Lies That Bind (Alex Duggins Mystery #4)
When a young boy finds a body in a neighbouring village, once again Alex Duggins is drawn into a case of cold-blooded murder. When a body is discovered in the neighbouring village of Underhill, Alex Duggins, owner of Folly-on-Weir’s premier pub, The Black Dog, is determined not to get involved – for once. But when she learns that the person who found the body was young Kyle Gammage, who helps out at her friend Tony’s veterinary clinic, she and Tony are reluctantly drawn into the murder investigation.In her desire to protect Kyle and his elder brother Scoot, Alex finds herself withholding vital information from the police. It’s a misjudgment that will have far-reaching—and possibly fatal—consequences. Her relationship with Tony under strain, has Alex’s silence put her and those she loves in danger?

Lies That Bind (Alex Duggins Mystery #4) Details

TitleLies That Bind (Alex Duggins Mystery #4)
Author
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 1st, 2017
PublisherCreme de La Crime
ISBN1780290942
ISBN-139781780290942
Number of pages240 pages
Rating
GenreMystery

Lies That Bind (Alex Duggins Mystery #4) Review

  • Linda Strong
    March 5, 2017
    Book 4 in a series, this does very well as a stand-alone. There are a few sentences here and there that refer to something that happened in an earlier book, book no actual spoilers. As always, I recommend starting at the beginning of any series.Once again Alex Duggins finds herself involved in a murder investigation. Kyle Gammage finds the body of an unidentified woman. He and his elder brother, Scoot, are besides themself with worry. Their father is a long-haul truck driver and leaving his boys Book 4 in a series, this does very well as a stand-alone. There are a few sentences here and there that refer to something that happened in an earlier book, book no actual spoilers. As always, I recommend starting at the beginning of any series.Once again Alex Duggins finds herself involved in a murder investigation. Kyle Gammage finds the body of an unidentified woman. He and his elder brother, Scoot, are besides themself with worry. Their father is a long-haul truck driver and leaving his boys alone for weeks at a time is a secret they all keep.But now that the boys are involved, Alex, her friend Tont the veterinarian, her mother, and several others in the small community unite in keeping this information from the police.But her silence may not be the best thing ... someone abducts Kyle. Are they afraid that he may have seen the killer? Is her silence putting those she loves in danger? Who is the murdered woman? Where is the boys' father? So many questions ...so few answers.I liked the mystery .. the story premise is very good. It's not exciting, as something surprising popping up on every page, but it is engaging and kept me reading. The characters are credible and makes me want to go back to the beginning to read this particular series.Many thanks to the Author / Severn House / Netgalley for the digital copy of LIES THAT BIND. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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  • PWRL
    March 16, 2017
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  • Patricia Ann
    March 11, 2017
    Typical cozy mystery story. It is centered in a small village with its’ main characters being an uncommitted couple, one being a doctor and the other owning a business with the complication of another love interest, the local cop. The usual mother, pets and wily elderly sisters are all included in story. The book was a quick read like all cozy mysteries.
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  • Barbara Lack
    March 29, 2017
    I haven't read the other three books in the series but I will be. The book can be read as a stand a lone. It was a very engaging read. Lots going on throughout the book. I enjoyed trying to figure out what was going on. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the ending. It was very abrupt for me left me and left me feeling disappointed and wanting more.***I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book from NetGalley.****
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  • Jean Kolinofsky
    March 29, 2017
    I would like to thank NetGalley for providing this book in exchange for a review. When police cars speed through Folly-on-Weir, Alex Duggins breath s a sigh of relief as they continue on to the next village. She had already been involved in several investigations, but was now content to run her pub, The Black Dog. Her relief is short-lived however. A body has been found by Kyle, a young boy whose teenage brother Scoot works for Alex.Kyle and his brother have been living on their own. Their fathe I would like to thank NetGalley for providing this book in exchange for a review. When police cars speed through Folly-on-Weir, Alex Duggins breath s a sigh of relief as they continue on to the next village. She had already been involved in several investigations, but was now content to run her pub, The Black Dog. Her relief is short-lived however. A body has been found by Kyle, a young boy whose teenage brother Scoot works for Alex.Kyle and his brother have been living on their own. Their father is a long-distance truck driver who is often away for extended periods. Rather than leave them to child services, Alex and her mother claim to be their guardians in his absence. Fearing that Kyle could be in danger with a murderer on the loose, Alex and her boyfriend Tony get involved with the investigation. Then Kyle disappears.Alex and Tony have a close relationship and often work well together. They have both been in prior marriages, but while Tony is ready to move on, Alex is still unsure, often causing tension between them.Stella Cameron populates Folly with a variety of characters who are charming, supportive and sometimes curmudgeonly. It is a village that you are reluctant to leave at the end of the story and look forward to returning to in the future.
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