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Monday's Lie
by Jamie Mason
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Simon & Schuster, 2015 (2015)
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*   Reviewed by Jessica Maguire

Dee had a very unconventional childhood. She grew up in a secretive world of spy games, her mother being involved in covert operations. Used to secrets and deceit, Dee imagines having a normal life, one that does not involve visits from other special agents.

Perhaps this is why Dee marries her conventional boyfriend, Patrick. But she comes to learn that her new, conventional, normal life is nothing more than an illusion. And to add insult to injury, Patrick isn't all that she thought he was either.

As Dee fears that her husband desires a life without her, she discovers that her deceased mother bequeathed her a large sum and though Dee knows little about the money, Patrick apparently knows quite a bit. Dee is left to wrestle with her demons, conspiracy, and what she really wants of her life, normal or not.

Sure, this novel has the ingredients of a thrilling read with mystery, conspiracy, and intrigue. However, I just could not get into this book. I found it to be a somewhat tedious read that did not grab my attention or interest at all.

2nd Review by MaryAnn Smyth (Rating:2):

Dee Aldrich grew up with a mother who was a covert operations asset. Her mother taught her observation skills that come in handy when she suspects her college-sweetheart husband wants her out of the picture.

Dee has just inherited a lot of money from her mother a private account she had saved for her children. She is pretty sure that her husband has an eye on that money and wants to spend it on himself, leaving her out of the picture.

As she begins to use the skills her mother taught her she realizes that her husband knows more about the money than she does. What to do? Mama also taught her that there were times that a lie was necessary. Using her mother's teachings, she begins to uncover more than her husband wants her to know. Dee starts to investigate her suspicions as well as 'untangle conspiracy from coincidence'.

Monday's Lie by Jamie Mason presents a unique plot with enough intrigue to keep the reader cheering for Dee. I would have loved to have known her mother.

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