When First We Practice to Deceive (book 3)
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In the entertainment world, everyone wants something. Some will kill to make it so.
The pieces are falling into place as the murder investigations into two of entertainment’s bright stars receive help from a mysterious riddle, previously concealed evidence, and a voice from the past. Life and death meet head-on in a cataclysmic finale that will shake the foundations of an entire industry.
In the aftermath of the explosion, the music industry continues in its soul-crushing vortex of creating superstars and spinning lies into truth. The Grants, royals of rock-n-roll, make a decision that will strain Ben’s family and lead a killer to their front door. Chris wrestles with his obsession over the only woman he ever loved. His solo career thrives as his fragile marriage suffers under the weight of jealousy and unspeakable betrayal.
The walls continue to crumble around LSI’s mighty fortress. Jameson Lockhardt has used every weapon in his arsenal to avoid the exposure of his past. A past that includes the details behind his failed marriage, his son’s illness, and a trail of bodies upon which he built his recording empire. Only Ross Alexander knows the truth about the biggest name – the biggest monster – in entertainment. And Jameson has left him nothing to lose.
An unsuspecting Bobby Lockhardt prepares to take over upon his father’s retirement. Raised by a mother no one discusses, he has compartmentalized his life into two distinct periods: the past and the future. He struggles with both. But when the chance for love challenges him to confront his demons, he finds shocking answers to questions he never dared ask.
Reporter Miles Macy and his Metro Dade allies grow frustrated as they continue their off the books investigation into the Grant murders. A mysterious riddle from an anonymous source, previously concealed evidence, and a voice from the past converge to fill in missing pieces and provide closure to more than one grieving family.
Loyalties shift, bonds of love are tested, and friendships are strengthened. Life and death meet head-on in a cataclysmic finale that will shake the foundations of an entire industry.
What People Are Saying About The Ties That Bind Saga
The Ties That Bind is a page-turning peek into the underbelly of the music business. Ms. O’Brien’s take on the machinations behind the glitz and glamour of the music world is a stark reminder that all that glitters isn’t gold, and that business isn’t always business. Heather O’Brien is a prolific voice and an extraordinarily gifted storyteller.
~ Charlie Spickler, Writer, Director “Annie’s World,” “Rescue! Brooklyn,” “Bard of the Village
The Ties That Bind saga is a modern day masterpiece that is equal parts beauty and tragedy. Heather O’Brien doesn’t only tell the story, she makes the reader feel like they are living the story.
~ Jacob Bunton, Emmy-winning composer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Heather O’Brien’s The Ties That Bind is a rock ‘n roll master class. This riveting ride of suspense, love, drama and heartbreak leads to surprises around the curve one never sees coming. Farin is headed for stardom and she’s surrounded by a supporting cast of famous characters. But she is swimming with sharks. It’s the shady, greedy, and sometimes mentoring world of the recording business. There are layers of motives, loves, family secrets, perversions, and assaults of the soul. O’Brien sends you a lifejacket while reading—you are buoyed by her incredible storytelling. Be prepared to be shocked, shaken…more so, you will be tremendously moved.
~ Ryan Rayston, author “The Quiet Sound of Disappearing,” “Softly Goes the Water”