Book Of The Day – A Thin Film Of Lies

by Ron on November 20, 2015

Today’s Book of the Day is a Christian Suspense novel by award-winning author C. S. Lakin and it’s 75% off for a limited time. A Thin Film of Lies has a 4.3 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“Wow! I started reading this book a few hours ago and I simply could not stop reading!” Rhonda – Amazon Reviewer

A Thin Film of Lies
by C. S. Lakin
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.99 save $3


Award-Winning Author

Homicide detective Fran Anders’s latest case throws her into the lives of Mike and Alisa Jepson, a couple whose marriage is disintegrating fast.

When leads coming into the precinct point at Mike Jepson as guilty of murder, Fran watches the damage wrought on this couple, yet is unable to ignore the incriminating evidence. When Mike ends up arrested and in jail, Alisa takes comfort in a friend—Dee Dee—who moves in with her but soon becomes her worst nightmare. Mike hires a PI who uncovers clues to who is setting Mike up, but Alisa is caught in a trap before Mike can protect her.

Although Fran reaches out to Alisa during her crisis of faith, she is unable to stop events from barreling toward a crash. Yet, despite the tragedies to follow, Fran sees how God has used the Jepsons’ trials and pain to bring Alisa back into His arms, with hope that Mike might follow suit.

Fran is a dedicated, no-frills cop who takes her job seriously but with a wry sense of humor. She suffers from the unbearable heat, from unrelenting allergies, but does not suffer fools. As much as she wants to please her superiors, she knows her true boss is — God — and she answers first and foremost to his leading, which sometimes takes her beyond the call of duty, often to the ire of those around her. A middle-aged, divorced, single parent with two teens, Fran hopes someday to find a great man and remarry, but she’s not holding her breath. Right now, she just wants to be a good cop and mother, and use her faith to help those she encounters in her line of work learn there’s someone “up there” who truly cares for them.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Something about this book caught my attention. I jumped on it. I am so glad that I did. Lakin created such depth with her characters and wove such an intricate web of twists and turns. She had me guessing until the very end. The ending was very unexpected and yet perfect! If you enjoy mysteries, or crime scene detective shows this book is definitely for you!


This book is a very well written thriller which has a strong Christian theme running through it. It starts off with a hit and run which is initially thought to be an accident but quickly escalates into a murder case. I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good Christian Thriller.


I really enjoyed reading this novel because it not only kept me in suspense of who was the murderer if it wasn’t Mike, then why was someone pinning it on him. Each character was well described and you felt like you were right there with them.


A Thin Film of Lies delivers an enthralling read. Once the story got going I couldn’t read fast enough to find out what happened. The main characters and the twists their lives took kept me guessing, and the ending took me completely by surprise.


I really enjoyed reading Susanne Lakin’s book “A Thin Film of Lies”. This book is a homicide novel filled with suspense and action, with a spiritual overtone to it. It was exciting and engaging while still not being too graphic. I rate this book a 5 star. It captured my interest and kept it throughout the story.

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About The Author

C. S. Lakin is an award-winning novelist, writing instructor, and professional copyeditor who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lakin’s award-winning blog for writers: provides deep writing instruction and posts on industry trends. Her site features her critique services. She teaches workshops and critiques at writing conferences and workshops around the country.

Her seven-book fantasy series, The Gates of Heaven, are out in print and ebook, allegorical fairy tales drawing from classic tales we all read in our childhood.

Lakin’s relational drama, Someone to Blame, won the 2009 Zondervan First Novel award, released October 2010. Her other suspense/mysteries are Innocent Little Crimes (top 100 in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest), A Thin Film of Lies, Intended for Harm, and Conundrum. And sci-fi enthusiasts will love Time Sniffers: a wild young adult romance that will entangle you in time!

Lakin also publishes writing craft books in the series The Writer’s Toolbox, which help novelists learn how to write great books!

Follow her on Twitter: @cslakin and @livewritethrive and like her Facebook Author Page:

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