Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: The Weight of Lies

The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter
disclosure: received from the publisher through NetGalley for an unbiased & honest review

Kindle edition: 382 pages
publisher: Lake Union Publishing
expected release date: June 6, 2017 
genre: suspense, psychological thriller, contemporary Southern gothic mystery
in a series? no
would read this author again? oh yeah!
cover love: very much so, nice imagining of the MC & the topic 
rating: 5/5 
recommend? yes
maturity level? if this was a film it would be rated R for mature themes, some detailed violence 

excerpt from book blurb:
"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."

my thoughts:
Where to begin? I don't need to recap the story; the blurb is quite descriptive. If you haven't read the back cover yet, then don't, and go in cold with no idea of the story. Ah yes, and please pick up this book asap if you love an intense, head-turning, twisty-plotted, hold your breath, on the edge of your seat thrill! 

Here's your chance-- it releases today! I requested it from NetGalley based on just one respected book blogger's high praises, and not to go all "fan-girl" on you, but this is a special treat for any readers who love psychological suspense! A moody, atmospheric, contemporary suspense written in a Southern Gothic vein. Whatever you think this is about, it isn't. Whoever you think is the guilty party, they aren't. Whenever you think the story must be over, it won't be. And when you close the book, you'll still be thinking about it and saying, What the heck just happened?! It will definitely be on my favorite books of 2017 list! Enjoy!

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