Tell Me Lies: A completely addictive and unputdownable crime thriller

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FBI special agent Max Carter is on the hunt – he’ll stop at nothing to catch a kidnapper with a taste for danger and a need for revenge. Fans of Lee Child and David Baldacci will be gripped by this heart-racing thriller from bestselling author Ed James.

As Senator Christopher Holliday walks through the halls of the US Federal Building in Seattle, his phone beeps with an alert. Frustrated by the interruption, he takes a quick glance and is horrified by the image on the screen – his two children, Brandon and Avery, unconscious. The message simply reads: Meet me or they die.

The race is on to find the children and leading the investigation is Special Agent Max Carter from the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team. He will stop at nothing to find children stolen from their families – after all, he was once one of those taken children, so he knows exactly what’s at stake.

Rushing to the Senator’s home in Washington State, Carter faces a wall of police cruisers and blacked-out SUVs. Megan Holliday, the senator’s wife, was ambushed by a man with a gun as she returned home from taking her kids out for ice cream. Bound and drugged, the attacker left her unconscious on the doorstep before messaging her husband.

When Senator Holliday flees the federal building, but fails to show up at home, Carter grows suspicious. The busy politician has vanished without telling anyone what he’s up to. If Carter knows one thing, it’s that Holliday has something to hide. And he just became Carter’s prime suspect.

What readers are saying about Tell Me Lies:

Wow, what a book – revenge, corruption, death and politics… Loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Brilliant from start to finish and I loved it... so many twists it kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime! This book knocks it out of the park on every level and I can't wait for the next one.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Excellent... I could not put this book down.’ Robin Loves Reading

‘Fast-paced and enthralling… A page-turner impossible to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

The action comes thick and fast as the storyline moves at a rapid pace.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Twists and turns, corruption, greed, revenge, danger, cover-ups, web of lies all kept my attention. I loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Mystery and intrigue, double dealing and corruption at the highest levels of US Government. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I can’t wait for the next one in the series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Fast-paced and full of twists... I had no idea where it was going to end and that’s what I love most about reading.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Exhilarating and high octane read with plenty of twists and turns.’ Goodreads reviewer

A potent mix of emotion, surprising reveals and twists… There is plenty going on and the action barely allows you a moment to compose yourself when another shocking twist takes you completely by surprise. It’s a thrill-a-minute and I couldn’t contain my excitement… This is one fast-paced thrill ride crime readers won’t want to miss. Goodreads reviewer

High action political thriller. A good American thriller, on a par with some of the bigger names in the business!!’ Stardust Book Reviews

Unique and gripping… This book takes you on a wild ride inside the mind of a diabolical killer. Eye opening twists keep you engrossed in the story for hours on end.’ Goodreads reviewer

Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
Cathy Geha
January 25, 2020
Tell Me Lies by Ed James Detective Max Carter #1 The first chapter set my teeth on edge and that might be because I have lived overseas in the Middle East for more years than I have lived anywhere else. Having a young boy taken from school by “military” types during an “exercise” then finding out little by little what happened or did not happen to this boy with a Muslim father made me...angry. I have to admit I skipped ahead to find out the gist of the story rather than just closing the book and not trying. I did not read every word in the book but this is my impression from what I did read… What I liked: * Max Carter – seems to be a good man intent on finding and saving abducted children. He is married to a good woman and has a little girl. He has issues with his father that encouraged him into the job he has with the FBI * The writing – it was well done, fast-paced and executed well Words that came to mind while reading: * Dark * Grim * Greed * Revenge * Big Business * Government * Black Ops * Torture * Child Abduction * Torture * Terrorists * Evil * Religion * Radicals * Terrorists What I did not like: * What happened to Faraj * The manipulation of grieving parents * Bullying that began the book * Not being able to invest enough to read every word Did I like this book? Not as much as I had hoped to from the description Would I read more in this series? I might give one more book a try Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC – This is my honest review. Star Rating * 4 for writing * 2 for topic * 3 overall
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