A Thin Film of Lies ~ By Susanne Lakin ~ Book Review by Villageanne ~ Highly Recommend

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I really enjoyed reading Susanne Lakin’s book “A Thin Film of Lies”.  This book is a homicide novel filled with suspense and action, with a spiritual overtone to it. It was exciting and engaging while still not being too graphic. It is a Christian novel but has a bit of worldly tones to the storyline. It is not for the traditional Christian reader. The author adds a bit of intrigue and real to life crime in this book.

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to friends. I would warn them that that it is not for late night reading as it may cause some to be scared who are readers of traditional Christian novels.

I rate this book a 5 star. It captured my interest and kept it throughout the story. I enjoyed the storyline and the heart-pounding additions of real to life crimes.



The story tells of a homicide detective, Fran Anders, whose next case throws her into the lives of Mike and Alisa Jepson, a couple whose marriage is disintegrating fast. When leads coming into the precinct point at Mike Jepson as guilty of murder, Fran watches the damage wrought on this couple, yet is unable to ignore the incriminating evidence. When Mike ends up arrested and in jail, Alisa takes comfort in a friend—Dee Dee—who moves in with her but soon becomes her worst nightmare. Mike hires a PI who uncovers clues to who is setting Mike up, but Alisa is caught in a trap before Mike can protect her. Although Fran reaches out to Alisa during her crisis of faith, she is unable to stop events from barreling toward a crash. Yet, despite the tragedies to follow, Fran sees how God has used the Jepsons’ trials and pain to bring Alisa back into His arms, with hope that Mike might follow suit.
Fran is a dedicated, no-frills cop who takes her job seriously but with a wry sense of humor. She suffers from the unbearable heat, from unrelenting allergies, but does not suffer fools. As much as she wants to please her superiors, she knows her true boss is—God—and she answers first and foremost to his leading, which sometimes takes her beyond the
call of duty, often to the ire of those around her. A middle-aged, divorced, single parent with two teens, Fran hopes someday to find a great man and remarry, but she’s not holding her breath. Right now, she just wants to be a good cop and mother, and use her faith to help those she encounters in her line of work learn there’s someone “up there” who truly cares for them.



About the Author: Susanne Lakin

C. S. Lakin is a novelist and professional copyeditor who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first four books in her seven-book fantasy series, The Gates of Heaven, have been released (AMG/Living Ink Publishers) and she is also the author of 5 novels of pyschological suspense and YA sci-fi.

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You can find out more about author Susanne Lakin  at her website or on Twitter.


This book can be purchased at your local book store or online at the following sites:

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ebook at Amazon.com


 List Price: $4.99 

 Format: Softcover 

 Page Count: 317



I received this book free from the author through CWA, in exchange for a review. This fact has no impact what-so-ever on my review. I give honest reviews.

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I am just a simple country gal. I have been married to my best friend for over 34 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two Son In Laws and four grandchildren. My family is the most important thing to me. I love them dearly. I love life to the fullest.

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