Pack of Lies (Paranormal Scene Investigations #2)

Pack of Lies (Paranormal Scene Investigations #2)

My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty awesome, right? The Cosa Nostradamus, the magical community, isn't quick to give up its secrets, though. Not even to fellow members. Not even when it's in their best inter My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an invest...

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Title:Pack of Lies (Paranormal Scene Investigations #2)
Author:Laura Anne Gilman
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0373803249
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:378 pages pages

Pack of Lies (Paranormal Scene Investigations #2) Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jan 20, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

    On the heels of Gilman's Hard Magic, Pack of Lies is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series. I was impressed with the debut and so had high expectations for this novel to be equally as entertaining. In Pack of Lies, the PUPI team have been involved in a handful...

    Pack of Lies is a decent crime-investigation type of novel mixed with a lot of magic and paranormal. The world is fairly interesting, following the usual urban-fantasy traits: modern setting - check, magic - check, secret paranormal society - check. The magic model is one of more in...

    Pack of Lies By Laura Anne Gilman Copyright February 2011 Publisher Luna My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty aw...

    If I were prone to theatrics I'd be shouting OMG! while jumping giddily around as I try to write this review. Of course we all know that I'm NOT like that and instead I'm sitting here sedately contemplating the universe and all manner of quiet, introspective things. Oh, wait! I'm not d...

  • Kathy
    Jul 06, 2012

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

  • Julia
    Jan 18, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

  • Rhonda
    Sep 14, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

    On the heels of Gilman's Hard Magic, Pack of Lies is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series. I was impressed with the debut and so had high expectations for this novel to be equally as entertaining. In Pack of Lies, the PUPI team have been involved in a handful...

    Pack of Lies is a decent crime-investigation type of novel mixed with a lot of magic and paranormal. The world is fairly interesting, following the usual urban-fantasy traits: modern setting - check, magic - check, secret paranormal society - check. The magic model is one of more in...

    Pack of Lies By Laura Anne Gilman Copyright February 2011 Publisher Luna My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty aw...

    If I were prone to theatrics I'd be shouting OMG! while jumping giddily around as I try to write this review. Of course we all know that I'm NOT like that and instead I'm sitting here sedately contemplating the universe and all manner of quiet, introspective things. Oh, wait! I'm not d...

    This is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations Series and I did not get a chance to read the first book, Hard Magic. I was easily able to start with book 2 and not feel like I was missing any valuable information. I like when a book in a series can also stand on its own...

    Pack of Lies picks up a few months after Hard Magic ends. It is told from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally it switches to the third person. The story gives us a better view of the paranormal creatures that exist alongside the magic users, also known at Talents. Book two in...

    This was the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations by Laura Anne Gilman and read by Romy Nordlinger. I started this audiobook soon after the conclusion of Hard Magic. It was easy to dive right back into the story, though the author did give us a bit of a catch up at the be...

    I like this series. This is the second book in this series but the third one I have read in the last two days. PUPI has now been open for 8 months. They are all working well together as a team. Still a lot of people don't want them around afraid of what they might find. Ian is excit...

  • Julia
    Apr 06, 2014

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

  • Katharine Kimbriel
    Feb 05, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

  • ❂ Jennifer
    Nov 29, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

  • Cathy
    Feb 12, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    Dec 28, 2010

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

    On the heels of Gilman's Hard Magic, Pack of Lies is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series. I was impressed with the debut and so had high expectations for this novel to be equally as entertaining. In Pack of Lies, the PUPI team have been involved in a handful...

  • Chichipio
    May 24, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

  • Barbara ★
    Apr 27, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

  • Elizabeth
    Jan 29, 2014

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Jan 12, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

  • Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
    Nov 23, 2010

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

  • Shelley
    Aug 28, 2010

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    Jan 20, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

  • Estara
    Apr 28, 2012

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

    On the heels of Gilman's Hard Magic, Pack of Lies is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series. I was impressed with the debut and so had high expectations for this novel to be equally as entertaining. In Pack of Lies, the PUPI team have been involved in a handful...

    Pack of Lies is a decent crime-investigation type of novel mixed with a lot of magic and paranormal. The world is fairly interesting, following the usual urban-fantasy traits: modern setting - check, magic - check, secret paranormal society - check. The magic model is one of more in...

    Pack of Lies By Laura Anne Gilman Copyright February 2011 Publisher Luna My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty aw...

    If I were prone to theatrics I'd be shouting OMG! while jumping giddily around as I try to write this review. Of course we all know that I'm NOT like that and instead I'm sitting here sedately contemplating the universe and all manner of quiet, introspective things. Oh, wait! I'm not d...

    This is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations Series and I did not get a chance to read the first book, Hard Magic. I was easily able to start with book 2 and not feel like I was missing any valuable information. I like when a book in a series can also stand on its own...

    Pack of Lies picks up a few months after Hard Magic ends. It is told from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally it switches to the third person. The story gives us a better view of the paranormal creatures that exist alongside the magic users, also known at Talents. Book two in...

