Book Review: Faces & Lies by Margaret Podmore Emery

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Margaret Podmore Emery, Faces & Lies

Title: Faces & Lies
Author: Margaret Podmore Emery
Genres: Mystery, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 294 (ebook)
Published: December 22nd, 2021

My Rating: ★★★★
Read: 2/27/2023 – 3/1/2023


Mysterious with a hint of romance, Faces & Lies turned out to be something of a unique mystery read for me.

Devin Marques isn’t having an easy time of it. She’s had her home broken into, she’s being followed, but supposedly there’s nothing that can be done about these things. She ignores it the best she can as she prepares for a horse show. However, when her groom goes missing, she starts taking this all a bit more seriously.

It took me a little while to get into this one, mostly because I don’t do well when harm to animals is shown/involved. I wasn’t super into the romance part of the plot, either, but the mystery was good. I liked the cryptic messages at the start of each chapter. It was a good touch. It was also interesting reading a book involving a horse show. I can’t say I’ve ever read a book with this as a backdrop before, at least not in my adult life.

A huge thanks to the publisher for sending me a free digital copy to read and review!

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • The puzzle through the messages.
  • The pacing was great.

What I didn’t like:

  • Depictions of injured animals.
  • It took me a while to get into the rhythm of the writing style.
  • The romance felt a bit forced to me.


Thanks again to John at ebooks2go for reaching out and giving me an opportunity to read this book!

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