Diamonds and Lies by Inge-Lise Goss

Sparking rocks. Family Secrets. Seductive lies.

Diamonds and lies

Mia’s advertising career masks a side job in the family business―the business is thievery and the competition kills. Partnering with her brother, Andy, Mia is drawn into a short timeline to plan a diamond heist to make good on Andy’s double-cross of the crime boss who hired him for the prior job. Openly teasing the mark, Mia plays with the jeweler’s attraction to her, insinuating herself into his life, gaining his confidence. When Andy’s past threatens them both, Mia abandons the heist and disappears. The mark, under Mia’s spell, hides and protects her from danger. They are both in peril as her brother’s stalker closes in on them. Alternating between ecstasy and fear, she has to make a fateful decision. Is she placing her trust in the wrong man? Can a relationship built on lies become real?

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Suspense

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Crime

Language: English

Keywords: assassin hitman, Romantic suspense mafia, Suspense drama in New York, Crime suspense mafia heist, female jewel thief, Heist murder mystery, Legal thriller crime stalker

Word Count: 45,327

Sales info:

Diamonds and Lies ebook has been an Amazon best seller.

Sample text:

As light filled the bedroom, Mia awoke with a start. Confused and disoriented, she looked around the room, and then her flight to her Aunt’s farm flooded into her mind. The light in the room flickered. She glanced at her watch on the nightstand—3:37 a.m. Hearing a car engine outside, she assumed Andy had finally arrived, so she hurried to the window. A black sedan moved down the lane. Andy always drove trucks, but Mia figured he switched vehicles in order to get out of the city. The car stopped near the porch. She frowned. Andy always parked behind the house.

Two men stepped out of the vehicle. One wore a shoulder holster with the handgrip of pistol clearly visible.

A chill swept through Mia’s body. Trembling, she slipped on her jogging suit and shoes, and tucked her pistol in the waistband. As she crept down the stairs, someone pounded on the door. Through the shear front curtains, she saw another set of headlights pulling down the lane.

Aware of several places she could hide undetected in the barn, Mia stealthily moved to the back door as pounding on the front door continued. She slowly unlocked the back door. Before opening it, she peered out a window and scanned the area behind the house. Not seeing anyone, she opened the door and edged out onto the back porch, closing the door behind her. Mia hurried to the closest tree and scooted behind it. After surveying the yard again, she began to run toward the barn. On her way, she leapt over a pile of dirt. Instead of clearing it, she tumbled into a four foot hole. Trying to regain her bearings and hurting from her fall, she sat up. As she wiped the loose dirt from her face, to her horror, the beam of a flashlight shined on her.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Ana Figueiredo
Author review:
Ana Figueiredo did an exceptional job in translating my book into Portuguese. She completed "Diamonds and Lies" in a timely manner and she showed professionalism in every step along the way. She was a pleasure to work with.
Already translated. Translated by Talía García
Author review:
Talia Garcia did a wonderful job translating my book.

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