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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (762 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Coulter Narrator: Renée Raudman, Paul Costanzo Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781469269085
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Dear Listener: False Pretenses was not only my first contemporary suspense novel, but was also my first hardcover, published in October 1988. It came out the following May in paperback. Meet Elizabeth Carleton, a fascinating woman who is not only a famous concert pianist, but is also married to a wealthy international business tycoon, Timothy Carleton. She is the envy of all until her perfect life falls apart literally in a heartbeat: Timothy Carleton is stabbed in the chest with an ice pick and Elizabeth is accused of his murder. Things rapidly go from bad to worse until a surprise witness appears to give her an airtight alibi. The jury finds her not guilty. The only thing is: She’s never met the man who testified on her behalf. What does he want? There is also her late husband’s family, who are out to destroy her. On top of everything else, Elizabeth is expected to take over the financial empire her husband left behind. Then three men suddenly appear in her life. Can she trust any of them? Or is one of them a murderer? I hope this story will have you turning each dark corner with Elizabeth to see who’s there to do her in. Let me know what you think. Catherine Coulter Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/7/2014

    " Mystery, suspense, drama, sex, romance, adventure, money...what's not to like? Fast paced, interesting book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 1/4/2014

    " this is her best book I have read so far! I have really enjoyed this store! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gini | 1/1/2014

    " It was a good story, but I never connected with Elizabeth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myra | 12/1/2013

    " Great Suspense!!! Wonderful read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/22/2013

    " Given to me by my aunt - perfect for reading while on airplanes or at the beach. Wealthy, widowed and accused of murder - you get the picture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 11/20/2013

    " just ok in my book that means do not take the time to read it as there are so many other good ones out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Mendoza | 11/14/2013

    " amazing and mysterious book. it surprises you with every turn of the page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Menke | 10/31/2013

    " Really good who-dunnit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 9/22/2013

    " Story line read like a soap opera, and I found it to be highly unbelievable at certain junctures, but an entertaining read nonetheless... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Della Wilson | 7/14/2013

    " Well develped murder and suspense. It was good reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Dommert | 6/27/2013

    " young woman accused of killing her husband with a silver ice pic, pretty good once into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/14/2013

    " kept me guessing for a lot of the book. Didnt totally love the characters, but well written "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Pagnotta | 5/18/2013

    " It was fun to read a book based in NYC when I was on my way there. Engaging and easy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pr Latta | 4/24/2013

    " You have to be able to buy in to the premise that a musician "off the street" could quickly take control of a multinational conglomerate -- then drift away... I wasn't as bothered by "datedness" as the Publisher's Weekly reviewer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dmanuck | 4/3/2013

    " Not as good as some of her others, but entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shea | 3/23/2013

    " This book had an interesting premise and I enjoy Coulter's style because she has a sense of humor as well as a talent for romantic suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tory | 3/20/2013

    " Quick thoughtless read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 3/11/2013

    " When the book begins with the defendant getting an alibi for someone she's never met before, it's a great start in my estimation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/24/2013

    " 380 pages "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki Bishop | 1/21/2013

    " Despite being published in 1988 I liked it and did not find it all that dated. It has an interesting plot and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the next to the last page. "

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About the Author
Author Catherine Coulter

Catherine Coulter is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She has written more than sixty novels, including the popular FBI Thriller series. She earned an MA in European history at Boston College and is a former Wall Street speechwriter.

About the Narrators

Renée Raudman is an actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.

Paul Costanzo earned both his BA and MA from Juilliard in trumpet performance. As a freelance performer his musical credits range from the Metropolitan to the San Francisco Symphony. He has also been a voice actor for over twenty years and has performed numerous radio commercials, television promos, and narrations for major corporations nationwide. As an audiobook narrator and director, he records regularly for Brilliance Audio, Tantor Media, and Deyan Audio.