A Season to Lie (Detective Gemma Monroe #2)

A Season to Lie (Detective Gemma Monroe #2)

Following her acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones, this is Emily Littlejohn?s next mesmerizing mystery featuring Colorado police officer Gemma Monroe. In Emily Littlejohn's follow-up to her acclaimed debut, Inherit the Bones, police officer Gemma Monroe has just returned to work from maternity leave. And what a first day back: a blizzard is blowing into her idyllic Colorado s Following her acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones, this is Emily Littlejohn?s next mesmerizing mystery featuring Co...

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Title:A Season to Lie (Detective Gemma Monroe #2)
Author:Emily Littlejohn
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250089417
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:290 pages pages

A Season to Lie (Detective Gemma Monroe #2) Reviews

  • Kristy
    Oct 25, 2017
    Police officer Gemma Monroe returns from maternity leave and is immediately plunged back into the job when she finds a dead man at the local private academy. He's been left in the snow, stuck to a tree with a knife in his stomach. The man turns out to be a famous author hiding out in p...
  • Mary
    Nov 16, 2017
    Gemma Monroe, just returned from maternity leave, is very happy to be back at work at the Cedar Valley, CO police department. Her plan to ease back into a doable work schedule takes a turn when the body of a famous author is found at the town?s prestigious academy ? in the middle o...
  • Laurel-Rain
    Nov 25, 2017
    On a cold dark night in February, as a blizzard shrieks through Cedar Valley, police officer and new mother Gemma Monroe responds to an anonymous report of a prowler at the local private high school, The Valley Academy. In her idyllic Colorado small town, Gemma expects the call was jus...
  • Deb
    Nov 22, 2017
    A famous author found stabbed to death at a private school while a blizzard was in progress. Gemma and Finn?s investigation turns up other problems at the school, bullying, rifts between teachers and a teacher who is not what he represents to the world. I was not thrilled with this b...
  • Samantha
    Nov 14, 2017
    Summary from Goodreads: "In Emily Littlejohn's follow-up to her acclaimed debut, Inherit the Bones, police officer Gemma Monroe has just returned to work from maternity leave. And what a first day back: a blizzard is blowing into her idyllic Colorado ski town, and while Gemma hopes ...
  • Sharon
    Nov 06, 2017
    A Season to Lie is the sequel to Emily Littlejohn's compelling debut novel, Inherit the Bones. The story opens when Detective Gemma Moore returns from maternity leave, trying to ease back into the job on a part-time basis. On her first night, she and her partner Finn are assigned to in...
  • Elvan
    Nov 29, 2017
    I?m still struggling to warm up to this author. Gemma is unique in the police procedural world of detectives thanks to her less than perfect marriage and now a new baby to worry about while she puts in a ten to twelve hour days hunting down killers. The murders continue to take a bac...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 07, 2017
    Gemma has just returned from maternity leave, her daughter Grace left in the care of her partner, when a call to a private school about an intruder, leads to the discovery of a body. Gemma and her police partner Finn soon discover it is the body of a famous author, in the town incognit...
  • Amber
    Nov 14, 2017
    Thank you to Minotaur Books for providing me with a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. I am officially obsessed with the Gemma Monroe series. I was introduced to it last November when I won a copy of the first book, Inherit the Bones, through a giveaway and let...
  • Samantha March
    Nov 26, 2017
    I do love me a good thriller, and got the vibes right away that I was going to enjoy A Season To Lie. I was easily pulled into the story, and the drama kicks off right away. I could tell that there was a novel prior to this (Inherit the Bones) because some of the back story was brought...
  • Cathy Cole
    Oct 08, 2017
    Like the first book in the Gemma Monroe series, author Emily Littlejohn proves in A Season to Lie that she can create a premise for a mystery that will keep readers turning the pages. Unfortunately, the story as a whole fell a bit flat for me, and there were two main reasons for this. ...
  • Dan
    Oct 24, 2017
    A Season to Lie is the second story in the Detective Gemma Monroe series. I don?t think you need to read the first to read this one. I didn?t and got involved with the characters with ease. It starts with the murder of a famous author who was secretly in the town to write his memoi...
  • Myndi
    Feb 19, 2017
    Original Review: Mad Book Love Gemma Monroe has just returned to work after her maternity leave when a new murder falls in her lap. And the victim is a highly revered author who has been secretly living in town under a different name! As if that weren?t enough (she?s only suppos...
  • Chris Conley
    Nov 28, 2017
    This is the second book in what I believe is going to be a terrific series. As I get to know everyone better, I think these will be books I will have a hard putting down. This one really has a solid mystery with many tentacles. There also are lots of unopened doors for future stories. ...
