Breia Brissey
January 03, 2014 AT 05:00 AM EST

Once Upon a Lie

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Maggie Barbieri
publisher
St. Martin's Minotaur
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an B+

Maeve Conlon is trying to make ends meet at her small-town bakery while keeping track of her teen daughters and her octogenarian ex-cop father, who’s got Alzheimer’s. But when her cousin Sean is murdered, Maeve’s not-all-there dad somehow becomes Suspect No. 1. As she works to clear his name, some nasty family secrets bubble to the surface. Yet thanks to Barbieri’s wicked humor and oddball cast of minor characters, the novel never veers into darkness. Though you’ll wonder whodunit until the very end, Once Upon a Lie isn’t really a conventional thriller. It’s less about suspense and more about one woman accepting her past and taking control of her future. B+

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