Book Review | Telling Lies

Title: Telling Lies

Author: Cathi Stoler

My Review:

Cathi Stoler’s, Telling Lies, reminds me a lot of The DaVinci Code. The plot is not the same but the feeling and intensity of this book is the same as the intensity of The DaVinci Code. Telling Lies has a very unique plot. It takes the events of what happened in New York on September 11 and uses that to build this story of theft, betrayal and espionage.

While vacationing in Florence, Italy, Laurel Imperiole has a chance encounter with a stranger. During a visit to an art gallery she bumps in to someone. The stranger apologizes in Italian and for some reason Laurel is startled by the brief encounter. It does not take her long to realize that the stranger was all too familiar to her. Who was he? A friend’s husband who had been one of the many unaccounted for bodies from the World Trade Center attack, nine years earlier.

With the help of her boyfriend, who is on the New York police force, and another friend ,who is a top notch freelance private investigator, Laurel goes on a quest to uncover the truth about the stranger she thinks is Jeff Sargasso, the deceased spouse of her aforementioned friend.

Telling Lies is a weave of mystery and danger and an eye opening peek into the dangerous dealings and high stakes at work in the art world. When old original art pieces from the art Master’s are bought and sold, millions of dollars are at stake. With that kind of money, there is bound to be greed and shady dishonest dealings and Telling Lies show exactly how low people will and can go when millions of dollars are on the table. This book is wonderfully quick paced and intriguing and has been a pleasure to review.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


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