Truth Stained Lies – Terri Blackstock


About this Book

Sometimes the truth is crazier than a lie.
Cathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on local homicides.
When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief … until her brother is caught in the middle of a murder investigation—the victim is his ex-wife. As her brother is tried and convicted in the media, and bloggers and commentators like her have a field day, Cathy wonders if she should have taken the threat more seriously.
Cathy and her two sisters, Holly and Juliet, moonlight as part-time private investigators, working to solve their brother’s ex-wife’s murder. Juliet, a stay-at-home mom of two boys, and Holly, a scattered ne’er-do-well who drives a taxi, put aside their fear and lack of confidence to learn the art of investigation. But will it be too late to save their brother from a murder conviction, or his five-year-old son who’s the killer’s next target?


A Terri Blackstock Interview

An interview from www.terriblackstock.com


My Review

Once again Terri Blackstock provides an entertaining and unique story. The first book in a new series we meet Cathy Cramer and her sisters, Juliet and Holly. Their brother, Jay is accused of murdering his estranged wife.

This story is fast paced from the beginning and keeps you guessing throughout. It took me awhile to warm up to the main character, Cathy Cramer but as the story developed I began to understand her and like her. My favorite character was Holly (and not just because we share the same name). She is the youngest sister and has struggled to find her way in life as she comes to terms with her past decisions.

This story provides not only a good mystery, but has several secondary plots that I’m looking forward to see how they develop. The secondary plots do not distract or confuse the main story, but leave you wanting more.

Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher but was not under any obligation other than to give my honest opinion.

Give Away

I’m giving away my copy of this book, please leave a comment. I’ll pick a winner on April 30th. Open to US Citizens only.

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13 Responses to Truth Stained Lies – Terri Blackstock

  1. Cindi Altman says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest to win a copy of Truth Stained Lies

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  2. Jasmine A. says:

    I love Terri’s books! They keep you on the edge of your seat and awake at night. I absolutely loved the Cape Refuge series and the Intervention series.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!
    Blessings!
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Melanie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book! I’ve been wanting to read it… 🙂

    Melanie
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  4. Lu Worley says:

    I have never read any of Terri’s books. I will have to be more aware.
    I love Mystery/Suspense books. O would love to win it and add it to my library.
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

  5. Rose Milligan says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I really enjoyed her Restoration series and Cape Refuge series.

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  6. Beth C says:

    I like to read books that are fast paced and hold your attention. This one sounds very good. Thanks!
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  7. Kay says:

    Terri Blackstock is one of my favorite authors. I really enjoyed your review. Thanks for offering your copy to a winner.

  8. Katie J. says:

    Looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. This sounds awesome! I’ve really enjoyed the other books I’ve read of hers, but still have quite a few to get to.

  10. Martha J. Sturm says:

    I think I have read all of Terri’s books (except for the latest). We have read a couple for our book club. Would love to win this, and pass around to friends.

  11. Tina says:

    This sounds like a great book! I would really love to read this. Thank you for the generous giveaway! Have a wonderful day!!

  12. Maryann says:

    I love that this book has secondary plots.. so intriguing! Terri is a new author to me and I would love to read this book.

Welcome! I appreciate your thoughts!