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by Debra Burroughs

eBook The Scent of Lies: A Paradise Valley Mystery (Volume 1) download ISBN: 1477619011
Author: Debra Burroughs
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 26, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 314
ePub: 1742 kb
Fb2: 1130 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery

From New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs comes The Scent of Lies.

From New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs comes The Scent of Lies. I loved the characters in this book! Can't wait for the next book in the series a fast-paced and suspenseful romantic mystery with a sassy protagonist.

The Pursuit of Lies: Book 4, A Paradise Valley Mystery (Paradise Valley Mysteries) (Volume 4) by Debra . Debra Burroughs books are consistently well written with memorable characters

Debra Burroughs books are consistently well written with memorable characters. The Chain of Lies is a romantic suspense story that held my interest and kept me guessing as to who the committed the murder. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

So, all in all, The Scent of Lies by Debra Burroughs was a fun read and I do recommend reading this book! .

If stupid hurt, most people would stop". Emily Parker," he said, "I think you are one spectacular woman. This is the first book I have read by Debra Burroughs but it won't be the last! It was a complex, interesting and exciting story with most of the characters being very well developed and realistic, even in their evil. The romance was a nice touch and added to the building excitement and suspense.

A Paradise Valley Mystery. The girls had chosen the Blue Moon Café-the current hotspot in Paradise Valley-because of the trendy menu and outdoor patio with a breathtaking view of the river

A Paradise Valley Mystery. The girls had chosen the Blue Moon Café-the current hotspot in Paradise Valley-because of the trendy menu and outdoor patio with a breathtaking view of the river. Emily pulled her white Volvo sedan into the crowded parking lot. As she approached the front door, she spotted her party seated under a large blue umbrella at a table on the patio.

Her home looked cozy and inviting with the lights casting a warm glow from inside.

Her home looked cozy and inviting with the lights casting a warm glow from inside ard the kitchen with Colin right behind her. If you’ll grab a couple of little bowls out of the cupboard, I’ll get the ice cream and scoop. Do you always go around barefoot?. I’m just a country girl at heart. Those high heels might look pretty but they’re murder on the feet.

Paradise Valley Mystery Series. 7 primary works, 11 total works. Book 1. The Scent of Lies. EMILY PARKER struggles to move on from the devas. ore. Shelve The Scent of Lies.

The Scent of Lies book. The Scent of Lies is Book 1 of 4 in the Paradise Valley Mysteries series by Debra Burroughs. This is a romantic mystery, but unlike many of this genre, it is not heavy-handed romance with the mystery as a sideline. The emphasis is on the mystery, or mysteries in this instance. I find that very refreshing. There is nothing wrong with romance, but if you are going to call it a mystery, that should be the focal point. Ms. Burroughs has an excellent balance of both throughout the entire book.

The Scent of Lies" - A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 1, a cozy Murder Mystery and Romance that will .

The Scent of Lies" - A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 1, a cozy Murder Mystery and Romance that will keep you guessing until the very end. (think "Sex in the City" meets "Nancy Drew"). The Heart of Lies" - A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 2, Second in the series, a sassy small town private eye teams up with a sexy big-city cop to solve a murder mystery. think "Sex and the City" meets "Nancy Drew"). OTHER BOOKS BY Debra Burroughs: "Three Days in Seattle", a delicious blend of sweet Romance and intriguing Suspense (light Romantic Suspense - think "Castle" meets "Sleepless in Seattle").

Part of "Paradise Valley Mystery" series by Debra Burroughs.

Book of the Day - The Scent of Lies. If you've read some of the books in the Paradise Valley Mystery series, but haven't quite gotten through all 7 of them, Book 7, The House of Lies is on sale for 99¢ today through Labor Day!

Book of the Day - The Scent of Lies. If you've read some of the books in the Paradise Valley Mystery series, but haven't quite gotten through all 7 of them, Book 7, The House of Lies is on sale for 99¢ today through Labor Day! I'm hard at work on Book 8, so if you want to catch up on the series before Book 8 comes out, now is the perfect time to do it.

