The Liar's Diary

Author(s): Patry Francis
CD - abridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: B00282
Released: Jan 28, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781423327196
Narrator/s: Marie Caliendo
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Answering the question of Rwhat is more powerful--family or friendship?, S this debut novel unforgettably shows how far one woman would go to protect either. This chilling tour of troubled minds signals the launch of an immensely talented new novelist who knows just how to keep her readers guessing. Unabridged. 9 CDs.

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Author(s): Patry Francis
Narrator(s): Marie Caliendo
Product Number BL811
Released: Feb 01, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781423327127

Professional reviews

"Secrets and lies dominate the lives of tightly wound school secretary Jeanne Cross; her abusive physician husband, Gavin; her deeply dysfunctional son, Jamie; and her promiscuous new best friend, Ali Mather. As their friendship grows, Jeanne learns of Ali's series of affairs, and Ali discovers a dark truth about the Cross family. Marie Caliendo's narration is a little too exuberant for the text, frequently placing inappropriate emphasis in odd places. Her character voices, especially those requiring high energy, do the job, but overall the reading detracts from Patry Francis's disturbing first novel by calling attention to itself. Obsession, violence, and murder are the stuff of everyday life in this grim look at the facade of the perfect family. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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