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For over a year, a woman's home is entered by strangers, but nothing of value is stolen, except her sense of security. She receives crank calls where no one speaks then hangs up. She is followed around the mall during a shopping trip. And the police tell her they can do nothing.
Amidst these distractions, Devin Marques must compete in a horse show the only time her groom, Wendy Hilliard – who hasn't taken a single day off since she was hired – goes missing, under strange circumstances. She receives "cut-and-paste" notes from her unknown assailant, accusing her of "not seeing" some person she realizes must be part of her social circle. Someone close to her, who has the ability to harm anything and anyone special to her. But who? And why?
Margaret Podmore Emery, like many other school girls, read every horse-related book she found, from Anna Sewell's Black Beauty, Marguerite Henry's offerings, every entry in Walter Farley's Black Stallion series, and any other author who incorporated horses in any way in the story line. In high school, she would create her own (horse-related) stories instead of paying attention in class. She has researched, written and revised "Faces & Lies" off and on during a lifetime of work-related (but not horse-related) writing assignments: feature writer for a weekly newspaper, newsletter design and layout for a parents' group, office procedures manual and correspondence writing, editing and revision for a government agency. In retirement, she decided "now or never", publication-wise, for her constantly-evolving manuscript. She hopes someday her granddaughter, who pronounced herself a "cowboy girl" during a pony ride, will find it interesting.