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Family of Lies

Mary Monroe

ISBN 9780758294708
Publish Date 4/28/2015
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Fiction, Dafina

New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit—and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep…

After growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband. So when her husband’s mistress gets pregnant, Vera figures that a little hush money will ensure her husband’s fortune is hers alone…

Unfortunately for Vera, Sarah Cooper is the child Kenneth Lomax always wanted. When the father she never knew shows up at her mother’s funeral to claim her, it’s a fairy tale journey from the ghetto to a mansion on a hill. But Sarah knows that her step-mother is as two-faced as they come. And after losing all the family she’s ever known, she wants a life that’s richer than Vera has planned for her. As Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top…

Family of Lies is gritty and raw, trademarks of Monroe’s novels. A riveting story…Monroe’s latest is another page-turner.” —RT Book Reviews

“Readers who enjoy watching characters’ fortunes rise and fall will relish this tumultuous family.” —Booklist

About Mary Monroe:

Mary Monroe is the third child of Alabama sharecroppers, and the first and only member of her family to finish high school. Mary never attended college or any writing classes. She spent the first part of her life in Alabama and Ohio, moved to Richmond, California in 1973, and has lived in Oakland since 1984. Her first novel, The Upper Room, was published in 1985 and was widely reviewed throughout the U.S. and in Great Britain. She is a recipient of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award for her novel God Don't Like Ugly.


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