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Lies to Die for (Max Larkin Detective Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Todd M. Thiede
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Book Description

Max Larkin and Jesse Fairlane are the top two detectives in Rockton Illinois. In Lies to Die for, the second book in the Max Larkin Detective series, they are in pursuit of a killer that is branding letters into the victim’s bodies. Is it someone the victims know or is it just a random person taking out frustrations on the small community of Rockton? Max is fresh coming off of his one month suspension for hiding things from his captain while Jesse has been holding down the fort during his absence. There hasn’t been much crime in Rockton since the Time Killer killings but Captain Perry knows he’s going to need his whole team working together to catch the person that killed a local college professor and his girlfriend. Just as the clues start to come together there’s another murder. Max and Jesse find themselves disagreeing a lot as to who done it and why. This partnership is on the rocks and the town needs them now more than ever.

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About the Author

Todd M. Thiede is the author of "Time Killer", a top 100 amazon best seller novel. "Time Killer" is a murder mystery set in the small town of Rockton, Illinois. The town is rocked by a serial killer on the loose and 2 young detectives get paired up to try and find him before he kills again. Todd would love to hear from you at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 743 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H9HBYQ6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #111,316 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book has everything! 8 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince the saying goes well the same could be said for books! You have to read a lot of dross before finding a diamond and there is no doubt, this book is a diamond.

I am so glad I have discovered this author and his latest offering does not disappoint. It is well written, with characters that I felt really invested in. The plot was hugely enjoyable and take it from me, you won't see the end coming!

On my 'favorite authors' list to stay!

Please bring out the next one soon!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Crime Thriller. 11 Dec. 2013
Detective Max Larkin has just returned to work in the Rockton Police Department after being suspended for withholding information, following his solving of the `Time Killer' murders with his partner Jesse.

Straight away, Captain Perry has another case for the partners to solve. Professor Lawrence Finestein has been found dead, under unusual circumstances. As the detectives' try to discover a motive, who was responsible, and what made the killer brand his victim, the need for answers becomes more urgent as other victims start to appear, each with the same calling card.

Unfortunately, Max and Jesse just do not seem to be able to agree when the killer is caught and soon a rift appears, one which must be healed for the sake of everybody. As the tension mounts, new discoveries are made and it's time for Max and Jesse put their differences aside and work together.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this fast moving crime thriller. Right from page one it is action packed, with plenty of twists and turns, and a storyline, which keeps the reader guessing, right until the end.

An excellent second story in the Max Larkin Detective series, I look forward to reading more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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If you like detective stories, you are going like this one too. I had initially read one of the author’s previous books and liked what I read. The way the author writes, you are drawn into the pages. This one is about murders in a small town in the USA. I bought this as I thought it was value for money. Can’t beat a book that’s even less than a pound and it was worth every penny of it. I like the concept of the story. With detectives trying to trace a killer doing weird things to the body is something that will make you read the pages. The two detectives are interesting people too where they can’t at times but that’s going to happen all the time... The novel lives up to my expectation. I would not hesitate to obtain this book while it cheaply priced. Remember there are a few instances where it could be considered horror type of scenes but then you are reading a murder mystery and it’s expected.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling "who done it" with a relentless pace! 11 Jan. 2014
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A fantastic and thrilling crime drama, the pace of the book kept me breathless throughout. Occasionally books like this become just a list of "things that happen" but this had some good character development along the way, especially in the relationship between the two detectives, Max and Jesse. I was almost as deeply involved in the suspense of how their future detective endeavours would end up as I was in whether they would catch the killer. Would thoroughly recommend this book as a fun read with some great witty moments and a lot of suspense!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 10 Jan. 2014
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It was nice to read another book by Todd, shortly after reading Time Killer.In this book,we are shown another side of detective Max and detective Jesse's working relationship. This time around they have different views regarding who they think the murderer is and they have to work through these differences. At the same time Jesse is slowly losing confidence in Max as she feels he has not fully recovered from his last murder investigation of the Time Killer. I find Todd's style of writing brilliant and captivating, you get drawn into the story from the very first word. He brings out all kinds of emotions in you at the same time. I found myself closing my eyes in fear of what would happen next, even though anxious to know. This book was scary and yet fun to read. If you are looking for twists and turns you'll get it here. It takes real talent to write such a compelling story. I could not wait to find out who the killer was, the suspense was too much. Halfway through the book, unable to wait anymore,I read the end and then went back to see how it was worked out. I was totally surprised about the ending, it was not what I was expecting, and it totally threw me. Not many books can keep you on the edge for so long. If you like this genre of books you will not be disappointed, highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 8 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Another great book by Thiede, I loved it.
A very exciting read, written well with a great plot. The characters are well developed and I just can't wait for the next book.
I definitely recommend this book if you like this genre.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great work 7 Jan. 2014
By M. A.
Format:Kindle Edition
Another brilliantly written book form this much loved Max Larkin Detective Series. This story is one of a kind, but true to life in many cases. A big hat-tip to Todd for creating this piece of brilliance so we can all dive into a classic even before it is recognized as a classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfecto 7 Jan. 2014
By BBarnes
Format:Kindle Edition
I simply love this series, I was taken away by Time Killer and now the author has recaptured me with this magnificently written book. The truth is, there is no getting around the magnetism of Max and Jesse as they do it all the best they can (well not exactly), creating another captivating and 100% interesting story. Talent is talent and the author has shown it all off in this awesome book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good read
Read this while holidaying. It only took a few days. Can totally recommend it.
Will be looking for more by the same author.
Published 7 days ago by Ms Georgina S Jennings
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 21 days ago by Elveta Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent thriller
Thoroughly enjoyed this gripping thriller. The two main cops are likeable and interesting. The story keeps going while the reader tries to work out who the killer is. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read
I was quite surprised at first to find that the book was in third person present tense, as it's quite unusual to see that. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lisa F
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book featuring Max Larkin.
Like the first book from Todd, I have bought this second book twice now. Once in paperback and once for the kindle for when I go on vacation. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Simon Kenny
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Lies to Die For is a thrill ride of suspense from the first page to the last. Read more
Published 9 months ago by REgina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great thriller
"Lies to Die for" by Todd M. Thiede is a great thriller based on an excellent idea. Like with "Time Killer" a lot is said by the title and we have a murderer on our... Read more
Published 9 months ago by ChristophFischerBooks
1.0 out of 5 stars LIES TO Die for
One of the worst and most poorly written books I have ever read. Would not recommend it to anyone, very disappointing.
Published 10 months ago by Patricia Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Lies to Die good (Max Larkin) by Todd m Thiede
Really enjoyed this book/ this is the second one l have read of his l hopes there is some more.
Published 11 months ago by R mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars A highly entertaining 5***** read
Lies to Die for (Max Larkin Detective Series) by Todd M. Thiede

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