The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter

Photo Credit: Lake Union Publishing

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Weight of Lies

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.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This is my first book by Emily Carpenter, although her debut did catch my eye- it’s just suffered from the fate of too many books, not enough time to read!

But The Weight of Lies really caught my attention with the description and the cover- so as soon as I was approved by Lake Union Publishing- I snapped this baby up and made plans to read.


What I liked:

The cover!

The excerpts from Kitten spaced throughout the book. Listen, Kitten was like THE book and I loved reading little excerpts from that- as they played perfectly with The Weight of Lies.

The location. Setting the book in Georgia was perfect. The area has just enough of a feeling that there are tall tales and big secrets hidden to keep you flipping pages.

Koa and his arms.  😉 😉 😉


Bottom line: The Weight of Lies shows that Emily has several tricks up her sleeve as an author and I can’t wait to see what she pulls of next.


*This book was sent to me for review consideration. All thoughts and opinion are mine alone.*


**The Weight of Lies is a 22 Beach Reads for  your Summer Vacation selection by Traveling With T.**


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T





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