Lying Blind: A Nan Vining Mystery #6

Lying Blind A Nan Vining Mystery Homicide detective Nan Vining finds her world rocked when a murder investigation becomes chillingly personal in this hard edged thriller for fans of Patricia Cornwell Tana French and Lisa Gardner In

  • Title: Lying Blind: A Nan Vining Mystery #6
  • Author: Dianne Emley
  • ISBN: 9781101886618
  • Page: 316
  • Format: ebook
  • Homicide detective Nan Vining finds her world rocked when a murder investigation becomes chillingly personal in this hard edged thriller for fans of Patricia Cornwell, Tana French, and Lisa Gardner.In a breathtaking infinity pool on a sprawling Pasadena estate, the naked body of a beautiful young woman floats facedown in a drift of rose petals blowing on the breeze PoliceHomicide detective Nan Vining finds her world rocked when a murder investigation becomes chillingly personal in this hard edged thriller for fans of Patricia Cornwell, Tana French, and Lisa Gardner.In a breathtaking infinity pool on a sprawling Pasadena estate, the naked body of a beautiful young woman floats facedown in a drift of rose petals blowing on the breeze Police sergeant Jim Kissick responds instantly, pulling the dead victim from the water When his longtime girlfriend, Detective Nan Vining, arrives on scene, she s full of questions, and not just about the Jane Doe Why did the homeowner text Jim instead of calling 911 Jim s explanation that he s simply an old friend of Teddy and Rebecca Sexton s doesn t sit well with Nan A survivor of a bizarre murder attempt herself, Nan s instincts for deception are acute She senses that they re all hiding something including Jim, which plunges a wedge deep into their once steadfast relationship.Then a drought ravaged lake in a bucolic Central California town reveals a grisly secret Soon two local detectives arrive in Pasadena to interview Jim and his wealthy friends about a mysterious death from years back, and Nan realizes she has good reasons for her suspicions Jim s always been her rock, but suddenly he s become a stranger And once Nan identifies her Jane Doe, events careen out of control as darkness from the past threatens to consume the life that Nan has worked so hard to rebuild.

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    • Dianne Emley

      Los Angeles Times bestselling author Dianne Emley is a Los Angeles native, growing up far from the city s glitz and glamour in a hardscrabble neighborhood in the multicultural Northeast side, where she attended public schools She earned a B.A in Philosophy and an MBA, both from UCLA, and has held a variety of day jobs, mostly in business middle management For years during the early morning before she headed to the office, she wrote fiction Her first book, Cold Call a mystery about Iris Thorne a sexy, single L.A investment counselor in the greed is good late 1980s was sold at auction to Pocket Books Simon and Schuster and published in 1993 It was followed by four books in that series After Dianne moved to Pasadena, a historic city neighboring L.A and began volunteering for the Pasadena Police Department, she was inspired to take her writing in a new direction and began writing about Nan Vining a haunted and driven homicide detective and single mom The first in the series, The First Cut 2006 , was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and hit 1 on The series fifth, Killing Secrets, will be out in July 2015.The Night Visitor, a standalone paranormal mystery, was published in 2014.Critics around the world have praised Dianne s books, which have been published in 20 countries and translated into six languages A gripping page turner Library Journal Expertly plotted redolent with suspense and action Florida Sun Sentinel A superior piece of storytelling Los Angeles Times Relentless suspense Booklist Dianne lives in the Central California wine country with her husband where she writes full time and is a pretty good cook, an amateur oenophile, and a terrible golfer.

    928 thoughts on “Lying Blind: A Nan Vining Mystery #6

    • Jumping into a series after it's been up and running can be somewhat risky, but when I got the opportunity to read an advance copy in exchange for an honest review, this one sounded so good that I threw caution to the wind and agreed. And happily, even though this is the sixth book featuring homicide detective Nan Vining, it stands well enough on its own that I never felt at a disadvantage. The rather complicated story, which has a bundle of characters to keep straight, begins with the discovery [...]


    • I’m afraid I just didn’t find this story as gripping as I was hoping for. Maybe because I wasn’t emotionally invested in any of the characters, so I didn’t care about the dead body that sergeant Jim Heskett finds floating in a pool that looks so much like the fiancé who broke up with him twenty years ago. I also didn’t care about the fact that the people who called Jim instead of 911 are also connected to another suspicious death that occurred twenty years ago. Maybe I would have care [...]


    • Thank you, NetGalley, for the opportunity to read this book before publication. I have read all of the previous Nan Vining books and have been eagerly looking forward to this latest one.The series is set mostly in my hometown Pasadena area, which adds to the enjoyment for me. The action in this book takes place partly in Pasadena and partly in San Luis Obispo County. The plot involves two murders, one in the present day, the other 23 years ago. There is a large cast of characters. The writing is [...]


    • GNab I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Dianne Emley, and Random House Publishing Group - Alibi in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your hard work with me.This was a good police procedural, one of a series but stand alone, peopled with empathetic folks that you can immediately feel comfortable with. Nan Vining is a good cop, a thoughtful mom, a loyal friend. Jim is a man who has suffered much but is still that cop you want to have your back. [...]


    • I received this arc from Netgalley. This was a good read. Will keep you guessing and the pages flipping. Enjoyed it and will look for other books by this author.


    • Lying Blind, the sixth entry in the Nan Vining series by Dianne Emley, opens with an absolutely stunning description. Pink rose petals blown by the Santa Ana wind drift lazily on the crystal clear water of an infinity pool behind a Spanish Colonial Revival mansion on a hilltop overlooking Pasadena and Los Angeles. Underneath an equally crisp, blue sky, the scene presents “the illusion of a waterfall flowing over the edge of the world.”Of course, the dead body floating facedown in the pool do [...]


    • Lying Blind is the latest book in Dianne Emley’s Nan Vining mystery series. The story opens with Nan’s boyfriend and fellow PPD officer, Jim Kissick, rushing to a long time friend’s home to discover the body of a woman floating in their pool. Detective Nan Vining is the lead on the case and suddenly finds her life spiraling out of control as her boyfriend becomes personally involved in the case. At the same time, a body/skeleton is found in a lake from 20 years ago, that Jim and his friend [...]


    • When I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, I hadn't realized that it was one of a series. Hoping for the best, I dove into the book because the synopsis caught my attention.Nan Vining is a police detective who finds herself on the scene of a murder, where her boyfriend, fellow officer, Jim Kissick knows the homeowners from years ago. Nan senses that he knows them better than he lets on but he lies to her face. This case begins to tangle itself up with another case [...]


    • Two deaths twenty years apart, one in central California and one in Pasadena, bring our protagonists together for this well done procedural. It delves into the history of some of the protagonists and has enough chick lit to bring both old and new romances into it. The story is well written and absorbing. It is also fast reading. Great for a weekend. Thanks to Net Galley and Alibi for an ARC for an honest review.


    • This is the first book I have read by Dianne Emley and the first in the Nan Vining mystery. I can't say I lliked the Lying Blind in fact I give it 3 1\2 stars. I felt the story dragged along several times to the point I found myself skipping or skimming the pages. The story is written in 3rd person and sometimes seems to have a omniscient narrator who is telling the story. Which I wonders if that is the reason I felt the story was bogged down. There are moments where the author becomes too wordy [...]


    • If you are a detective Nan Vining fan, you’ll want to dig into this suspenseful mystery. Emley doubles everything in this story. Setting: Both in Pasadea, California and San Luis Obispo. Plot: Not one but two murders, one present day and one in the past. Plus, this case becomes personal! A police procedural, Emley knows her stuff.-- Review can be found at Le Coeur de l'Artiste djadamson/le-coeur-de-


    • An exciting story that includes suspense and romance as the murder of a young woman in the present becomes linked with the disappearance of a young woman in the past. If you are into fashion, the book includes descriptions of the clothing worn by almost everyone in the story. The descriptions help to define the characters and humanize them. Despite the many clues along the way, I was surprised at the ending as the murderer was unveiled. The book is easy to read and hard to put down.


    • I’m kind of partial to procedurals with “plucky” heroines (think Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, French’s Antoinette Conway or Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone). So, when I read that Dianne Emley had a new book, Lying Blind, featuring the recurring character Detective Nan Vining (a character I had never encountered) and that the new book was described as a “hard-edged thriller for fans of Patricia Cornwell, Tana French, and Lisa Gardner,” I was ready to meet Nan!How have I missed this series [...]


    • I received a free advance e-copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book that I’ve read by Dianne Emley and in the Nan Vining series. The story grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go. I stayed up into the wee hours in order to find out what happens between Luke and Nan and whodunit. This is a well-written police procedural with an excellent plot and well-developed characters. The author gives enough background so the reader can fo [...]


    • This detective novel had enough twists and turns to keep it interesting, but I wouldn't necessarily say they were all plausible. Several of the clues leading the police to solve parts of the case seemed way too conveniently placed, and the suspects never give themselves away. Every time someone is arrested or questioned, it's based purely on one of the cops assuming that they've solved the case, so they proceed to lay out their theory for the suspect, who never once admits to anything. The myste [...]


    • I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. Although I have not read any previous Nan Vining mysteries, this story stood on its own and did not depend on prior knowledge of the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot development. The author's descriptions of the scenes made them realistic without being overdone. The identity of the guilty individual was not obvious until the end of the book. I look forward to reading more books by Dianne Emley.


    • Ms Emley went in a whole new direction!What I didn’t like: I decided to put this section first because I wanted to address the beginning of Lying Blind. I almost felt like the book was broken into two segments and I wasn’t exactly enjoying the first, which I label the prelude.It moved slowly, didn’t keep me engaged and I struggled to keep reading. I’m usually a big fan of romantic suspense without ALL the romance but Lying Blind needed a bit more fire between the heroine, Nan Vining and [...]


