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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (173 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rupert Holmes Narrator: Kathe Mazur Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Where the Truth Lies is a tour de force of sinister mystery, sly comedy, grand cuisine, and incredible sex—a sensual, sardonic, neo-Dickensian thriller in which a latter-day Alice careens through the seductive Wonderland of New York and Los Angeles in the dark heart of the 1970s.

This novel of intrigue speeds from one vivid setting to another, all of them factually real even as they are fantastically surreal: a clandestine club in Disneyland with a dazzlingly well stocked bar; a dizzying Shangri-La of a castle hidden away in Burbank; a drive-in movie theater nestled below the most chic streets of midtown Manhattan; an elegant table for four perched thirty thousand feet above the earth.

Written by Edgar, Tony, and Grammy Award winner Rupert Holmes (who first came to public attention in the mid-seventies as a singer and writer of story songs), Where the Truth Lies will wine and dine you in wickedly whimsical company, all the while luring you into a labyrinth of ever-sharpening bends and darkening corners.

The tale is told by O’Connor, a vivacious, free-spirited young journalist known for her penetrating celebrity interviews and bent on unearthing secrets long ago buried by the handsome showbiz team of singer Vince Collins and comic Lanny Morris. These two highly desirable men, once inseparable (and insatiable where women were concerned), were driven apart by a bizarre and unexplained death that may have cast one of them as a murderer.

As the tart-tongued, eye-catching O’Connor ventures deeper into this unsolved mystery, she finds herself compromisingly coiled around both men, knowing more about them than they realize and less than she might like, but increasingly fearful that she now knows far too much.

At once funny, frightening, delightful, and disturbing as it restores the opulent Hollywood and Manhattan of the seventies to their garish glory, Where the Truth Lies drops its veils like a giddy and voluptuous Salome who knows not what reward or punishment awaits her when she is at last naked. It is the work of a master storyteller and wit at the very top of his form.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tracey | 7/30/2013

    " Adult fiction; mystery/suspense. There are lots of twists in this one for people who enjoy mysteries, and lots of other stuff for people who don't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 6/25/2013

    " The book is better than the film. Changing Vince's background changed the character and motivatioons of Vince. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 4/1/2013

    " The book was great, the movie was TERRIBLE. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bernadette | 5/13/2012

    " Interesting Martin & Lewis mystery. "

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