out for everyone and Mick doesn't know who she can trust.

This is a great read, it's fast and full of so many twists.

Thank you #NetGalley    #GrandCentralPubllishing  for this ARC
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This book is a winner!  I quickly found myself invested in the characters and their story.  I loved Mickey and was engrossed in how she got enmeshed in the story with only a phone call.  The author kept me guessing and turning pages just as quickly as possible.  Fans of the genre will love this book.
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David Baldacci is one of my favorite authors so I was thrilled to be able to read Simply Lies which is a perfect title for this book! What seems real, isn’t.  What seems true, isn’t.  Who seems credible, isn’t.  Who seems evil, isn’t. 

I often use the rollercoaster analogy for twisty, turny thrillers but I found myself thinking more of a tilt-a-whirl ride while experiencing this book. I was constantly thrown off my balance, in an exhilarating way, as I thought the plot line was playing out one way, but isn’t. 

Excellent character development - from the beloved to the despicable. And a person who we credit with one attribute, we often find out isn’t. A truly riveting tilt-a- whirl of a novel…

My thanks to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for the opportunity to read this exciting ARC.
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This book was sent to me electronically by Netgalley for review.  Thanks to the publisher and author.  Mickey is a single  mother  balancing her family life with her career.  Single, she has her parents for backup.  Her husband left.  She stumbles across a dilemma in her job, and the twists and turns begin.  Red herrings abound.  It is difficult to determine the ending of this mystery, written by a talented and gifted author.
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In a flimsy effort of full disclosure, I worship David Baldacci. Not only are his books always wild rides that tickle all of my senses, my non-reading husband also enjoys them: In the beginning, I had to nag him to try them, but now, he’ll reach for them all on his own. Any author who can accomplish that feat wins my allegiance for life. Baldacci books are the perfect choice for any reader, regardless of personal genre preferences. There’s something waiting inside each of his offerings to delight his audience. He guarantees a good time, plenty of heart palpitations, sweaty palms, and an explosive finale that will leave fans breathless. Of course this will be a glowing review—because as always, he‘s earned it. 

In this one, we follow Mickey Gibson, a single mother and a private detective, as she navigates a dangerous game of cat and mouse. After she is lured to a location under false pretenses and happens upon a body, Mickey finds herself the suspect in a murder investigation and trapped in a battle of wits with a mysterious woman. Surprises await as she discovers hidden motives and dangerous truths. Who will prevail? You’ll have to read to find out. 

Readers beware: This book moves at breakneck speed. Its short chapters will ensnare you from the very beginning, and before you know it, your day is gone and the book is done. If you don’t make a conscious effort, you’ll forget to eat or even blink. It’s impossible to tear yourselves away from this high-tension and high-stakes thriller. It’s Book of the Year material. As I said, Baldacci is always a winner, but he’s outdone himself this time. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It deserves all the praise.
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I was given this book by NetGalley for an honest review-
Baldacci  does it again!
Gibson works at home for ProEye and investigation company.  She is called to inventory a home and when she gets there she discovers a dead body… a man with mob ties. And what a mess she walked into - now she is considered the prime suspect.  She must prove she is being set up.  Add to this a women sending her a phone and the game of the two of them finding the treasure hidden from the mob.
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