    • I had not read this series before Netgalley granted me an ARC and I'm glad they did because now I've discovered a new author to follow. Emley has written a page turner with enough twists to keep even an inveterate mystery reader guessing. Nan is an interesting turn on the stereotypical female detective; her relationship with Jim is also interesting, especially as they face questions he doesn't want to answer. No spoilers on this one but it's a quick read (also it's fairly short) that will keep y [...]


    • Fantastic storyline with characters that feel so real I almost forgot, they were not actors. Wanted to kick Jim in the shins a few times. Loved Luke and I so see him and Nan together. This is one of those mystery books that you have figured out who done it (and you're right) but as the truth unfolds you're sitting there with your mouth openen stand and applaud. Great read I did not want to put it down I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more from this author. Received ARC fr [...]


    • Truly an excellent read. Ended much too soon. The outcome surprised me. I was expecting the other half of the marriage to he the culprit. Very sad storyline in reference to the young daughter. Great detective plot, mystery, and intrigue. Anxious to see what's next for Nan and Jim.


    • Lying Blind is the latest story by Dianne Emley. about her heroine, Nan Vining. Ms Emley does an excellent job of giving the reader a mystery to solve and a personal story about Nan. Ms Emley has a special knack of putting the reader in the story and seeing what the characters are seeing and doing. I was given an early copy to review.


    • I always look forward to a new Nan Vining mystery, and "Lying Blind" gets off to a powerful start when the case Nan is working turns very personal, very fast. Author Emley has not only crafted a page-turning mystery, but one that takes Nan into new territory, both geographically and emotionally. There's a also new character, a charismatic cop from California's Central Coast, who's compelling enough to merit his own series. To tell more would be a spoiler -- but it all makes for a great read!


    • Lying Blind is an interesting crime story, though it never fully grabbed my attention.The writing is a mix of third person and omniscient narration, so we flick in and out of random character's thoughts and perspectives without much rhyme or reason. At one point, we spend several pages getting to know two teenage girls, whose only role in the book is in finding a dead body. We don't see those girls again, and so all that time learning about them feels pointless. The lack of focus results in Nan [...]


    • I would like to thank NetGalley, Ms. Emley, and Alibi for allowing me to have an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an impartial review. I am beginning to discover that I really like Alibi books and look forward to reading more of them!This is the first book I've read by Ms. Emley and I'm thankful I was given the chance to read this one. I had no idea there were others and the book is one of those in a series that can also stand alone. (Thank you SO much for that as I dislike books that [...]


    • Let me begin my saying that although this is book number six in a series, you do not need to have read the previous books in order for this story to make sense. Yes, there are certain events from prior books mentioned, but that does not take away from the reader's ability to enjoy this story as a stand-alone.Wow. What another phenomenal installment to this series! Every time I read one of her stories, I feel like it couldn't possibly be better than the last, and some how she manages to do just t [...]


    • This was an absorbing murder, mystery with lots of twist and turns. There were some very good characters linking well into the story and with some fascinating interactions. The conclusion was excellent with most of the uncertainties resolved. I hope Nan follows her heart!


    • This story grabbed me from the start and kept me guessing about, "who done it". I didn't want to put the book down and reluctantly had to put the book away each night when I could no longer keep my eyes open. Loved the main story line, the intelligent and not overly descriptive story line as well as the background story of the main character and her private life. Although this book stands just fine on its own I will definitely go back to the other books in this series. The ending of this install [...]


    • Sgt Jim Kissick is first at the scene of drowning. The victims has drowned in the pool of a wealthy, blind homeowner. The victim strongly resembles the homeowners wife, but they all deny knowing who she is. Police Det Nan Vining is lead on the case. She and Jim are long time lovers. When Jim explains to her how he came to be first on the scene Nan realizes he has a past connection to the wife. He is also very evasive when Nan questions him about his past with the couple. Nan knows she is not get [...]


    • A young woman is found dead floating in an infinity pool. Instead of calling 911, the home owner Teddy Sexton calls his friend Sergeant Jim Kissick. When Jim’s girlfriend Detective Nan Vining arrives on the scene, why he did this is one of the many questions she has. She senses that everyone involved, included Jim, is hiding something. The unknown victim looks exactly like the homeowner’s wife Rebecca as she looked 20 years before, yet no one has any idea who she is. Nan’s doubts about Jim [...]


    • Where do I beginFirst and foremostis book was absolutely phenomenal. The story, the character direction (made me a bit sad), this book made you invested, made you feel. Sometimes I hated the character, sometimes I was visibly cringing mixed with sadness. The point made me FEEL. And when an author can do thatwell in my opinion they knock it out of the park as did Dianne Emley.I've been reading this series from the start and I have always enjoyed her writing. Nan Vining is quite the character. Dam [...]


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