A Season to Lie

  • Title: A Season to Lie
  • Author: Emily Littlejohn
  • ISBN: 9781250089410
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Season to Lie Following her acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones this is Emily Littlejohn s next mesmerizing mystery featuring Colorado police officer Gemma Monroe In Emily Littlejohn s follow up to her acclaimed deb
    Following her acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones, this is Emily Littlejohn s next mesmerizing mystery featuring Colorado police officer Gemma Monroe.In Emily Littlejohn s follow up to her acclaimed debut, Inherit the Bones, police officer Gemma Monroe has just returned to work from maternity leave And what a first day back a blizzard is blowing into her idyllic Colorado sFollowing her acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones, this is Emily Littlejohn s next mesmerizing mystery featuring Colorado police officer Gemma Monroe.In Emily Littlejohn s follow up to her acclaimed debut, Inherit the Bones, police officer Gemma Monroe has just returned to work from maternity leave And what a first day back a blizzard is blowing into her idyllic Colorado ski town, and while Gemma hopes for a quiet, warm evening in, she knows it will mean plenty of calls out for snow related accidents But when an anonymous caller reports seeing a lurker at the local high school, Gemma gets far than she bargained for Behind the school building, half covered in a drift of snow, lies the gruesomely murdered body of a world famous author whose presence in town was meant to be a secret.

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    1. Gemma has just returned from maternity leave, her daughter Grace left in the care of her partner, when a call to a private school about an intruder, leads to the discovery of a body. Gemma and her police partner Finn soon discover it is the body of a famous author, in the town incognito, only a long time friend knew he was there. This discovery will split the plot into many different threads, one including the Brothers Grimm.The setting is fabulous, a Colorado ski town, massive amounts of snow f [...]

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    2. As a cop, I tell myself that I am the hunter and death is my prey. But I'm starting to think that's a lie. The truth is, it's death that's following me. It has followed me all my life.As this is a sequel to Inherit the Bones, I'll keep it short and to the point. I don't like to rehash the basics in every book of a series, but I felt this one had many strengths, yet also a few weaknesses. I found myself torn throughout the entire read; while I was thoroughly invested in the personal goings on of [...]

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    3. Last year I had the pleasure of reading Littlejohn’s debut, Inherit the Bones and absolutely fell in love with Gemma and the town of Cedar Valley. There is something tragically poetic about the authors style then you combine that with a classic murder mystery feel and you have a wonderful juxtaposition that makes for a captivating read.This picks up three months after Gemma has given birth to her daughter Grace, right as she’s about to head back to work. Her struggle to balance being a new m [...]

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    4. A Season to Lie is the sequel to Emily Littlejohn's compelling debut novel, Inherit the Bones. The story opens when Detective Gemma Moore returns from maternity leave, trying to ease back into the job on a part-time basis. On her first night, she and her partner Finn are assigned to investigate a prowler reported at the Valley Academy, a prestigious private school. Instead they discover the stabbed body of a world-famous author who had been masquerading as a visiting professor at the school. In [...]

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    5. Police officer Gemma Monroe returns from maternity leave and is immediately plunged back into the job when she finds a dead man at the local private academy. He's been left in the snow, stuck to a tree with a knife in his stomach. The man turns out to be a famous author hiding out in plain sight in Gemma's Colorado town. Even worse, that same private school is being plagued by a vicious bully who calls him or herself "Grimm." Reunited with her partner, Finn, Gemma finds herself dealing with the [...]

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    6. Original Review: Mad Book LoveGemma Monroe has just returned to work after her maternity leave when a new murder falls in her lap. And the victim is a highly revered author who has been secretly living in town under a different name! As if that weren’t enough (she’s only supposed to be back part-time after all), some questionable contractors have started doing business in town (mobbed up, maybe???), and her co-worker Sam is being pushed to work for them via his grandfather (definitely mobbed [...]

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    7. Thank you to Minotaur Books for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. I am officially obsessed with the Gemma Monroe series. I was introduced to it last November when I won a copy of the first book, Inherit the Bones, through a giveaway and let me tell you: waiting a whole year for the second book to release has been torture!First and foremost, I love Gemma’s character. She’s smart, she’s bold, she doesn’t back down, and she says what she means. She [...]

