Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

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

Big Lies in A Small Town

Summary: North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher’s life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women’s Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will see her released immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to leave prison, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets.

North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and desperate for work, she accepts. But what she doesn’t expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder.

What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I don’t know why I didn’t read this book sooner because it was GREAT!

I mean I have enjoyed many of Diane’s books so I knew I would love this one- I just needed to make time for it and boy, am I glad I did!


What I liked:

The cover. Such a great cover!

Anna’s story. While there were some parts I did guess- or at least suspect- Anna’s story kept me glued to the book.

The ending. ❤


Bottom line: If you have never read a Diane Chamberlain book, you are in for a treat. This book is SO good!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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