The stories you tell / Kristen Lepionka.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A late-night phone call is never good news, especially when you're Roxane Weary. This one is from her brother Andrew whose evening was interrupted by a visit from Addison, a hip young DJ he knows from the hotel bar where he works. She was drunk, bloody, and hysterical, but she wouldn't say what was wrong. After using his phone, she left as quickly as she appeared, and Andrew is worried. That's when he calls Roxane. But another late-night call occurs as well: Addison's father calls the police after getting a panicked voicemail from his daughter. The only thing he could understand is the address she gave in the message--Andrew's. Before long, the police are asking Andrew all about why there's blood in his apartment and what he did to Addison. Meanwhile, another cop is found dead on the opposite side of town, leading to a swirl of questions surrounding a dance club whose staff--which includes Addison--has suddenly gone AWOL.
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      Sequel to: What you want to see.
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    • ABNT:
      LEPIONKA, K. The stories you tell. First Edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250309358. Disponível em: Acesso em: 12 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lepionka K. The Stories You Tell. First Edition. Minotaur Books; 2019. Accessed July 12, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Lepionka K. The Stories You Tell. First Edition. Minotaur Books; 2019. Accessed July 12, 2020.
    • APA:
      Lepionka, K. (2019). The stories you tell (First Edition.). Minotaur Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lepionka, Kristen. 2019. The Stories You Tell. First Edition. Roxane Weary Mystery. Minotaur Books.
    • Harvard:
      Lepionka, K. (2019) The stories you tell. First Edition. Minotaur Books (Roxane Weary mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 12 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lepionka, K 2019, The stories you tell, First Edition., Roxane Weary mystery, Minotaur Books, viewed 12 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lepionka, Kristen. The Stories You Tell. First Edition., Minotaur Books, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lepionka, Kristen. The Stories You Tell. First Edition. Roxane Weary Mystery. Minotaur Books, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lepionka K. The stories you tell [Internet]. First Edition. Minotaur Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 12]. (Roxane Weary mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

PI Roxane Weary's brother, Andrew, asks for her help after a woman he hardly knows, Addison, comes to his home in the middle of the night, obviously upset, then runs out after using his phone. Andrew is concerned about Addison and wants Roxane to find her. Since she has only one active case—identifying who is sending out defective leggings under the brand of a high-end manufacturer—Roxane begins a frustrating search for the woman, who had been working as a DJ at a seedy nightclub. Complicating matters, the nightclub closes after another of its employees goes missing; then the body of a police detective who was also looking for Addison is found in the river. An online dating site seems to be at the heart of things, but Roxane can't seem to put it all together. There are problems on the personal front, too, as Roxane's relationship with her lover, Catherine, turns sour. If the cases in this third mystery are less compelling than those earlier in the series, Roxane herself, a remarkably well-drawn and interestingly flawed character, continues to command interest. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 February #1

Roxane Weary is concerned when brother Andrew telephones, distraught that DJ friend Addison came by in near hysterics, then left without explanation. Then Addison's father tells the police she phoned him, incoherent but for the mention of Andrew, who's soon suspected of foul play. Third in the Shamus Award-winning series.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2019 June

Private investigator Roxane Weary heads to her brother Andrew's place when he calls her in the middle of the night with a strange story about a girl he used to work with, Addison Stowe, who showed up at his place in a panic, begging to use the phone, and then ran out. Roxane and Andrew trace her to the shabby nightclub Nightshade, where she worked as a DJ, but the club is inexplicably closed. Although Roxane keeps the police in the loop, her brother is arrested, a cop is discovered dead in the river, and a possible witness is cornered and shot by the SWAT team. Addison is the only link to the three men. As Roxane digs for more on the missing young woman, she finds there are other men connected to Addison through a dating app called BusPass. VERDICT Building to a chilling and surprising conclusion, the third book in Lepionka's Shamus Award-winning series (The Last Place You Look) is both intricately plotted and character-driven, with a complicated protagonist. Suggest for fans of detective novels with unconventional sleuths. [See Prepub Alert, 1/7/19.]—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 May #4

At the start of Lepionka's entertaining third mystery featuring Columbus, Ohio, PI Roxane Weary (after 2018's What You Want to See), Roxane gets a late-night call from her brother, Andrew, asking for help. A short time before, Addison Stowe, a DJ working at Nightshade, a nearby nightclub, appeared at his door in great distress, begging to use his phone. After making the call, Addison rushed out, despite Andrew's efforts to detain her. When Roxane tries to find Addison, she discovers that she hasn't returned home, Nightshade is completely deserted, and that a few days earlier a policeman visited Addison's apartment asking for her. Roxane's search for Addison becomes personal after the police learn that Andrew was the last person to see her before she went missing; they arrest Andrew for drug possession, a pretext to detain him while they investigate Addison's disappearance. A cop's murder and troubles in Roxane's long-term relationship heighten the drama. Fans of plucky female detectives will look forward to Roxane's further adventures. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary. (July)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.