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    8. On a cold dark night in February, as a blizzard shrieks through Cedar Valley, police officer and new mother Gemma Monroe responds to an anonymous report of a prowler at the local private high school, The Valley Academy. In her idyllic Colorado small town, Gemma expects the call was just a prank by a bored teenager. But there in the snow lies the savaged body of a man whose presence in town was meant to be a secret. And a disturbing message left by his killer promises more death to come. This is [...]

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    9. As Gemma returns to work at the Cedar Valley police station, her first call out is a murder on the grounds of the Valley Academy. With many false trails of investigation, this story introduces many new and interesting characters. This second book in this Colorado series is exciting and fast paced. This book is a great read for any mystery reader. Quotes I liked from this book: Gemma ruminating, “It’s a brave thing, leaving all that you know to find what you might become.”Find A Season to L [...]

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    10. A Season to Lie is the second story in the Detective Gemma Monroe series. I don’t think you need to read the first to read this one. I didn’t and got involved with the characters with ease. It starts with the murder of a famous author who was secretly in the town to write his memoirs. While investigating the murder, Gemma learns of other things happening at the private school the author was lecturing at. It started off well enough and I enjoyed how things developed. As the story unfolded, I [...]

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    11. Detective Gemma Monroe works for the Cedar Valley Colorado Police Department. Reporting for duty after her maternity leave she and her partner Finn are summoned out in a blizzard to investigate a prowler. This call is only the beginning of a twisted chain of events that unveil not only a murder but also bullying, stalkers and lies. Pretty well had this mystery solved from the beginning and just was not invested in the cast of characters. Had some subplots described and some police department per [...]

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    12. This is the second book in what I believe is going to be a terrific series. As I get to know everyone better, I think these will be books I will have a hard putting down. This one really has a solid mystery with many tentacles. There also are lots of unopened doors for future stories.

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    13. 3.5 Stars Rounded up to 4Book two in a series. This very engaging police thriller was hard to put down. I just couldn't stop reading!SYNOPSISThe night Gemma Monroe, a police officer in a small Colorado mountain community, returns to work from her maternity leave is not exactly boring. If she was hoping to ease back into work, she is in for a big disappointment. Shortly after her shift begins, she and her partner Finn are called out to check a report of a suspicious man prowling around a school. [...]

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    14. I’m still struggling to warm up to this author. Gemma is unique in the police procedural world of detectives thanks to her less than perfect marriage and now a new baby to worry about while she puts in a ten to twelve hour days hunting down killers. The murders continue to take a back seat to Gemma’s personal life. It’s not a perfect fit for this reader.

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    15. Summary from :"In Emily Littlejohn's follow-up to her acclaimed debut, Inherit the Bones, police officer Gemma Monroe has just returned to work from maternity leave. And what a first day back: a blizzard is blowing into her idyllic Colorado ski town, and while Gemma hopes for a quiet, warm evening in, she knows it will mean plenty of calls out for snow-related accidents. But when an anonymous caller reports seeing a lurker at the local high school, Gemma gets far more than she bargained for. Beh [...]

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    16. Three stars means " I liked it" however It was just ok. No bells or whistles are going off. I knew who did it hours ago and had guessed one possible reason why and was pretty close. This is a second novel with the same character and I didn't read the first so I may have missed something along the way. Just an ok read; better than most Saturday afternoon TV anyway.

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    17. I loved the first Gemma Monroe book and was looking forward to this one. In this book, there were too many subplots that had nothing to do with the main story so I was very disappointed. That said, I like the characters enough that I will read the next book.

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    18. While I have preordered this book, I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy which was fantastic because delayed gratification is not my thing.I finished this book in the early hours of the morning and closed it with the same feeling you get when you get off of a roller coaster and think "I want to do that again!" The story drew my whole being into its cold, dark depths. When my reading was interrupted, it took me a while to readjust to reality.This book is an intricate marriage of thorough [...]

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    19. On a cold dark night in February, as a blizzard shrieks through Cedar Valley, police officer and new mother Gemma Monroe responds to an anonymous report of a prowler at the local private high school, the Valley Academy. Gemma suspects the call was just a prank by a bored teenager.In the snow, however, lies the savaged body of a man whose presence in town was meant to be a secret. A disturbing message left by the killer promises more death to come. Nothing is at it seems in Cedar Valley, and stor [...]