  • Katherine Jones
    Oct 27, 2017
    In A Season to Lie, Emily Littlejohn has created my kind of mystery, spot-on in surprising detail with a keen eye for dialogue and one-of-a-kind characters. Hers is a twisty tale with well-crafted metaphors finely threaded throughout, written with an almost poetic grace, the kind that ...
  • Jen
    Aug 25, 2017
    OK, I requested A Season to Lie because of the cover. The splash of the red scarf on the white snow proved irresistible, especially in a hot and humid Louisiana summer. As Colorado police officer Gemma Monroe complained about the freezing temperatures, I thought about giving her an ...
  • Maranda
    Aug 21, 2017
    Detective Gemma Monroe works for the Cedar Valley Colorado Police Department. Reporting for duty after her maternity leave she and her partner Finn are summoned out in a blizzard to investigate a prowler. This call is only the beginning of a twisted chain of events that unveil not only...
  • Amy
    Nov 14, 2017
    Last year I had the pleasure of reading Littlejohn?s debut, Inherit the Bones and absolutely fell in love with Gemma and the town of Cedar Valley. There is something tragically poetic about the authors style then you combine that with a classic murder mystery feel and you have a wond...
  • Ionia
    Sep 07, 2017
    I thought this was a great book from the first page to the last. I loved the concept the author was working with and how she managed to keep the plot twists fresh and exciting. This is one of those books that will have you turning pages wondering if you are right about what is going on...
  • Diane Hernandez
    Nov 12, 2017
    Riveting character-driven police procedural set in February in the Colorado Rockies. Gemma has just returned from maternity leave to her job as a Cedar Valley Colorado police detective. She is conflicted about letting her baby-daddy and live-in boyfriend work from home while watchin...
  • Steve
    Nov 24, 2017
    You are in for a great treat when you read A Season to Lie: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery. Reading a novel that takes place in the wilds of Colorado always reminds me of The Shining. There is something foreboding and threatening about a dark and mountainous setting. A famous aut...
  • Kay
    Jan 04, 2018
    I loved the first Gemma Monroe book and was looking forward to this one. In this book, there were too many subplots that had nothing to do with the main story so I was very disappointed. That said, I like the characters enough that I will read the next book. ...
  • Rachel Wallace
    Nov 21, 2017
    3.5 Stars Rounded up to 4 Book two in a series. This very engaging police thriller was hard to put down. I just couldn't stop reading! SYNOPSIS The night Gemma Monroe, a police officer in a small Colorado mountain community, returns to work from her maternity leave is not ex...
  • Sharon
    Dec 14, 2017
    Minotaur Books and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of A Season to Lie. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given. I like Detective Gemma Monroe, but do not this that this particular book showcases her abilities and her character all t...
  • Westminster Library
    Jan 23, 2018
    As Gemma returns to work at the Cedar Valley police station, her first call out is a murder on the grounds of the Valley Academy. With many false trails of investigation, this story introduces many new and interesting characters. This second book in this Colorado series is exciting and...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jul 26, 2017
    As a cop, I tell myself that I am the hunter and death is my prey. But I'm starting to think that's a lie. The truth is, it's death that's following me. It has followed me all my life. As this is a sequel to Inherit the Bones, I'll keep it short and to the point. I don't like to reh...
  • Gordon Kaplan
    Dec 11, 2017
    On a cold dark night in February, as a blizzard shrieks through Cedar Valley, police officer and new mother Gemma Monroe responds to an anonymous report of a prowler at the local private high school, the Valley Academy. Gemma suspects the call was just a prank by a bored teenager. In ...
  • Jeanine
    Dec 02, 2017
    Three stars means " I liked it" however... It was just ok. No bells or whistles are going off. I knew who did it hours ago and had guessed one possible reason why and was pretty close. This is a second novel with the same character and I didn't read the first so I may have missed somet...
  • Alex Reneski
    Nov 11, 2017
    NEW MOTHER DETECTIVE RETURNING FROM MATERNITY LEAVE FINDS BODY OF FAMOUS AUTHOR, WHO WAS MASQUERADING AS TEACHER AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL, SKEWERED AGAINST TREE BY ANTIQUE KNIFE IN A BLIZZARD. Somehow, Ms Littlejohn brings it all together, but not without flaws. Dumping a trash can to u...
  • K.C. De
    Aug 18, 2017
    While I have preordered this book, I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy which was fantastic because delayed gratification is not my thing. I finished this book in the early hours of the morning and closed it with the same feeling you get when you get off of a roller coaster a...