She's a widowed PI in pursuit of justice. He's the wary detective on the other side.
Comments: (7)
Tholmeena
The writing was young adult level and at least fairly well edited. However, there was no mystery. It was pretty obvious whodunit shortly after the murder was described. The way the killer was "revealed" was downright stupid and silly, especially how the heroine managed to come up with a gun. There were a couple of points I thought should have been cleared up, but weren't. There was a major subplot about the heroine's husband who was murdered some six months before this book's activity, which will evidently be continued in at least one of the sequels. Frankly, after such a poorly plotted and uninteresting "mystery", this author didn't make me want to know what happened next.
Hiylchis
Evan Parker, Private Investigator, is shot in the head in his office late one night leaving Emily, his wife, a widow. 6 months later his murder is still unsolved. When Emily finds an unknown woman’s phone number in one of Evans old sweatshirts she begins to question how much she really knew about Evan. After a luncheon with her girlfriends, where the topic of infidelity came up, Emily decides to call this number. She asks this woman outright if she was having an affair with Evan. Delia, the other woman, tells her she had hired Evan to investigate her own husband. Delia owns a very large company and thinks her husband is having an affair and stealing from the company. She then asks Emily if she would consider taking over the case for Evan and finish what he started. Evan died before he could answer any of Delia’s questions. Thinking these cases might be connected Emily takes the case and with the help of her friends begins to uncover what is really going on in Delia’s life.
When Delia’s husband is murdered and she is accused of killing him, Emily now takes on Delia’s murder case to try and clear her new friend. This is when Emily meets Colin the new police detective. He is a tall, muscular, handsome man and sparks fly instantaneously. However, they both try to keep their distance for personal reasons and professional. The chemistry between these two characters is great. At first they try and fight it, but they realize they can’t and this brings them closer to each other as they start to work together to solve this case, even when it threatens Emily’s life.
I love this book. The characters are funny, witty, and strong. The friendships between the women are unbreakable and they are all there for one another. There are no graphic sex scenes or graphic violence in this book and the author states that you will not find this in any of her books, which I feel makes this book even better. Evans murder is not solved in this book, but it is kept in the background and not forgotten. Questions kept arising to cause Emily to doubt how much she really knew about her husband, and while some of these questions are answered in this book, the bigger ones are left for later.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance books where there is mystery, suspense, a handsome and strong police detective, and a strong female lead. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. This book is well written with detailed scenes and plot work. I was not disappointed in this book and don’t think you will be either!
Shakanos
Emily Parker had been a widow for six months. Evan Parker was a private investigator who was found murdered in his office and this was an unsolved case. The police detective was retiring and leaving the open case. Emily is a struggling real estate agent who is led to consider taking over her husband's business when she finds a client's name and number and the client begs her to take over case. Once Emily decides to take it
on, the subject is murdered and the client is arrested. Now Emily is knee deep in the case to solve a death and save a new friend/client. I figured out the murderer before midbook, but couldn't figure how the discovery would be made. Great read, but more mystery is left unsolved to bleed into the next novel.
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
I liked this story’s main character. Perfectly imperfect and just trying to get on with her life. She’s stubborn, strong, but flawed but has plenty of support to get on with her life. There are enough questions that allow the reader to be unsure of murderer with a mystery about her husband. Good whodunit.
Winenama
I enjoy reading mysteries that have good storylines and keep you interested, but don't totally confuse you and freak you out. Books that are suspenseful, but not so scary that you have trouble going to bed at night. I like for the book to have moments of romance but nothing smutty or sexually descriptive. This book had all of the things I like in a mystery!

You start off feeling quite sad for Emily. She misses her late husband and she also has to deal with the fact that his murderer hasn't even been found. She does have good friends (although Maggie is a bit annoying with her blabbering Emily's secrets) that love her and care about her. Emily decides to take on his last client, Delia, and that's when the excitement starts. She meets Colin, finds out some things about her late husband that actually lead to more questions about him, gets shot at, and more all happen in this book!

In the end, some mysteries get solved but others still leave you questioning. That's how you start a series, folks! I'll gladly read the other books in this series so that I can find out what happens next and hopefully get some of those questions answered.

So, all in all, The Scent of Lies by Debra Burroughs was a fun read and I do recommend reading this book!

Some of my favorite The Scent of Lies quotes

"If stupid hurt, most people would stop"

"Emily Parker," he said, "I think you are one spectacular woman."
"That would be a smokin' hot lady PI to you, mister."
Ddilonyne
This is the first book I have read by Debra Burroughs but it won't be the last! It was a complex, interesting and exciting story with most of the characters being very well developed and realistic, even in their evil. The romance was a nice touch and added to the building excitement and suspense. I am looking forward to reading more of this series and learning the secrets Evan had worked so hard to keep Emily from knowing! I can't wait to learn all the answers as Emily and Colin work together to solve future mysteries including how to build a life together after they have both suffered such loss and are still coming to terms with their grief and this unexpected relationship!