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    20. 3+ This is book #2 and although I didn’t read Book #1, I thoughtEmily Littlejohn did a good job of getting me caught up with the characters. I am an avid reader and read instead of watching TV, however, the winter Olympics are going on right now and I do enjoy watching “Team USA”. As a reader from SoCal I did enjoy reading about all the Colorado snow.I am a big mystery/thriller fan, for most of this novel I was surprised with all the 4 star rating. To me this was ok ~ I wasn't thrilled wit [...]

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    21. OK, I requested A Season to Lie because of the cover. The splash of the red scarf on the white snow proved irresistible, especially in a hot and humid Louisiana summer.As Colorado police officer Gemma Monroe complained about the freezing temperatures, I thought about giving her an earful about the kind of July weather that fogs your glasses when you open the door. Not really, but the cold that hampered Gemma's investigation was a pleasant imaginative escape for me.Just back from maternity leave, [...]

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    22. Minotaur Books and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of A Season to Lie. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.I like Detective Gemma Monroe, but do not this that this particular book showcases her abilities and her character all that much. Returning to work after maternity leave is challenging for any new mother, but it presents its own set of problems for the detective. A dead body on her first day back was not what Gemma was expecting, especi [...]

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    23. Riveting character-driven police procedural set in February in the Colorado Rockies.Gemma has just returned from maternity leave to her job as a Cedar Valley Colorado police detective. She is conflicted about letting her baby-daddy and live-in boyfriend work from home while watching her daughter. Her first case is the murder of a famous writer working under an assumed name in an exclusive private prep school in town. At the school, there is also a bully and graffiti artist forcing students to pe [...]

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    24. Like the first book in the Gemma Monroe series, author Emily Littlejohn proves in A Season to Lie that she can create a premise for a mystery that will keep readers turning the pages. Unfortunately, the story as a whole fell a bit flat for me, and there were two main reasons for this.One was Gemma's personal life. She's a brand-new mother who's finally come to terms with the fact that she is and that she enjoys being a mother. But somewhere between having to stop and use a breast pump every coup [...]

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    25. In A Season to Lie, Emily Littlejohn has created my kind of mystery, spot-on in surprising detail with a keen eye for dialogue and one-of-a-kind characters. Hers is a twisty tale with well-crafted metaphors finely threaded throughout, written with an almost poetic grace, the kind that makes me as a writer start taking notes. Lines like these:“Something sinister crawled out of that grin and slid across my skin like a frayed scrap of silk, soft and lingering, then gone.”“His voice was like b [...]

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    26. I thought this was a great book from the first page to the last. I loved the concept the author was working with and how she managed to keep the plot twists fresh and exciting. This is one of those books that will have you turning pages wondering if you are right about what is going on or not and holding your breath until you find out. There were plenty of reasons to love this novel. The characters were interesting and made me want to know more about them even early on in the book. The descripti [...]

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    27. Gemma Monroe, just returned from maternity leave, is very happy to be back at work at the Cedar Valley, CO police department. Her plan to ease back into a doable work schedule takes a turn when the body of a famous author is found at the town’s prestigious academy – in the middle of a blizzard. Tracking down the murderer will take up most of her time and energy. It doesn’t help that her boyfriend (and father of her child) is feeling a little stir-crazy being at home full-time. She’s feel [...]

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    28. You are in for a great treat when you read A Season to Lie: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery. Reading a novel that takes place in the wilds of Colorado always reminds me of The Shining. There is something foreboding and threatening about a dark and mountainous setting. A famous author has been found stabbed through the torso and pinned to a tree at a prestigious private high school located in a small mountain town in Colorado. The cops investigate the victim and the crime. The investigation unfu [...]

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    29. This is my first Detective Gemma Monroe book, and I am impressed! Emily Littlejohn's prose is fabulous, and I loved how she made every word count. Her descriptions made me feel as if I were in Colorado investigating the mystery with Gemma. And Gemma--what a great character! She is honest about the tension between being a mother and having a consuming career, and I loved her inner dialogue as she wrestled with being everything to everyone. On top of the great writing and the fabulous protagonist, [...]

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    30. I do love me a good thriller, and got the vibes right away that I was going to enjoy A Season To Lie. I was easily pulled into the story, and the drama kicks off right away. I could tell that there was a novel prior to this (Inherit the Bones) because some of the back story was brought up, but this was easily read as a stand alone for me. I will say it made me want to read the first book for sure, because I really enjoyed Emily Littlejohn’s writing. Plenty of twists and turns, questionable cha [...]

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