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  • Title: Heart of Lies
  • Author: M.L. Malcolm
  • ISBN: 9780061962189
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback

  • A sweeping saga reminiscent of Jeffrey Archer and Susan Howatch, Heart of Lies is brilliantly researched and beautifully written I could not put this book down Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on Legare Street A smart, exciting historical suspense novel set in Europe, Shanghai, and New York before World War II, Heart of Lies is a breathtaking A sweeping saga reminiscent of Jeffrey Archer and Susan Howatch, Heart of Lies is brilliantly researched and beautifully written I could not put this book down Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on Legare Street A smart, exciting historical suspense novel set in Europe, Shanghai, and New York before World War II, Heart of Lies is a breathtaking introduction to M L Malcolm This extraordinary new writer immediately takes an honored place among Frederick Forsyth The Day of the Jackal , Ken Follett Eye of the Needle , Susan Howatch Glittering Images , and other masters of compelling historical fiction Inspired by true events in the author s family s past, Heart of Lies is an extraordinary reading experience that Library Journal praises as, A superbly crafted story, creatively capturing a slice of history with eloquence and realism.
    M.L. Malcolm
    M.L. Malcolm Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Heart of Lies book, this is one of the most wanted M.L. Malcolm author readers around the world.


    Another book set during the war an era i am fascinated by no matter where it is set.This novel goes from England to Paris to Shanghai to New York. A love story and a spy story and a good foto of Shanghai as a place of refuge for people fleeing their countries their lives their past. well described ,you can smell the port of Shanghai as the boat lands. well written and i was certainly caught up in the story . I am fascinated by the bravery of people especially women during wartime ,I am impressed [...]

    Audra (Unabridged Chick)
    From the other reviews I've seen I know I'm in the minority here, but I disliked this book.  And I tried really hard to like it because it is so up my alley (and I'm reviewing the sequel!).  I found myself describing this book to friends as watching a movie with gorgeous scenery and a very exciting plot and two super pretty and super wooden actors in the lead.  I found Malcolm's writing to be very telling (rather than showing): I was told the heroine was a 'firebird' but she didn't do anythin [...]

    Another book that came out of nowhere and it attracted my attention by its subject; a page turner with a great setup and a main hero who is willing to do what it takes to survive and protect his family in very unsettled circumstances when the availability or lack of a passport could mean the difference between life and death, when being Jewish could be a death sentenceIn the vein of the exile novels of EM Remarque, I loved this book and I am looking forward to its sequel set for this year - orig [...]

    Is your book club looking to go on a grand journey this summer? You need go no further than M.L. Malcolm’s international adventure, Heart of Lies. Fans of Water for Elephants will enjoy the historical aspects of the book. Devotees of Shanghai Girls will love the inside glimpse at the exotic settings—including Shanghai, Budapest, Paris, and Manhattan. Followers of Ken Follett, Jeffrey Archer and David Baldacci will love the political intrigue angle. And admirers of Hotel on the Corner of Bitt [...]

    I’m going to throw this out there, right off the top, I LOVED THIS BOOK! Prepare for the gushing.This story is fast-paced, beautifully detailed, and really sets the reader right into the time and place – which could be challenging because there are several very different settings. The story is initially set in a couple of European countries – Hungary, France, and Germany. These are all areas that I am familiar with. Then the story shifts to Shanghai, China – this is where everything was [...]

    From My Blog[return][return][return]Heart of Lies by M.L. Malcolm is a beautifully crafted historical fiction novel spanning both world wars and several continents bringing the reader an adventure unlike any other. The story begins in Budapest, the year is 1919 during a period of tremendous political turmoil and economical decline where loyalist and proud Hungarian Leo Hoffman must conceal his Jewish identity to survive. Fast-forward to 1925 and Leo, the head concierge at the Hotel Bristol, find [...]

    Chris Robertson
    I won the sequel to this book on Firstreads, so I figured I should read this one first. The first 150 pages were rather excruciating. The story line was hard to swallow: I have been called a hopeless romantic, but falling head-over-heels in love after one night together and moving across the world for someone you've only known for a couple of days, was hard for even me to swallow. The dialogue seemed corny and the narrator's description of the couple's love for one another reminded me of a dayti [...]

