“A ferociously funny sey read.” –Redbook “A humorous mixture of romance, mystery, and mayhem. A winner!” –Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times. Tell Me Lies. Maddie was coping pretty well with the adultery, the embezzlement, and the blackmail. Then her old boyfriend came back to town. Tell Me Lies: Chapter One. One hot August Thursday afternoon, Maddie Faraday reached under the front seat of her husband’s Cadillac and pulled out a pair of.

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Crazy for You / Tell Me Lies

But then as she started to break free, I began to like her more and more. Here are two of them. This is the story of Maddie Farraday, who married her high school sweetheart and settled down in the small town she grew up in. I would have liee so upset It did nothing for me.

Crusie has an indubitable talent for tales filled with wit and humor. That’s it; Maddie’s had it. If there is one thing Maddie Faraday knows about small town living, it’s this: Jennifer Crusie did a fantastic job creating characters you care about, from Maddie and C. I cannot enjoy a story where the major plot events are based on heroine stupidity.

Crazy for You/Tell Me Lies

It is fun and a great escape. So much going on! Mar 04, Karen Keyte rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maddie’s daughter and best friend are also awesome, and Maddie finally becomes awesome when she gets a backbone and starts to be honest, no matter what other people think.


I’d say this book belongs in a special subset of chick-lit that I like to call “adultery-lit.

Crazy for You / Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie

People in small towns tend to live their life for the approval of the town – just like Maddie Faraday. I picked up a few more of her books at the local bookstore and I’m sure I will be reading more of her work very soon! Added by 2 of our members.

It did improve though and I found Maddie pretty tolerable by the end. Gillian rated it liked it Nov 27, Dec 22, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Now she’s coping with dognapping, breaking and entering, seduction, sabotage, and two men who are suddenly crazy–for her I felt like the main character didn’t like her daughter much which could have been kinda interesting but that got taken away quickly to boring and usual dynamics.

Books by Jennifer Crusie. This author creates moments of sadness and stress. Oct 13, Chrissy Wissler rated it really liked it. Lily Palenzuela rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Instead of being able to just leave her husband, he disappears, there are rumors around town about her husband and his business, she is finding stock piles of cash all over, and her secret crush from high school just showed up and is determined lis is going to be his this time.

Aug 14, Doug Willstead rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads crjsie.

Tell Me Lies — book review

Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! I generally love anything Jennifer Crusie, but this book was painful and I ended up not caring about any of the characters.


Maddie’s got a plan, but she faces one or two complications. It adds a new depth to the story line and keeps me turning page after page. I liked Maddie and C.

In many ways I see how that kind of small town mentality could be so stifling for growth. Not my favorite novel by Crusie – but still an enjoyable read.

It’s been a long ejnnifer since I sat up until Midnight to finish a book! You get a Jennifer Crusie romance! I adored this book.

Tell Me Lies had five major stupidities. Her habit is telling lies to her daughter. Feb 07, Kris Rafferty rated it really liked it. St Martins Pr Availability: Well, jemnifer that Maddie isn’t already crazy. I just adored that.

Chapters 5 12 Nov 21, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In search of a new author, Cussler was suggested to me. Wheeler Pub Inc Availability: This book typified everything I dislike about small lie and small town fiction. On balance, the lies were ms interesting or entertaining – to me. Evidently Brent has started cheating on her again, or so Maddie thinks, and hopes with relief that at long last she can leave him for good.