Where the Truth Lies by Rupert Holmes audiobook

Where the Truth Lies: A Novel

By Rupert Holmes
Read by Kathe Mazur

Random House Audio 9780679452201
15.40 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780736698245

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE O’Connor, a vivacious, free-spirited young journalist known for her penetrating celebrity interviews, is bent on unearthing secrets long ago buried by the handsome showbiz team of singer Vince Collins and comic Lanny Morris. These two highly desirable men, once inseparable (and insatiable, where women were concerned), were driven apart by a bizarre and unexplained death in which one of them may have played the part of murderer. As the tart-tongued, eye-catching O’Connor ventures deeper into this unsolved mystery, she finds herself compromisingly coiled around both men, knowing more about them than they realize and less than she might like, but increasingly fearful that she now knows far too much.

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

O’Connor, a vivacious, free-spirited young journalist known for her penetrating celebrity interviews, is bent on unearthing secrets long ago buried by the handsome showbiz team of singer Vince Collins and comic Lanny Morris. These two highly desirable men, once inseparable (and insatiable, where women were concerned), were driven apart by a bizarre and unexplained death in which one of them may have played the part of murderer. As the tart-tongued, eye-catching O’Connor ventures deeper into this unsolved mystery, she finds herself compromisingly coiled around both men, knowing more about them than they realize and less than she might like, but increasingly fearful that she now knows far too much.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A taut thriller . . . Swiftly paced . . .[Where the Truth Lies] builds in intensity and in plot development right to the final twists. Houston Chronicle
“Literate, witty, and atmospheric . . . What will probably knock [readers] out is the dead-on way Holmes captures the comedy team’s speech cadences and sybaritic habits, making what is known of Martin and Lewis’ wild celebrity ride a compelling backdrop for villainy. Booklist (boxed and starred review)
“[Holmes] is a gifted plotter . . . . The story line is refreshing. People
“Days after you finish this book, you’ll still feel the narrator’s voice elbowing through your brain. Fully realized characters, ruthless commentary, and a beautifully dark sense of humor—all masquerading as a hyper-clever mystery. You won’t look at the truth the same way again. BRAD MELTZER, author of The Millionaires
“Rupert Holmes seats you gently next to an irresistible narrator only to entangle you completely in her twisted, dark, exhilarating troubles. The ensuing thriller crosses a Dickensian world of deceit and destiny with the slipping glory of 1970s New York and Los Angeles. Every character is so alive with delicious secrets that you’ll never suspect Where the Truth Lies. MATTHEW PEARL, author of The Dante Club
“Five pages into Rupert Holmes’s Where the Truth Lies, I was intrigued. Twenty pages in, I was laughing. A hundred pages in, my wife told me to turn off the damned light already and come to bed. This is a book astonishing not only for its intricate plot and rich characters but for the ways in which it finds humor in the darkest of places. ERIC GARCIA, author of Anonymous Rex and Matchstick Men
“Rupert Holmes is a genius. JASON ALEXANDER
“A sexy, intriguing story. Hartford Courant
Hugely entertaining . . . Witty, sexy and suspenseful . . . Holmes has a wonderful feeling for period detail. . . . A glittering ride. Publishers Weekly
“Splashy and amusing . . . [A] sickly funny showbiz romp with lots of great scenery. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A hilarious send-up of the entertainment industry. USA Today
“Exceedingly clever . . . A slick, often sophisticated piece of popular fiction. The Washington Post
“Delectable . . . a wonderfully witty first novel . . . It’ll keep you tossing and turning pages all night long! Newsweek
“[A] tour de force . . . Pulitzers . . . do not commonly go to mysteries. But for Holmes to win his third Edgar—for first mystery novel—that would not be out of the question. Chicago Sun-Times
“Holmes, who has won honors galore for his inventive storytelling on Broadway, [delivers] a giddy fun-house ride through bygone eras. The New York Times Book Review
“A big, juicy book with pungent dialogue, vivid descriptions, [and] outsized characters . . . It’s not surprise that when Holmes wrote a mystery it would prove so entertaining. . . . Where the Truth Lies is a labor of love. Every scrap of lawyerese or Mafia-speak, every tidbit of Hollywood lore, every scene of mental or physical intoxication, every tightening of suspense is beautifully rendered, polished to a sheen. Holmes seduces us. Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Holmes is . . . one of those gifted people who seem able to do anything they want with the English language. So it’s no surprise that [his] mystery . . . would prove so entertaining. Every tightening of the suspense . . . is beautifully rendered, polished to a sheen. Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Engrossing from start to finish. Entertainment Weekly
Deliciously entertaining . . . Holmes sustains intrigue until the denouement. New York Daily News
“Highly recommended . . . Notable for its wit, snappy dialog, and uncanny sense of Hollywood glitz, backstage politics, and dirty deeds . . . [A] can’t-miss novel. Library Journal (starred review)
“Entertaining . . . Fictional characters collide with real showbiz people as Holmes deftly re-creates the smoky, seductive mood of the disco decade. His breezy, witty prose perfectly captures an era when style meant more than substance, airlines served gourmet in-flight meals, and charity telethons were the only reality shows on TV. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Giddily sordid, ridiculously pleasurable. The Onion
Where the Truth Lies is a beguiling suspense novel.  It's sexy and surprising, witty and intriguing.  I was hooked from the very first page. CANDACE BUSHNELL, author of Sex in the City and Four Blondes

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Author Bio: Rupert Holmes

Author Bio: Rupert Holmes

Rupert Holmes is a two-time Edgar Award–winning novelist, playwright, composer, screenwriter, conductor, singer, and songwriter. His first novel,Where the Truth Lies, was nominated for the Nero Wolfe Award for Best American Mystery Novel, was a Booklist top ten debut novel, and was made into an Atom Egoyan motion picture starring Colin Firth and Kevin Bacon. Holmes is the first person in theatrical history to solely win Tony awards as an author, a composer, and a lyricist. He has been married for over forty years to childhood sweetheart and grown-up attorney Liza Holmes. They have two sons, and they currently live along the Hudson River in upstate New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 15.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English