    This might be a 2.5 because I did finish it, but Heart of Lies never came together for me. Leo is a WWI soldier who escapes from Hungary to Shanghai after he unwittingly takes part in a jewelry theft. He makes his fortune in interwar China, sends for his German lover and lives in high society among the expats of Shanghai. The stock market crash forces Leo into an unsavory business arrangement and he is unable to extract himself in time to get his wife and daughter out of Shanghai before the Japa [...]

    I enjoyed this book. The historical details are facinating, the settings range from Hungary to Paris to Munich to Shanghai during the time between the two World Wars. The intense love between two strangers so unexpected. Although the book jumps through time the story flows with a continuity that does not distract the reader but rather makes total sense. The manipulation of the main character by those who aren't honest provides excitement and intrigue to the story and a wonder at just how far he [...]

    Pamela Pickering
    3.5 Stars. Not as good as I had expected but an engaging read nonetheless. I enjoy books that take me to different eras and places and this one did both. Liked it enough that I want to read the sequel.

    The story swept me away at a time when I most wanted to be thinking of somewhere else - another late winter snow storm had set in. While there could be much deeper discussion about the morality of the protagonist, I really liked it for the story. That's it. . thing profound. Just a good read.

    Laura de Leon
    (I don't think this includes any true spoilers, but it wanders closer to that line than I usually do, since I really want to talk about how the book changes from beginning to end. I don't think that anything I say will change your enjoyment of the book, but as I'm usually very careful not to give away where a book goes, I thought I'd include a warning.)The book probably deserves higher than the 4 star rating I gave it. I read it in two sittings, and really enjoyed it, but I think I didn't fully [...]

    Rachel Carr
    To read more reviews check out Reading Rendezvous on MISS at missomnimedia/tag/readImagine being able to speak five languages… Well Leo Hoffman can, as a young Hungarian he has an innate ability to pickup languages. After fighting in World War I Leo returns to Budapest with his and other countries destroyed. In M.L. Malcolm’s Heart of Lies we follow the life of Leo Hoffman as he rebuilds his life following the war and his new endeavors in life.As his ticket out Leo attempts to assist Hungari [...]

    Zohar -
    “Heart of Lies” by M.L. Malcolm is the fictional tale of a family, inspired by the author’s husband, which takes place after World War I until the early days of World War I.Leo Hoffman, ex Hungarian solider who fought for the losing side, has an ear for languages and ambition. However, Leo is tangling with the wrong people and is being forced by circumstances to leave Europe for the perceived safety of Shanghai.Shanghai is good to Leo, he becomes a wealthy man, meets the right type of peop [...]

    Math, science and history were my least favorite subjects throughout elementary school, high school and college. When it comes to my reading choices, I tend to avoid books with those subjects. My brain has some kind of block against them. I'm worried I might have to think too much. I was glad to be wrong after reading Heart of Lies by M.L. Malcolm. We meet a young Hungarian, named Leo Hoffman. He's working to rebuild his life in the aftermath of World War I. Leo has carved a career for himself w [...]

    My Review:HEART OF LIES by M.L. Malcolm is a sweeping historical novel that travels from eastern Europe, to Asia, and even to America. I was taken on a lovely ride that included danger, lies, misunderstandings, manipulations, the affects of war, but most of all, love.There's something to be said about a writer that can create a flawed character that can still capture the reader, such as Leo Hoffman. Despite the fact that he seems to act with good intentions in mind, Leo doesn't necessarily opera [...]

    Though the decisions made in Heart of Lies have far greater consequences, I found some similarity between it and the last book I reviewed, The Privileges. Both are the story of a man doing what he thinks he must in order to protect the people he loves. In Heart of Lies, we follow Leo Hoffman from 1919 shortly after the close of World War I to 1939 and the dawn of World War II. The future Leo expected for himself vanishes following World War I. When an opportunity for advancement comes his way, h [...]

