Family of Lies by Mary Monroe audiobook

Family of Lies

By Mary Monroe
Read by Patricia R. Floyd , Ezra Knight , and Lisa Smith

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780758274748
15.10 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the sixteen-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month 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's life is not as carefree as her father wants it to be . . .because Sarah knows from the start 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 what Vera's got planned for her. Neither woman can be sure who will win Kenneth's heart and fortune. But as Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone they know will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top. . .

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growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the sixteen-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month 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's life is not as carefree as her father wants it to be . . .because Sarah knows from the start 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 what Vera's got planned for her. Neither woman can be sure who will win Kenneth's heart and fortune. But as Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone they know will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top. . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Family of Lies is gritty and raw, trademarks of Monroe’s novels. Her literary prowess makes her a powerful, undeniable force in multicultural fiction. A riveting story is her canvas, with colorful characters who portray the extremes of African-American culture. Promiscuity reigns from the hood to the mansion. First-person point of view and no-nonsense dialogue help reveal the depth of lies, conniving, and treachery kinfolk perpetrate to protect their own reputation and resources. Monroe’s latest is another page-turner.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Expect epic fights worthy of a 1980s prime-time soap opera along with torrid sex scenes in this raw, sudsy urban novel from Monroe, a master of the genre. Readers who enjoy watching characters’ fortunes rise and fall will relish this tumultuous family.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Mary Monroe

Author Bio: Mary Monroe

Mary Monroe is a New York Times bestselling African American fiction author. Her first novel, The Upper Room, was published in 1985. She is best known for her novel God Don’t Like Ugly, and the series revolves around the characters it first introduced.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English