AUTHOR: Natalie Walters
In the little town of Walton, Georgia, everybody knows your name--but no one knows your secret. At least that's what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, Lane is looking for hope. What she finds instead is a dead body.
Lane must work with Walton's newest deputy, Charlie Lynch, to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when that truth hits too close to home, she'll have to decide if saving the life of another is worth the cost of revealing her darkest secret.
Opening this suspense novel was like walking into someone else’s nightmare. The author reveals the inner darkness of Lane so well, I felt the shadows that chased her.
Her son, Noah, brightened her life and my reading with his innocence and energy. I fell in love with him immediately. The sheriff and his delightful wife were integral parts of the story, as their love and faith surrounded those they cared for—especially Lane.
Family secrets and dysfunction created even more issues; when murder becomes a political tool, no one wins.
The supporting cast of characters—plus the humid, oppressive heat of Georgia—enhanced this well-written story. The faith aspect shone brightly, changing lives as it should.
Living Lies reveals the pain of mental illness, including PTSD, and helped me understand the guilt, fear and isolation it can cause. This book earns five stars and is highly recommended. I received a copy of Living Lies from Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Publishing Group.