- File Size: 2742 KB
- Print Length: 382 pages
- Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (June 6, 2017)
- Publication Date: June 6, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M04OQWE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,094 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“Twists aplenty in this searing murder mystery should leave readers dizzy, in the best way possible.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year
“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, author of The Drowning Girls
“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, author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood
“Fascinating.…An unputdownable read.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“A gripping, heart-pounding murder mystery/Gothic thriller sure to give readers chills.…Mystery lovers, don’t let this nail-biter of a good read pass you by!” —RT Book Reviews
“Fans of suspense or just finely crafted fiction will find Carpenter’s second outing an addicting read—they might even lose some sleep…” —Independent Publisher
About the Author
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.emilycarpenterauthor.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
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“The Weight of Lies” is wholly original, which is a pleasant surprise for someone like me who probably reads too much in one genre. This one is a standout. Emily Carpenter seamlessly weaves both the fictional “Kitten” and the “factual” investigation in alternating chapters, pulling off writing two books at once. It takes some amount of skill to pull that off and Emily does so deftly.
She tells the history of the island, both from its fictionalized version and its “real-life” one, in a way that each chapter, whether written from the persona of Frances Ashley or from the author’s, moves the plot forward. Pacing is excellent, and every time I put the book down, I wanted to pick it right back up again. I loved Meg and Koa, the creepy atmosphere of the island, the Native American history that is the backbone of “Kitten’s” story, and the undercurrent of possible lies and betrayal. At no point did I know who to trust. The surprises, and there were several, are well thought out and linear. The book gives just enough without giving too much. It’s a page-turning read that I recommend highly.
The train wreck of a relationship between Meg and Frances Ashley was hard to look away from, and the snippets of Kitten that were woven into the story made me wish that I could read that in real life.
I could not put this book down. The Weight of Lies kept me guessing until the end, and was well worth the night of sleep I lost reading it!
What did Koa see out the window that night? What EXACTLY did he go to the island for? What was it that Kimmy’s father asked him to do (only find out who murdered his daughter?). Even though billy WAS trying to protect Megan, was he a little off his rocker as well? What happened to the truck at his house? And why?
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buster of an ending. The love and sex in it were handled with grace and not overdone. I could not stop reading
this book and I am sorry its over.