Ring of Lies

  • by Victoria Howard
  • Narrated by Michelle Ford
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When English accountant Daniel Elliott dies in a car accident one rainy night, his widow, Grace, is overcome with grief... and panic. Daniel was controlling and their marriage loveless, but he always took care of the sheltered Grace. Or so she thought. She soon discovers Daniel kept secrets: an alias, mob ties, a list of numbers, a mysterious beach house in Florida... and a girlfriend who looks like Grace.
Swallowing her fear, she flies to Miami to claim the house Daniel left her. But the price of her curiosity is peril. Underworld figures stalk her. The other woman has left a damning trail of evidence pointing her way. And handsome, troubled FBI agent Jack West has crossed precarious paths with Grace before. He could be her savior or her damnation. All she knows for certain is that she longs to be in his arms.
With little to go on and danger at every turn, Grace must depend on Jack to help her navigate the criminal world of south Florida, and find the truth behind the Ring of Lies.


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Customer Reviews

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I Didn't Want to Stop Listening - Great Suspense!

If you could sum up Ring of Lies in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing, page-turner, well-written

What other book might you compare Ring of Lies to, and why?

I would say this genre is simliar to Mary Higgens Clark's books - and just as well done! The writing flowed seamlessly, the dialog felt completely natural, the suspense never let up, and the action scenes were riveting. I loved listening to this book!

What does Michelle Ford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I fell in love with Michelle Ford's female English accent. It was gorgeous, and reminded me of a grown up Haley Mills based on my childhood memories of PollyAnna. (Not that this book is anything like PollyAnna!) Her voice is lyrical, warm, and simply beautiful. Ms. Ford's American male accent was a bit "nasal" sounding for all of the American men in the story, and once in a great while she slipped from one accent to the other in the wrong places, but it was rare and didn't bother me. I could NEVER do what this amazing narrator did, which is hold up a conversation with a Brit and an American all the way through the book. I imagine it might be very difficult to do, and I bow down to her immense talent.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

An innocent woman discovers shocking secrets about her husband after his death, aided by an FBI agent she can't resist, and who has his own share of troubles to hide.

Any additional comments?

I really loved the main character, Grace. She was well-rounded and quite believable. Jack...well, I'm a guy. At first he ticked me off because of his situation at home. I believe in family first and no fooling around! But then more came out about Jack's true situation (no spoilers here!) and in the end I empathized with him and was cheering him on.

I particularly loved the action scenes - there is a swamp scene where Grace and Jack are on the run from villains, dashing through the cold swamp waters...phenomenal! Also thoroughly enjoyed the description of the house in Florida. Wouldn't mind going there right about now!

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- Aaron P. Lazar

Early Death Leads to Mysterious Secrets

If you could sum up Ring of Lies in three words, what would they be?

This book can be described with these three words:
Mysterious, intense and gripping !

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ring of Lies?

Jack and Grace are the main characters. Jack is an old friend who is in love with Grace who just lost her husband. He agrees to help her solve several mysterious happenings that occur after the funeral. One complication is that he has a newborn daughter that he loves very much. The "Baby Mama" is not a nice person at all. After being away for a few days, Jack returns to check on his baby and finds that the infant had been left all alone for a while. He lovingly cares for the baby and comforts her and makes her feel safe. I so enjoyed how he showed his love for his baby.

Have you listened to any of Michelle Ford’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is my first time to listen to Michelle Ford. She is an amazing voice artist and I hope to hear more from her soon.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Finding Love Again After The Funeral

Any additional comments?

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I so appreciate this opportunity and I want to say that this book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was listening.

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- Joyce K. Retherford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-12-2013
  • Publisher: BookRite Books