    This was the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations by Laura Anne Gilman and read by Romy Nordlinger. I started this audiobook soon after the conclusion of Hard Magic. It was easy to dive right back into the story, though the author did give us a bit of a catch up at the be...

    I like this series. This is the second book in this series but the third one I have read in the last two days. PUPI has now been open for 8 months. They are all working well together as a team. Still a lot of people don't want them around afraid of what they might find. Ian is excit...

    Hmm, the plot overshadowed the characters occasionally in this book, I thought. And because it was particularly sordid - and explored the implications of rape from all sides really well (Bonita's reaction was totally believable to me, if really sad to read), it took on a gravitas that ...

  • Nora-adrienne
    Jan 12, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

    On the heels of Gilman's Hard Magic, Pack of Lies is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series. I was impressed with the debut and so had high expectations for this novel to be equally as entertaining. In Pack of Lies, the PUPI team have been involved in a handful...

    Pack of Lies is a decent crime-investigation type of novel mixed with a lot of magic and paranormal. The world is fairly interesting, following the usual urban-fantasy traits: modern setting - check, magic - check, secret paranormal society - check. The magic model is one of more in...

    Pack of Lies By Laura Anne Gilman Copyright February 2011 Publisher Luna My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty aw...

  • Kt
    Jan 14, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

  • Stephanie
    Oct 31, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

  • Carol.
    Mar 21, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

  • Angela
    Dec 06, 2012

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

  • Scooper Speaks
    Jan 30, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

    On the heels of Gilman's Hard Magic, Pack of Lies is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series. I was impressed with the debut and so had high expectations for this novel to be equally as entertaining. In Pack of Lies, the PUPI team have been involved in a handful...

    Pack of Lies is a decent crime-investigation type of novel mixed with a lot of magic and paranormal. The world is fairly interesting, following the usual urban-fantasy traits: modern setting - check, magic - check, secret paranormal society - check. The magic model is one of more in...

    Pack of Lies By Laura Anne Gilman Copyright February 2011 Publisher Luna My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty aw...

    If I were prone to theatrics I'd be shouting OMG! while jumping giddily around as I try to write this review. Of course we all know that I'm NOT like that and instead I'm sitting here sedately contemplating the universe and all manner of quiet, introspective things. Oh, wait! I'm not d...

    This is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations Series and I did not get a chance to read the first book, Hard Magic. I was easily able to start with book 2 and not feel like I was missing any valuable information. I like when a book in a series can also stand on its own...

    Pack of Lies picks up a few months after Hard Magic ends. It is told from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally it switches to the third person. The story gives us a better view of the paranormal creatures that exist alongside the magic users, also known at Talents. Book two in...

  • Shannon
    Jan 24, 2011

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

    On the heels of Gilman's Hard Magic, Pack of Lies is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series. I was impressed with the debut and so had high expectations for this novel to be equally as entertaining. In Pack of Lies, the PUPI team have been involved in a handful...

    Pack of Lies is a decent crime-investigation type of novel mixed with a lot of magic and paranormal. The world is fairly interesting, following the usual urban-fantasy traits: modern setting - check, magic - check, secret paranormal society - check. The magic model is one of more in...

    Pack of Lies By Laura Anne Gilman Copyright February 2011 Publisher Luna My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty aw...

    If I were prone to theatrics I'd be shouting OMG! while jumping giddily around as I try to write this review. Of course we all know that I'm NOT like that and instead I'm sitting here sedately contemplating the universe and all manner of quiet, introspective things. Oh, wait! I'm not d...

    This is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations Series and I did not get a chance to read the first book, Hard Magic. I was easily able to start with book 2 and not feel like I was missing any valuable information. I like when a book in a series can also stand on its own...

  • CRO
    Dec 06, 2012

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

  • Shdnx
    Aug 06, 2012

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

    On the heels of Gilman's Hard Magic, Pack of Lies is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series. I was impressed with the debut and so had high expectations for this novel to be equally as entertaining. In Pack of Lies, the PUPI team have been involved in a handful...

    Pack of Lies is a decent crime-investigation type of novel mixed with a lot of magic and paranormal. The world is fairly interesting, following the usual urban-fantasy traits: modern setting - check, magic - check, secret paranormal society - check. The magic model is one of more in...

  • Judy
    Dec 01, 2013

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...

    Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/02/rev... Favorite Quote:?Nifty gave me six fingers for skill. I gave him one in reply.? Bonita (Bonnie) Torres was an unemployed collage student 8 months ago. Now she?s an investigator for PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paran...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at this style of storytelling, and easily ...

    Setting: New York ? Bonita?s apartment, PUPI offices, council chambers, crime scene walking distance from a club Theme: Politics, hidden agendas, what is the true crime?, unbiased truth Characters: Fatae v human v Talent ? elves/fairies/demons/dragons/etc v human v magic u...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: www.allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com I have always been a sucker for magic mixed with realism, for me, mundane details about a fantastical premise make everything that much more enjoyable and plausible. Laura Anne Gilman is a master at...

    **Review** Pack of Lies picks up a few months after the events of Hard Magic. It is told, once again, from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally switches to other characters like Ben, and Ian's sister Aden as well as certain villains who want to bring an end to the P.U.P.I.'s (Pri...

