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A simple cup of lemonade unites two lives leading to a maze of adultery and murder that shatters Alex's youthful innocence and Jaleel's struggle to reshape his life While the forces of the law try to unravel a mysterious death or at least find a scapegoat the two youths see the trajectories of their lives entwine unravel and come together again Midwest Book ReviewOnce Upon a Lie is about two strangers who become unlikely friends only to unintentionally put each other's life in jeopardy Jaleel Robeson a gifted eighteen year old black man falsely accused of murdering his father in a small Texas town is on the run He assumes a new identity in 1980s Los Angeles as a successful student on his way to college Alexandra Baten a restless sixteen year old white girl lives in a privileged Toluca Lake family but feels trapped by her parents' values One weekend she rides her bike into a run down neighborhood meeting a young black man selling lemonade Thus begins a friendship between opposites at least on the surface but they learn they have in common than they imagine Told from each character's point of view in alternating chapters we become involved in a gripping tale of two Americas where discontent and violence always lurk under the surface When they erupt no one is safe Once Upon a Lie is both a family drama and a crime drama as well as an exploration of interracial love mother daughter relationships and redemption through courage

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