City of Lies (Counterfeit Lady, #1) by Victoria Thompson

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Read City of Lies (Counterfeit Lady, #1) Online Free - Elizabeth Miles scours 1920’s Washington, D.C. for a killer in the first Counterfeit Lady novel from the author of the New York Times bestselling Gaslight mysteries.

Every woman plays a part—but some are more dangerous than others…

Like most women, Elizabeth Miles assumes many roles; unlike most, hers have made her a woman on the run. Living on the edge of society, Elizabeth uses her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains. But brutal and greedy entrepreneur Oscar Thornton is out for blood. He’s lost a great deal of money and is not going to forgive a woman for outwitting him. With his thugs hot on her trail, Elizabeth seizes the moment to blend in with a group of women who have an agenda of their own.

She never expects to like or understand these privileged women, but she soon comes to respect their intentions, forming an unlikely bond with the wealthy matriarch of the group whose son Gabriel is the rarest of species—an honest man in a dishonest world. She knows she’s playing a risky game, and her deception could be revealed at any moment, possibly even by sharp-eyed Gabriel. Nor has she been forgotten by Thornton, who’s biding his time within this gilded orbit, waiting to strike. Elizabeth must draw on her wits and every last ounce of courage she possesses to keep her new life from being cut short by this vicious shadow from her past.

Title : City of Lies (Counterfeit Lady, #1)
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ISBN : 0399586571
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 312 pages


Dianne rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2017

It was supposed to be a great con, easy money, but this time Elizabeth Miles finds the “respectable” businessman she has conned is a brutal and deadly con man himself and he is out for both his lost money and revenge. Running scared, Elizabeth gets herself carted off with the women of the Suffrag...

♥ Sandi ❣ rated it ★★★★☆

October 31, 2017

3.75 stars Thank you to First-to-Read and Berkley for allowing me the chance to read this ARC. This book publishes on 11/7/17. Elizabeth Miles is a grifter. She lies, steals and cheats for a living. It is in the process of a job that she becomes involved with a Women's Rights Movement where she f...

Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) rated it ★★★☆☆

November 29, 2017

Set in a time where the world was on the cusp of change, Thompson's City of Lies will pull you in with both intrigue for the mystery behind Elizabeth's life and the fascinating con that this woman and her brother are pulling on others. With hints of danger and a touch of romance, this was a fun r...

Anna rated it ★★★★★

January 06, 2018

Rich with fascinating historical detail, Thompson’s new series dives into the worlds of suffragists and con-men. City of Lies combines a cunning protagonist with a simmering romance and gripping suspense to form a story that is certain to beguile readers hook, line and sinker.

Yvonne rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

The story takes us to 1917 Washington, D.C. and New York City. Women are protesting for their right to vote, but none of that matters to Elizabeth Miles. She has other interests in mind. Elizabeth Miles is a con artist. Along with her brother, Jake, she schemes to steal money from less-than-nice m...

☕ Kimberly rated it ★★★★☆

November 05, 2017

City of Lies set in the 1920s both in Washington and New York home to the Four Hundred, Thompson shares an engaging tale about a woman who's running a grift with her brother. When things go terribly wrong she is forced to hide among a group of rallying female suffragists. The tale that unfolds wa...

Mark rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2017

Elizabeth Miles makes her living as a con woman, an unusual profession for a woman in 1917. However, when her latest con goes south, she finds herself on the run from the mark’s goons. In her attempts to escape, she joins a group of suffragists outside the White House and is delighted when they a...

Bj rated it ★★★★☆

October 29, 2017

4 "The Grifter Suffragist" Stars! Lovers of historical fiction that takes place during the women's suffragist movement in the US of the early 1900s (circa 1920s) will not want to miss City of Lies. There is also a dash of mystery and suspense thrown in to keep the reader guessing. Additionally, wh...

Linda rated it ★★★☆☆

November 19, 2017

2.5 stars After reading all of Ms. Thompson’s Gaslight mysteries and becoming slightly disenchanted with the last few stories, I was excited to find City of Lies. IMHO, it was not a mystery. I thought of it as historical fiction with a few elements taken from true events. The upside for me was res...

Darque rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2017

City of Lies is more than just an intriguing mystery. It is an exciting, elegantly written historical fiction story about strong women, crime, betrayal, and wit. This one has all the makings of a fun crime novel, with the addition of women fighting for what they believe in, and rising above their...

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