House of Lies by Linda Rosencrance (December 2012)

Publication Date:
December 2012
Kensington Books
$6.99 paperback, $5.99 Kindle

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On January 21, 2013
Last modified:January 21, 2013


A pathetic excuse for a book. Simple as that.

House of Lies by Linda Rosencrance
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Kelly Cannon was pretty and married to a wealthy Nashville lawyer. But she also had a horrific drug problem.

Kelly’s drug addiction was so strong that rehabilitation proved pointless and her husband, Jim Cannon was tired of making the effort. Feeling he had no other option, he filed for divorce and asked for temporary custody of the couple’s three children.

She’d lost her home, her only source of income, and now her children. Needless to say, Kelly Cannon was angry. Very, very angry.

When Jim is found dead at his home in June 2008 and the children are no where to be found, Kelly is a prime suspect – especially after police find the children in her custody and hear her tale of stopping by her former home and being unable to locate Jim, leading her to take the children and flee.

Kelly’s story simply doesn’t ring true to detectives and as they trace Kelly’s steps in the hours before Jim’s murder, they’ll find there is a good reason why. The more they learn, the more proof they gain in proving Kelly is guilty of murdering the man she vowed to love forever.

Linda Rosencrance tackles the little publicized case of Jim and Kelly Cannon, a elite Nashville couple, whose marriage comes crumbling down amid a prescription painkiller addiction in House of Lies

What should have been a book with a sad but interesting story nonetheless is told freely in approximately the first 30 pages or so and then the rest is copy and paste from the trial transcripts or the alternative newspaper Nashville Scene.

Before reviewing any book, I give it my best shot at reading it – even if it requires a little skimming. I’m sad to say that I found myself skimming the remaining 270+ pages of this book. And I’m left summing up this book in one word: worthless.

Seldom do I give one star reviews because I can typically find something I like in every book. Not House of Secrets. To even spend a single cent on the book would be a waste of money and effort.

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2 Responses to “House of Lies by Linda Rosencrance (December 2012)”

  1. Trish says:

    I agree. Being from TN and having followed this story in all the TN media, I was really looking forward to this book. I fully expected the normal and usual true crime book of history, background and insight. Sadly, this book had none of that. Nothing new and no character development/explanations/understanding at all. Only transcripts and news print. I think this was one of the most disappointing books I have read in a long time.

  2. Kim Cantrell says:

    Trish, I’m too from Tennessee. You’re right on, everything in this book was simply regurgitated from the news media. So, so disappointing.

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