Beautiful Lies

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Darren Elmore has it all: beautiful wife, status, profitable vineyards and winery in Sonoma County. But he has always wanted--needed--to know what it feels like to kill a man. So Darren chooses an unknown victim on a lonely road and indulges in a thrill kill. And he gets away with murder.

Until a blackmailer shows up.

Then Darren's own life and livelihood are threatened unless he pays.

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Words: 48,900
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301464319
About Rob Loughran

Rob has 23 books in print: mystery novels, science fiction, young adult, short story collections, joke books, and books on writing. He has published 200+ articles in national publications and also has a busy career as a failed screenwriter.


Review by: Dorothy May Mercer on May 16, 2013 :
"Beautiful Lies" a hard-boiled crime novel by Rob Loughran is a carefully written and ingenious glimpse into the mind of a thrill killer, what he is thinking, what makes him tick and how he feels before, during and after the murder. The murder scene, itself, is amazing in its detail. The protagonist Darren Elmore, owns a vineyard and winery and is a well respected member of the community, and yet the author makes us believe and understand Darren is capable of the ghastly act, merely for the thrill of doing it and getting away with it. As the story progresses we glimpse into the fascinating world of wines and winemaking. The antagonist is an equally nasty guy who attempts to blackmail Elmore. We wonder which of these two bad guys will end up the winner. As with any entertaining mystery story, the ending will surprise you.
Dorothy May Mercer
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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