The Weight Of Lies: A Novel by Emily CarpenterThe Weight Of Lies: A Novel by Emily Carpenter

The Weight Of Lies: A Novel

byEmily Carpenter

Paperback | June 6, 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.

Emily Carpenter, a former actor, producer, screenwriter, and behind-the-scenes soap opera assistant, was born and raised in Alabama. After graduating from Auburn University, she moved to New York City and now lives in Georgia with her family. She is the author of Amazon bestseller Burying the Honeysuckle Girls. Visit Emily at www.emily...
Title:The Weight Of Lies: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1.13 inPublished:June 6, 2017Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:147781843X

ISBN - 13:9781477818435

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thought-provoking, claustrophic, psychological thriller Was thrilled to receive an ARC of The Weight of Lies as I am a huge psychological thriller fan (and let’s be honest, the cover of this book is on point). Overall, I would give The Weight of Lies a solid 4 stars. I enjoyed the plot as it was not one I’d heard before. A lot of psychological thrillers can feel repetitive and it is hard to bring something really new to the table. Bonus points for creativity! This story is about Meg, the daughter of a famous author (Frances). Frances wrote cult classic fiction “Kitten”, where fans everywhere believe and hypothesize is actually based on a true story. Frances’ “Kitten” was inspired by one summer spent as a nanny on Bonny Island. Meg and Frances notoriously do not get along. In an attempt a getting back at her mother, Meg agrees to go to Bonny Island and write a tell-all. Bonny Island is the perfect setting for a creepy, claustrophobic thriller. The story took a little while to pick up the pace and at times felt slow moving. But if you stick with it, you’ll be left both surprised and satisfied. Would recommend The Weight of Lies to all my fellow psychological thriller fans!
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unreal, atmospheric suspense If I only had one word to describe THE WEIGHT OF LIES it'd be unreal. I was a huge fan of Emily Carpenter's first novel, and with this one, she upped her game, considerably. Carpenter's ability to create a creepy atmosphere was in full effect and I LOVED the dysfunctional relationship between Meg and Frances. There were so many layers to the mystery that it made the pace off-the-charts. I blew through the book in 24-hours, even sneaking in a chapter here and there, while we had company for supper. Five stars, all the way!!
Date published: 2017-06-17