The Weight of Lies

The Weight of Lies

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"In this gripping, atmospheric family drama, a young woman investigates the forty­-year­-old murder that inspired her mother's bestselling novel, and uncovers devastating truths--and dangerous lies. Reformed party girl Meg Ashley leads a life of privilege, thanks to a bestselling horror novel her mother wrote decades ago. But Meg knows that the glow of their very public life hides a darker reality of lies, manipulation, and the heartbreak of her own solitary childhood. Desperate to break free of her mother, Meg accepts a proposal to write a scandalous, tell-all memoir. Digging into the past--and her mother's cult classic--draws Meg to Bonny Island, Georgia, and an unusual woman said to be the inspiration for the book. At first island life seems idyllic, but as Meg starts to ask tough questions, disturbing revelations come to light...including some about her mother. Soon Meg's search leads her to question the facts of a decades-old murder. She's warned to leave it alone, but as the lies pile up, Meg knows she's getting close to finding a murderer. When her own life is threatened, Meg realizes the darkness found in her mother's book is nothing compared to the chilling truth that lurks off the page."--page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Lake Union Publishing, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 147781843X (paperback)
9781477818435 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: M CARPENTER
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 21 cm

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Feb 06, 2018

Meg Ashley is trying to get out from under her role as Frances's daughter who wrote the famous "Kitten" stories that involve a murder. Meg has an opportunity to do a "tell-all" book. In the process of writing it she uncovers her mother's past and consequently her own. Returning to the land and home where the "Kitten" book was based on, Meg finds herself faced with snakes, wild horses, friends and/or foes....and, of course, a hot male to boot. It's the type of story where everyone is under great suspicion until all is revealed in the end. If you like an easy to read, flowing book with a modicum of mystery you'll like this one.

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