    Leo Hoffman was born with a gift for languages. When his dreams for the future are destroyed by World War I, the dashing young Hungarian attempts to use his rare talent to rebuild his life, only to find himself inadvertently embroiled in an international counterfeiting scheme. Suddenly Leo is wanted across the European continent for a host of crimes, including murder. Left with no options, he must escape to Shanghai with his lover, carrying with him a stolen treasure that could be his salvation [...]

    As an avid fan of historical fiction, particularly the period between WWI and WWII, I found "Heart of Lies" to be riveting and highly enjoyable while maintaining scrupulous attention to historical detail. Although the novel is replete with intrigue, white knuckle adventure and spicy romance it does not do this at the expense of historical realism. The description of Europe and Shanghai during this exciting period is as interesting and compelling as the plot and the characters in the novel. This [...]

    Dawn Kunda
    A truly intelligent version of Leo's life and encounter with the early twentieth century's cascade of wars. Leo Hoffman begins with finding the love of his life, Martha, at the same time that his native country, Hungary, sucks him into illegalities. He must leave his love and survive under lies. The same lies that give him a new life bring Martha to him in the city he fled to for safety, Shanghai. Lies and evidence can never be hidden forever. They follow Leo and continually guide his decisions. [...]

    I started reading it a little while ago, but read the bulk of it in one fell swoop. I enjoyed it very much until I got near the end. I felt like the last part was sort of rushed and cobbled together, for the sole purpose of setting up a sequel. I'm the kind of person who almost always wants to read more after finishing a good book, and I would like to know more about what happens to the characters in this novel. However, to stand on its own, I think the ending should have been less pat. The char [...]

    4 stars might be a bit generous but I was at the beach and this seemed to be the perfect book for that fast paced, interesting characters and seems historically accurate (keep in mind I am was an accounting major so take that comment with a grain of salt). If I analyze the book too much, I'd probably knock it down to a 3 star as the story is far-fetched and liking the characters requires a leap of faith but overall I'd definitely recommend the book.

    If you are looking for a good read that is historically accuratel, this is the book for you. The novel follows Leo Hoffman, born with a gift for languages, through the years after W.W.I through those of W.W.II. It spans life from Hungary, to Germany, and ultimately Shanghai. Leo's gift rewards him with unbelievable riches, but also unbelievable grief. It is a tale of passion, guilt, and grief. Sit on the beach and enjoy. I think a book group would appreciate this.

    This book was good, in fact if there were 1/2 stars it would of ended up as a 3 1/2.It had a half way decent plot, and did fairly well to keep me hooked. I think the ending is what dropped off a star point for me.Now if M.L. Malcolm plans on making this book into a 2 to 3 part series, then I would give it a higher rating.But the book pretty much leaves me with some unanswered questions and hanging.She could easily tie up the book in a neat package by writing a squeal.

    I loved the premise of the story but the first half of the book was just slow moving and it was hard to grasp such a "big romance" from it. I really was intrigued with Shanghai and learning about this fascinating city in the 1920's and 1930's. The last half of the book picked up speed and held my interest. I'd say this was more of a 2 1/2 stars.

    Amanda Jaczkowski
    Heart of Lies is an intriguing story. The author seamlessly switches back and forth between many points of view. The constantly rising and falling action keeps your attention tightly, while the storyline remains believable. A story of love, pain, and war - placed far away from the majority of stories heard written about this era - Heart of Lies is purely unique.

    Lisbeth Eng
    I would have giving this 4 1/2 stars if that were available. The story is complex and thrilling and the characters well developed. The protagonist, Leo Hoffman, is someone you will come to care about, though he is not quite heroic. I don't want to give the plot away, but the story is filled with longing, tragedy and complex relationships. I recommend it, but have your Kleenex ready!

    Joann Downie
    I LOVED this book, it has everything! Romance, adventure, intrigue. In fact it has been the most intriguing book I have ever read. Its emotionally touching, and you cant help but like the main character, Leo!

    Lynne Merrington
    I enjoyed this book got stale 3/4 way through them picked up again

    I heard M.L. Malcolm speak at the California Writers Club meeting in February. Her book, "Heart of Lies", sounded so intriguing that I bought it and am now about half way through. It is definitely a page turner. I'll review it when I'm finished.

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