24 December 2013

Girl of Lies by Charles Sheehan Miles - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Andrea Thompson is smart, assertive and beautiful. She’s also desperately lonely. Raised in Europe by her grandmother, she struggles knowing neither of her parents wanted her, and she has no idea why.

When Andrea receives an urgent call from her older sister Carrie, she agrees to fly to the United States to help. Carrie’s newborn daughter Rachel needs a bone marrow transplant.

What Andrea doesn’t know is that her return to the United States will launch a chain of events that will uncover secrets hidden for decades. Secrets which will rock the Thompson family and ignite a political firestorm.

Secrets that some will kill to protect.

It’s Charles Sheehan-Miles, I expect nothing less.

I was not disappointed, I ended up with my heart hanging out of my chest, my pulse rate seemed not to return to normal, and I was awed with all the secrets that was shoved into me in one sitting. YES, EXACTLY. I finished this book – like all others Thompson Sisters Series in one sitting. Because it is what he does to me: he makes me sit down in one corner, one hand on my ereader, and the other one nail biting.

I always wanted to know more about Andrea Thompson – who grew up with her grandmother in Spain rather than with her sisters. Why was she there with her abuelita? Why doesn’t she want to go home?  All her life, she is confused, not knowing if her parents or her sisters wanted her or not.

One phone call from her sister, Carrie pleading her for help, she immediately went to the United States to offer her help. No second guessing, she jumped into a plane to help Rachel, Carrie’s newborn daughter. They wanted to know if she was a possible match for a bone marrow transplant.

But what she didn’t expect was the fact that coming to the US will cause a series of chain events that will start to uncover a whole lot of secret that will get not just her, but the rest of her family in danger.


I loved seeing the older Thompson sisters, and the rest of the former characters back in print. I miss all of them. But I was not ready for the danger they were in as well as the secrets that they will uncover that can potentially hurt them not just physically but emotionally as well. I feel bad for Alexandra and Dylan – they were growing apart. I hoped Dylan will wake up and stop whatever his doing before he loses the love of his life for good.

Here, we also get a glimpse of the relationship between Adelina and Richard. Adelina might have been a bad mother – but there is more to her than we have given her credit for. Here, we learn of her past… Despite her many shortcomings & mistakes – in the end, you will, just like I did love Adelina Thompson unexpectedly – not because she’s the most lovable among all the characters in this book, but because among all of them she needs it the most. Amidst all the turmoil, the dangers her daughters are in – Adelina Thompson begins to be a real mom.

I was expecting for another love story – but I was not rewarded with it. Instead, Charles Sheehan-Miles surprises me with something different. A story so profound, I could still feel my heartbeat racing, my head still whirling from numerous surprising twists and turns, not to mention my haw is still on the floor from all the secrets that are being FINALLY REVEALED.

You will never know who’s the enemy is, whom to trust, and sometimes even what’s happening. You have to grab on to your seats as Charles Sheehan-Miles and the rest of the Thompson Clan takes you in for the ride of your life. If this is how the trilogy starts – I’ll be looking forward for the rest of it.

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

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Charles has been a soldier, nonprofit executive, short order cook, IT manager and run a restaurant. He doesn't believe in specialization.


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