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Promised Lies

Detective Lily Blanchette has a lot on her plate… 

Her sister Celine has recently been murdered and her parents are on the brink of divorce. Now she’s lead on a multiple murder investigation.

Six months after Lily’s sister’s death, the bodies of two young women are discovered. One look at the way the bodies have been posed and Lily knows her sister’s killer is back.

And she’s determined to get him.

When Lily visits the family of victim Tanya O’Neal, she learns the woman had arranged to meet a man going by the handle CtryGeek23 on the social networking site Scatter.

Lily thinks finding the man behind the account is key to solving the case.

But CtryGeek23 is very clever, and Lily has her work cut out for her. As she digs around, clues point her to a local brewery where she discovers the body of another young woman.

The more Lily digs, the more she thinks there is more than one murderer at work, and CtryGeek23 is the mastermind.

But who is he?

And how will they catch him?

As the investigation comes to life, death hits closer to home, and Lily discovers she may not be who she thinks she is at all.

Filled with plot turns, suspense and mystery, Promised Lies will leave you wondering how well anybody knows anyone…


"I was quickly sucked into the story of the somewhat maverick female detective and her tangled personal life. Ashton has a conversational way of writing. This makes the story easy to read and it almost played like a film in my mind as I read." Blogger, Kelly K (Spring Time Book Club Tour)

"If you like action-packed crime thrillers then Promised Lies should definitely be on your TBR list!" Blogger, Sally Akins (Spring Time Book Club Tour)

"Promised Lies was gripping & held my attention from the start!" Blogger, Emma Shearer (Spring Time Book Club Tour)

"This is a good old-fashioned cop/crime thriller." Blogger, Tippytupps (Spring Time Book Club Tour)

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About Marguerite Ashton

When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online library for crime writers who need help with their book research.

She’s a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe.

A member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Upcoming Novels:

Ten to Midnight – A Lily Blanchette Crime Novel (2019)
Executive Intent – A Lily Blanchette Crime Novel
Tarnished Justice – A Collin Blanchette Crime Novel
His Final Beat – A Collin Blanchette Crime Novel

Shadowed Seats - Oliana Mercer series (Book 1)
Staged - Oliana Mercer series (Book 2)
Cold Read - Oliana Mercer series (Book 3 - July 2018)
The Director - Oliana Mercer series (Book 4 - 2019)

All books by Marguerite Ashton

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