Murder and Malice Abound in ‘Liar’s Key’ [REVIEW]

Boston Museum of Art

Will Sharpe and Donovan get caught up in a case of art theft? Find out in Carla Neggers’ Liar’s Key. (Photo by David Ohmer, Flickr)

A surprise visit from a legendary FBI agent is never a good sign, especially when you’re in the midst of planning a wedding. But old rumors are hard to ignore, and soon Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan find themselves tangled up in a sticky web of blackmail, greed, and murder in Carla Neggers’ Liar’s Key.

Carla Neggers' LIAR'S KEY


The case initially looks like simple art theft. But Sharpe knows there is something more sinister afoot when her grandfather’s friend, retired Special Agent Gordon Wheelock, arrives in Boston to discuss the matter.

Initially, she doesn’t want to hear anything about it, especially since the rumors Gordy brings her involve unrepentant English art thief Oliver York, the very man Wheelock pursued for more than a decade.

Being an FBI art crime expert, however, Sharpe’s instincts tell her that there is more at stake than what Gordy is saying, and when a startling death occurs, she is finally drawn into the investigation.

Meanwhile, her fiancé, Donovan, is deep under cover, tracking Oliver York’s every movement, from Ireland to London. When he crosses paths with Sharpe, life gets increasingly complicated as family bonds and motives come under question. Taut with intrigue, Liar’s Key is a race against the clock to find a dangerous killer and still get to the altar on time.

Intense and suspenseful, Liar’s Key is tightly plotted and packed with so many twists and red herrings, readers’ heads will spin as they try to guess who the killer is. Set against some of the world’s most iconic settings, from Boston to Ireland to Maine, this is a thrilling tale written with finesse and verve, and one that is sure to please Neggers’ legion of fans.


Carla Neggers

Carla Neggers

Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 novels, including the popular Sharpe & Donovan and Swift River Valley series. Her books have been translated into 24 languages and sold in more than 35 countries.

Carla landed her first book sale not long after graduating magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in journalism. An accomplished musician, she studied with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and freelanced as an arts-and-entertainment reporter.

Active in the writing community, Carla is a founding member of the New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America and has served as vice president of International Thriller Writers and president of Novelists, Inc. She has recieved multiple awards for her writing and is a recipient of the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for romantic suspense.

In addition to writing, Carla is a dedicated runner, recently completing the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in Vermont, a whiskey enthusiast and avid traveler. She and her husband are frequent visitors to Ireland and divide their time between Boston, home to their two grown children and three young grandchildren, and their hilltop home in Vermont.

She invites fans to visit her home on the Web at, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.

By Carla Neggers
320 pgs. Mira. $26.99

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

One Response to Murder and Malice Abound in ‘Liar’s Key’ [REVIEW]

  1. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    When a legendary FBI agent pays an unexpected visit to Boston, it isn’t simply to catch up on old times. No, blackmail, greed, and murder are the subjects of the day in Carla Neggers’ Liar’s Key.

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