Tell Me Lies: A Small Town, Second Chance Romantic Suspense

· Camden Point Romantic Suspense Book 1 · Gail Chianese
3 reviews

About this ebook

You'd think with a guardian who's a ghost, she'd see everything coming. But nope, that's not how it works.

Private investigator Lexie Smith almost has it all. A successful business with her best friend. A wonderful, loving companion—sure, he’s a little furry, and he drools, but nobody’s perfect. Even a house on the beach, complete with a wisecracking, street-smart, supernatural “intern,” who knows everything there is to know about crime and her nonexistent love life.

Things are good until a dangerous assignment forces her to turn to the last man she can trust: Rafe Barandas, local police detective and the man who broke her heart years before.

After a decade in New York, Rafe has returned to his small hometown, burned out on big-city politics and crime. He’s looking forward to the quiet life until he’s thrown together with Lexie to solve what starts out as a simple B&E.

Rafe made a mistake the first time, leaving Lexie. Now he’s determined not to blow this new chance. But thwarting a cunning foe is one thing. Putting the past and lies behind is another.

If you like slow-burn romances with sassy heroines and strong heroes getting a second chance at love, set in a small town, then TELL ME LIES is your jam.

"Gail Chianese explodes onto the paranormal romantic mystery scene with a slow-burn, second-chance romance that readers of the genre are sure to love!" --Elicia Hyder, bestselling author of The Soul Summoner series

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Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
Eileen Aberman-Wells
September 19, 2020
Tell Me Lies by Gail Chianese, book one in her Camden Point series is a great blend of paranormal romance and suspense. I love that Lexie has a ghost for a guardian and when she works together with Rafe to solve yet another mystery, their chemistry sizzles as the suspense builds in both their case and their relationship. They have been given a second chance at love, but there are a number of obstacles that interfere with their relationship. I laughed out loud several times and cannot wait for more about Lex, Kat, Vinny and Rafe!! I enjoy Ms. Chianese’s writing, handling of the suspense, and humor. I highly recommend Tell Me Lies to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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Margaret Jensen
October 4, 2023
This book is really fantastic and I love Vinnie. Who knew that a ghost could be so much fun.
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willow webster
September 2, 2020
It was pretty good. It had romance suspense and great characters. The ghost is cool too. Hope too see more by this author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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About the author

Gail currently lives in beautiful Connecticut, but originally hails from sunny California. She is the mom of three amazing kids, the wife of a 27-year Naval officer, and the rescuer of furbabies.


In her spare time (what little of it there is), she likes to ghost hunt with her hubby, geocache with her family, and lock herself away with a great book. Currently, she's attempting (keyword there) to learn to knit. Wish her luck, she'll need it. And, she's dreaming of the day when she can take her next trip. Where will it be? Only time will tell.

Check her out on Instagram to see her words of wisdom, her travel destinations (past and future), what she's read, and maybe enjoy a chuckle or two:


Her books have been nominated for the National Readers' Choice Award, EPIC eBook, Rone, and Book Buyers Best Awards. Library Journal has described her books as: "Convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth." earning her a starred review.


and many happy fans: 


"A charming, warm-hearted story filled with characters you'd want as your friends. This book will make your heart smile." Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author


"A series destined for the keeper shelf!" — Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author


"This book lives up to the promise of its title: playful, sweet, sexy and fun." — Jamie Beck, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author


"Love Runs Deep is her finest work to date." -- Slick, Simply Love Book Reviews


"I can hardly wait to see what's next by this multi-talented author." -- Goodreads Reader


"Made me laugh and the pages flew by. Just the right amount of sexual tension, drama, and surprises." -- Goodreads Reader


She loves to connect with readers on her website,, and her Facebook page at

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