A Season to Lie

A Season to Lie

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
Author:Emily Littlejohn
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:A Season to Lie
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:290 pages pages

A Season to Lie 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...
  • 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...
  • Cheryl
    Apr 11, 2018
    I liked her first book a lot more than this one. This one felt like the story was going along introducing various ideas as to who done it with a lot of leg work on the side to rule out this and that while still living life. And then Gemma goes to talk to someone she has spoken with man...
  • 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...
  • Lynn
    Dec 10, 2017
    Flat uninteresting winter tale of a dead body found at a local high school. It?s pretty obvious Emma Littlejohn is well read,the author constantly drops authors?names such as Faulkner, Shakespeare and the like, but while some descriptive sentences seem beautifully written, this mys...
  • Kiwi Carlisle
    May 13, 2018
    So far, this series about Gemma Monroe, a police detective in Cedar Valley, Colorado, continues to hold up, without clichés, cliffhangers, or repetitively annoying character traits. Gemma?s character has a bit of depth and interest to it, and there?s enough tension in the situatio...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dawn
    Sep 19, 2017
    Although Inherit the bones was a great start to this series I was disappointed in A Season to Lie. This book has a great female character Gemma and loved her BUT this book didn't have the suspenseful thrills I love about thrillers. A decent second to the series but not as intriguing as...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Val
    Feb 04, 2018
    I. Can't. Wait. for Lost Lake to be finished!!! I really love these characters and love the mysteries!! ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Barbara Schultz
    Feb 24, 2018
    3+ This is book #2 and although I didn?t read Book #1, I thought Emily Littlejohn did a good job of getting me caught up with the characters. I am an avid reader and read instead of watching TV, however, the winter Olympics are going on right now and I do enjoy watching ?Team USA?...
  • Therese Thompson
    Apr 04, 2018
    Promising debut, but this second was disappointing. For me, it was all over the map with different issues in need of investigation, the killer was easily picked out from the possibilities, an attempt at some imagery and bad guys out of a James Lee Burke novel (whose work the protagonis...
  • 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 ...
  • Chris Mara
    May 08, 2018
    2 lackluster stars. It was barely ok. The good: I liked the character of Gemma, cop and new mom, returning to work after her maternity leave. Leaving baby at home with Brody, her partner. Picking up where she left off and enjoying the camaraderie and partnership of her colleagues...
  • 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...
  • 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...