Even When You Lie

A Novel

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Pub Date 21 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 24 Jan 2023

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Perfect for fans of Lisa Scottoline and Kimberly McCreight, Michelle Cruz's debut novel will have readers furiously turning the pages as they plunge headlong into the seedy underbelly of glitzy and glamorous Dallas in this gripping Texas noir.

Reagan Reyes hunts other people’s secrets. A former intelligence officer, she’s currently the in-house investigator for pricey criminal defense attorney, Cade McCarrick…and she’s his lover, despite the law firm’s rules forbidding romantic relationships between partners and staff. But their love—including their agreement never to lie to each other—is the only authenticity they have in a world of subterfuge and betrayal.

That agreement is pushed to its limits when a mysterious woman leaves an envelope for Cade and is soon discovered dead. While the envelope’s contents aren’t related to any of Cade’s current cases, Reagan uncovers a connection to a recent murder outside a Deep Ellum nightclub—and an even more ominous link to the dead woman.

The police don’t seem to care about either death, but they hit too close to home for Reagan to ignore. As she digs deeper into Dallas’s sordid underbelly, she’s completely on her own except for Cade—and there’s a killer bent on eliminating them both at any cost.

This pulse-pounding romantic thriller offers a fresh new take on big-city crime, from a dazzling and exciting new voice in the genre.
Perfect for fans of Lisa Scottoline and Kimberly McCreight, Michelle Cruz's debut novel will have readers furiously turning the pages as they plunge headlong into the seedy underbelly of glitzy and...

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Two sittings to complete this excellent romantic thriller. Michelle Cruz has written a sensational novel for her debut - a story that keeps you glued to the pages. Twists and turns, surprises and chills in a legal world that combine and lead to a wonderful finale. Well worthy of five stars and looking forward to Michelle's second novel.

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Of course, I could not wait and immediately had to open this book up. And I now have a new favorite author!
Even When You Lie by by Michelle Cruz is a wonderfully written five star debut novel.
From the very beginning, I was hooked. The suspense had me wanting to keep turning the page, it was so hard to put this book down.
Reagan and Cade are both very interesting, extremely intriguing characters. I loved them both honestly.
A well written book with plot twists, suspense, relationships, and just how far one will go through to uncover the truth.
A page-turning, glamours, pulse-pounding romantic thriller. I loved it and I can't wait to see what Cruz comes out with next!
Overall an absolutely addictive, mind blowing page turner that will keep you up with a racing heart until you've finished!!!

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

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