Blog Tour/Review: Promised Lies @msashton_writer @emmamitchellfpr


Detective Lily Blanchette has a lot on her plate. Her sister, Celine, was murdered, her parents are on the verge of divorce, and after a whirlwind romance, she married a man she barely knows.

When the bodies of two young women are found, it is clear that the killer is the same person who murdered her sister, Lily sets out to find out who that is.

As the investigation comes to life, Lily realises that all is not as it seems in her life, who can she actually trust and who is she?

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My Review:

Get ready for a wild ride while reading this book.  When two bodies are found, Lily realizes the circumstances are very similar to her sister’s murder a couple of months prior.  When she is put on the case as the lead detective, she is more determined than ever to find the killer.

There is so much going on in this book.  Not only is there the mystery aspect, but there are so many subplots surface that I found it a little difficult to keep up.  Lily is also dealing with her new marriage, her ex-boyfriend (co-worker, Evan), her mother who likes to dabble in affairs, her father, and her best friend.  Oh, and throw in the mob as well.  It was a little too much to keep track of.

I did enjoy the storyline and the clues throughout the book.  I always play my own game of detective and try to solve the crime myself.  I succeeded in this book when I figured out who the killer was early on.

I enjoyed the main character, Lily.  She has overcome so much with the death of her sister, and other things that I don’t want to reveal due to spoilers.  I wondered at times how she was able to keep going.  She has so much strength!

I also love how this book took place in my home state of Wisconsin; definitely an added plus for me!


When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online library for crime writers who need help with their book research.

She’s a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe.

A member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook.


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