    I'm happy to say that this book was just as good as I'd hoped it would be. The first book in this series was a bit slow getting going. Despite having the same system of magic and location as Gilman's Retrievers series, everything still needed to be laid out, plus the new ideas behind t...

    On the heels of Gilman's Hard Magic, Pack of Lies is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series. I was impressed with the debut and so had high expectations for this novel to be equally as entertaining. In Pack of Lies, the PUPI team have been involved in a handful...

    Pack of Lies is a decent crime-investigation type of novel mixed with a lot of magic and paranormal. The world is fairly interesting, following the usual urban-fantasy traits: modern setting - check, magic - check, secret paranormal society - check. The magic model is one of more in...

    Pack of Lies By Laura Anne Gilman Copyright February 2011 Publisher Luna My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty aw...

    If I were prone to theatrics I'd be shouting OMG! while jumping giddily around as I try to write this review. Of course we all know that I'm NOT like that and instead I'm sitting here sedately contemplating the universe and all manner of quiet, introspective things. Oh, wait! I'm not d...

    This is the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations Series and I did not get a chance to read the first book, Hard Magic. I was easily able to start with book 2 and not feel like I was missing any valuable information. I like when a book in a series can also stand on its own...

    Pack of Lies picks up a few months after Hard Magic ends. It is told from Bonnie?s point of view, but occasionally it switches to the third person. The story gives us a better view of the paranormal creatures that exist alongside the magic users, also known at Talents. Book two in...

    This was the second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations by Laura Anne Gilman and read by Romy Nordlinger. I started this audiobook soon after the conclusion of Hard Magic. It was easy to dive right back into the story, though the author did give us a bit of a catch up at the be...

  • Jeanne Satre
    Nov 06, 2012

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

  • Maya
    Dec 14, 2017

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

  • Stephanie Rinkel
    Jun 06, 2017

    I have to tell you, reviews I wrote in 2011 were pretty shitty. Bad enough that I only had the vaguest idea of the plot. So, I've erased 2011 and decided to be more explicit. You're welcome, Future carol. The second in a series, Pack of Lies continues to center on Bonita Torres and ...

    3.5 Stars I read the first book in this series, Hard Magic in August of 2014, and I'm having trouble remembering a lot of the plot and specifics regarding the characters. It was a pleasant enough read, but definitely felt light. In fact, I even recommended it for those looking for...

    A solid 3-star, but never even close to being a 4. With the introductions out of the way, there was more time to explore the team and its dynamic. While I enjoyed how the worked the case and nobody was too annoying, I still can't feel a strong connection to any of the characters. Wi...

    A very Cranky 3 stars There were some really interesting things about this book that would definitely be a fun read for a lot of people interested in this genre ? (it's like your typical crime scene procedural/ let's solve the mystery but with magic ala urban fantasy) but.... the...

    I loved the first book in this series but this one has some serious problems. First off the POV is limited to Bonnie but the big mystery within the group is Ian's sister who has set out to destroy the paranormal investigators that her brother co-runs. And there's not a good enough reas...

    Unfortunately this main character was built up to be a 22yo club girl...which she just wasn't. So she has casual sex, but wait no then she says all her relationships are relationships, and knows what four clubs are called and gets in with the bouncer. None of these details went very fa...

    The author often rehashes details from the previous book, to the extent it feels like it would be considerably shorter without their inclusion. The relationship between the characters - especially the protagonist and her boss - is at times deeply cliched and somewhat cringe-inducing. T...

    Pack of Lies is the second of the Paranormal Scene Investigations, as the publisher calls the urban fantasies about Bonita Torres, Talent (that?s a human magic-user to you) and now a PUPI, a Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigator. That unaffiliated part is important, because Bo...

    The PUPI team gets a case that seems pretty open and shut. However, they quickly realize things are much more complicated. Tensions rise between the humans and the fatae and it will only take a single spark to ignite a dangerous showdown. Its up to the team to get to the bottom of the ...

    Pack of Lies is the second book in Laura Anne Gilman?s PSI series & it is such a better read then book 1. Now we have the scene set from book one, we are familiar with the characters & their habits. Plus the plot in this book goes more indepth than that of book 1. Pack of Lie...

    The agents of PUPI (Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations) are Bonita Torres, Nick, Sharon, Pietr and Nifty with bosses Benjamin Venec and Ian Stosser. They investigate mysteries that occur in the Fae community that may or may not involve humans. They are a completely non-bias...

    I'm really enjoying this series. This second book had a great main plot, although it's hard to get used to the 'bad guy' not being brought forth and made to face justice. This series is about a team that finds out the facts about what happened during a crime, not about bringing the per...

    Original review at http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo... on January 17, 2011 PACK OF LIES Laura Anne Gilman http://www.lauraannegilman.net/blog/?... Harlequin Luna Books Imprint http://www.eharlequin.com/store.html?... Release Date 01/18/2011 (Amazon date) E-ARC provided by p...

    Makes me wonder of Claire (?), Zaki's girlfriend, is the mysterious killer from the first tome. ...

    the second one is somewhat better than the first. ...