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Genuine Lies by Nora Roberts

Genuine Lies - Nora Roberts

Hollywood star Eve Benedict decides that, after fifty years in the spotlight, it’s time for an autobiography. And she wants celebrity biographer Julia Summers to write it. But there are some secrets people are willing to kill to keep off the page...

This one was a huge disappointment for me.

The suspense was the only good thing in this book, with its many side plots, suspects, motives, secrets...

The rest of it was just “meh”.

First of all it was the length, making the story drag its feet. Maybe a 100 pages shorter, and with less “filler” scenes it would’ve worked better.

Then there were the characters. I didn’t particularly connect with any of them, especially Julia or Paul, hence the whole romance angle threw me for a loop. Not to mention it feeling rushed. The only character that appealed to me was Eve, and even her I could barely stand in some scenes.
And the whole connection between Eve and Julia was predictable and cliché-ish.