The King of Lies

by John Hart | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1250024404 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 8/27/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, September 14, 2012
I got this book from the Friends of the Library book store in Rockville, Maryland. The book comes recommended by Pat Conroy, author. The author of this book, John Hart, comes recommended by Curt Finch, author of The Accusation and also a native of North Carolina (as is John Hart).

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Thursday, January 30, 2014
My husband read this book. He says that it started out "slow", but then got better and, finally, was "unstoppable".

Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, December 08, 2018
I'm reading this book for the December 2018 TIOLI challenge to read a book by an author you've read before, but haven't read in 2018. I last read a book by this author in 2013.

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, December 21, 2018
This North Carolina author had been recommended to me several years ago by another North Carolina author and bookstore owner, Curt Finch, when I asked to read books by local authors on my beach vacation. I read a previous book by John Hart, but I much more enjoyed this book.

Sadly I saw just enough of one review which gave a way the spoiler when I as in the middle of this murder mystery, but the writing was so good and the characterization of the protagonist Jackson Workman Pickens ("Work") that I almost didn't mind the spoiler.

This was quite a page-turning novel. It was interesting to follow the interactions of all the characters to see which ones were good and which ones were evil. What I found most interesting were the reactions by other individuals in the field of law and law enforcement when suspicion of the murder turned to "Work." I felt as if I were he. The descriptions of his reactions were so real. I remember getting that same reaction to another novel (Defending Jacob by William Landay) also about a lawyer in the past. The funny thing is that I don't care to read books about lawyers, but I found both Landay's novel and this book very gripping. Both were real page turners.

The story is about a successful lawyer who was found with two bullet holes to his head in an abandoned closet. Work and His sister Jean both suspected each other of the murder of that lawyer, who was their father). It takes a while to decipher what really happened as there are secondary stories of Jean's lesbian relationship with a rather rough woman named Alex and also of Work's failing marriage to a woman named Barbara.

Great book! Take a chance on it!

The story is about a successful lawyer who was found with two bullet holes to his head in an abandoned closet. Work and His sister Jean both suspected each other of the murder of that lawyer, who was their father). It takes a while to decipher what really happened as ther are secondary stories of Jean's lesbian relationship with a woman named Alex and also of Work's failing marriage to a woman named Barbara.

Great book! Take a chance on it!

I'm releasing this book for...

***The 2018 What's in a Name Release Challenge hosted by DragonGoddess. The title of this book contains the names KIN and LI.

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Journal Entry 6 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Saturday, January 12, 2019
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Released 3 mos ago (2/21/2019 UTC) at Little Library at My Organic Market (MOM's) in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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