A Day in the Life of Maeve Conlon by Maggie Barbieri

Lies that BindSo, where did we leave off? Let’s start with the fact that I thought I was the only one with secrets. Turns out we all have secrets – me, Poole, even my kids – but the biggest secret-keeper of all was my dearly departed father.

I miss him terribly; I do. We were living on borrowed time anyway, and that’s what I need to tell myself. His mind was going and after the accident last year, his body was following but he was strong –the “strongest man alive” as he used to tell me – and it wasn’t long before everything just gave up. He gave up first. His body followed soon after. I never knew how much he really knew about me, his most perfect girl, but he loved me until the end, enough so that he never told me about her, my sister, Evelyn Conlon, gone for many years.

I know about her now, though; that’s what I keep telling myself. But who she is, and where she’s been, are two mysteries that I have to solve. Sometimes I feel like I have no one even though I’m surrounded by people who need me. It would be nice to have her, to have Evelyn, but the more I’m learning about who she is and why I don’t know her, the more I’m wondering if I am in too deep. But why should now be any different from before? I’m always in too deep, over my head. Maybe that’s where I like to be. Maybe that’s what makes me feel alive after feeling dead inside for so many years.

One thing I know for sure: I know that if I find her, I’ll love her.

The question is: will she love me?


You can read more about Maeve in Lies That Bind, the second book in the “Maeve Conlon” thriller series, published by Minotaur. The first book in the series is Once Upon A Lie.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 p.m. eastern on February 24 for the chance to win a copy of Lies that Bind. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your SPAM folder.

About the author
Maggie Barbieri is the author of the Murder 101 series, starring college professor and amateur sleuth Alison Bergeron and the more recent Maeve Conlon series, the second of which, LIES THAT BIND, publishes February 17. Maggie is a freelance textbook editor by day and lives in the Hudson Valley. Visit Maggie at her website, on Facebook or on Twitter.

42 responses to “A Day in the Life of Maeve Conlon by Maggie Barbieri

  1. Sounds intriguing.

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  2. This cover is so haunting….
    Thank you for the giveaway….

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  3. This is different from your usual read.

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  4. After the last book, I am really looking forward to Maeve’s next story! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  5. Sounds really interesting , thank you for the chance

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  6. I love thrillers and this sounds like a good one!

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  7. This sounds like an intriguing book~thank you for the review and contest!

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  8. I loved the first book and can’t wait to read more about Maeve’s life. Keep ’em coming, Ms. Barbieri!

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  9. Great series, a lot of suspense. Starts out so sad.

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  10. Thanks, everyone. This was a tough one for me to write but I felt like this was a story about Maeve that needed to be told. I hope you all enjoy it! Maggie

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  11. this sounds interesting. I haven’t read the first book, so I’ll have to put it on my reading list.

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  12. I read the first book in the series and I’m so thrilled that this book is now released. I’m looking forward into diving into this one.

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  13. I couldn’t put down the first Maeve story; it captivated me and while trying to read faster, not wanting it to end. Long wait for the next book, but not a doubt in my mind, worth it. Cannot wait!

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  14. Aimee Hix is all over this on FB. She’s got me heading out to buy book one.

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  15. Barbara Hackel

    Wow Maggie! I can hardly wait to see what happens in this new book. It sounds amazing. Thank you both for making the give-away possible for such an exciting book!

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  16. I love when a sale is made, too. Now, a happy reader? That makes me the happiest. Thank you, all!

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  17. Sounds like an interesting story, there’s certainly lots of background to draw on. I think I’d really enjoy this book and the whole series as it becomes available. Thanks.

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  18. Would love to add to my collection of series I must work on!

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  19. I love reading books with secrets, and this one sounds so very good. This one is a must read for me. Thanks for this chance to win it.

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  20. I would love to win this, it sounds very interesting! Thanks for the chance!

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  21. This book sounds intriguing! Thank you for the review and the contest!

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  22. I love the 101 series. Looking foreword to this new series.

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  23. Happy pub day, Maggie! Can’t wait to read it!

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  24. Sounds very interesting

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  25. This is my kinda book! I would LOVE to win!

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  26. This book is on my kindle and I can’t wait to read it.

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  27. I’d love to read this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win a free copy!

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  28. I would love to win this book! Sounds like a great read!

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  29. This book has a great plot.

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  30. Thanks for having this giveaway- I would love to win this!

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  31. Enthralling and captivating novel.

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  32. Interesting premise.

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  33. Sounds interesting.

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  34. This sound really good. I would love to read it.

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