Book Review: Once Upon a Lie by Maggie Barbieri

Once Upon a Lie is available today.

Paper, Pen, and No Plan

Maeve Conlon has a lot on her plate. Between running her bakery, dealing with her ex-husband and uncooperative teenage daughters, and trying to keep her father from wandering away from his nursing home, Maeve barely has time for herself. She certainly doesn’t have the time to deal with the death of her cousin, Sean, though there was no love lost between them. However when the police begin looking at her father as a suspect in Sean’s murder, she’s forced to clear his name and deal with memories she’d rather keep buried.

I think what impressed me most about Once Upon a Lie was the characters. The secondary characters–like Maeve’s father Jack, her friend/employee Jo, and all of the town gossips–gave the story its depth. The main character can only do so much to create the sense of her world, so the other players make a world of difference.

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