Friday, February 5, 2010

Schooled In Lies By Angela Henry

Schooled In Lies
By Angela Henry

About The 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:
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 library reference specialist, 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 her website at and her blog at Connect with Angela on Twitter at

My Thoughts: The first thing I want you to know about this author is that she can draw you into this story in just 2 1/2 pages, literally. And in the next 20 pages, she has you so hooked on her growing list of characters that, not reading this book is never going to be an option. I know all of that sounds dramatic, but it's really what happened to  me.  This is a mystery/suspense with lots of twisty turns, cutting humor, brilliant narrative, and gritty revelations about Kendra's past high school life and classmates, some of which, are dieing. Author Angela Henry's voice is witty and sharp. Her characters are so complete, I've added them to my list of neighbors. *smiles* Only the good ones, that is. Secrets, secrets everywhere. They're yours to discover in Schooled In Lies.

Teaser Snippet"
~In retrospect, looking down at my torn shirt on the drive home, I was lucky she hadn't blacked my eye. The moment after the words had come out of my mouth she'd grabbed me by the front of my shirt, dragged me wordlessly to the front door, opened it, pushed me out, and slammed the door behingd me...
A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by the author.


  1. Thanks for all you do, Between the Pages! You've been nominated for a Kreativ Blogger Award:

  2. Thanks for dropping by Amber. Since I've already been a recipient of this award, I'll let you pass this to another Kreativ blogger that doesn't yet have one. Thank you so much for thinking of Between The Lines.