Monday, October 4, 2010

Guest Review: Schooled in Lies 'A Kendra Clayton Novel' by: Angela Henry

What Nora Thought:

This was a book that kept you constantly engaged and guessing. One minute you thought you knew who the culprit was, and then you found out differently. The ending was kind of a surprise. I had figured this guy for the murder, but during the story I was led to change my mind.

Every character involved had some type of secret they were trying to hide. And some of those secrets will shock you. I found myself saying, no way, that can’t be true, for real. This is a book about normal people with everyday problems trying to hide their skeletons. I think this is a definite read.

About The Book:
(From Pump Up Your Book)

GED instructor Kendra Clayton’s high school days were nothing to brag about. So she’s not too thrilled when on top of having to take a class to renew her teaching certificate or be fired, she gets roped into serving on her high school’s reunion committee.

Spending time with her former classmates is even less fun than having a root canal. Then to make matters worse, Kendra and the other committee members start receiving strange messages and having freak accidents. When one of the accidents results in a death, Kendra is convinced it’s murder. Unfortunately, neither the reunion committee nor the police take her seriously.

To try and prevent another death-and to keep from worrying about all the time her sweetie, Carl, has been spending with his scheming ex-wife-Kendra digs into the lives of her fellow committee members and uncovers enough secrets, lies, and betrayal to make her head spin. When a second murder occurs, Kendra realizes she needs to watch her back in her search for the truth before a killer turns her into another buried secret.

About The Author:
(Also from PUYP)

Angela Henry was once told that her past life careers included spy, researcher, and investigator. She stuck with what she knew because today she’s a mystery writing librarian, who loves to people watch and eavesdrop on conversations. She’s the author of four mysteries featuring equally nosy amateur sleuth Kendra Clayton, and is also the founder of the award-winning MystNoir website, which promotes African-American mystery writers, and was named a “Hot Site” by USA When she’s not working, writing, or practicing her stealth, she loves to travel, is connoisseur of B horror movies, and an admitted anime addict. She lives in Ohio and is currently hard at work trying to meet her next deadline. You can visit Angela online at


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