The Weight of Lies

  • by Emily Carpenter
  • Narrated by Kate Orsini
  • 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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gripping twisting excellent couldn't stop listenin

gripping twisting excellent. couldn't stop listening. I drive for a living so great loved it
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- Mary Beth Soto

Kept me guessing

This was a nice long book and the narrator did A FABULOUS job with all different accents of the many characters. But not so many characters that I couldn't keep track of them. The possible endings kept changing and kept me guessing how it would end. This was well written and excellently read!
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- Christie D. Nielsen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio