The Perfect Lie by Joshua Slate
It should have been a perfect morning at Six Oaks Golf and Country Club: the sky was baby blue, the air cool, the fairways glistened with dew, and the surrounding woods were quiet excerpt for the chirping of songbirds…. Noli Anderson, at thirty-two, a former winner on the professional golf tour and now co-owner of this small slice of paradise,is playing a quick nine holes before the first golfers arrive. But what starts off peacefully, quickly turns into nightmare when Noli discovers the body of a murdered and mutilated dog blocking a small waterfall. Soon Noli’s own life will be in danger.... And so Noli is drawn into a fight against an invisible enemy. But who is it? A person? A company? What’s it after? Extortion? Take over the club for its real estate value? Revenge? Why is his business partner falling apart? And exactly who on their board can be trusted?.... "The Perfect Lie" is a mystery in the mold of the wildly successful Dick Francis novels.... "The Perfect Lie" is a story of quiet heroism. It is a story of old fears broken and new love discovered. It is a story of cunning and deception, of deceit and courage, of tough choices, and of both the sparkling possibilities and the terrible traps that lie in wait on an otherwise perfect day.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This was an ok mystery. Nothing special. Not even a real good mystery. The suspect was not surprising. The motives were transparent. The "romance" was blah. The story line drags on and on with "memories" of golf days past that have nothing to do with the plot itself. It does nothing more than make it harder to trudge through the story line. I think if the story moved along at a little faster pace, it would have been better. There were a few interesting points. But not enough. It wasn't thrilling. If you're a golf lover, maybe you'll love this. But as an avid mystery and sports fan, I found it to be too dull. Cut out some of the unnecessary parts and it may be better.
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