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The Weight of Lies

(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.

Genre: Mystery    

"Filled with twists and turns and simply unputdownable, The Weight of Lies weaves deftly between past and present-day secrets. Carpenter’s spellbinding tale, part mystery and part Southern Gothic thriller, will keep readers hooked until the final page." - Paula Treick DeBoard

"The Weight of Lies is a creepy, atmospheric thriller that plunges its heroine into the mystery behind a cult classic horror novel. An intriguing tale of secrets and lies that will keep you guessing as you race to the end." - Laura McHugh

"The Weight of Lies is a hypnotic, suspenseful page-turner that examines the fraught relationship between a famous mother and her troubled daughter, culminating in spine-tingling twists and turns. Emily Carpenter is THE Southern Gothic QUEEN." - Kate Moretti


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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Weight of Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Carpenter
ISBN: 1-4778-1843-X / 978-1-4778-1843-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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June 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: The Weight of Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Carpenter
ISBN: 1-5366-2626-0 / 978-1-5366-2626-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Weight of Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Carpenter
ISBN: 1-5366-2627-9 / 978-1-5366-2627-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Weight of Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Carpenter
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Weight of Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Carpenter
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Weight of Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Carpenter
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Weight of Lies: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Carpenter
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA