Big Lies in A Small Town

Big Lies in A Small Town

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2020
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From bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes an irresistible new novel in Big Lies in a Small Town . 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?
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Macmillan Audio, 2020
ISBN: 9781250259912
1250259916
Characteristics: 1 online resource : digital
Additional Contributors: Bennett, Susan (Narrator)

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Nov 14, 2020

Wow, what an absolutely powerful story! The storylines of the two women are very expertly and intricately woven. Wasn't sure I would give it a chance about 1/3 of the way through but am so glad I did. Highly recommend it!

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LoganLib_Colleen
Oct 22, 2020

I really enjoyed the uniqueness of this story - a mystery being solved with the cleaning and restoring of an old mural. It had parallel stories of present and past, which was well managed and not confusing, and it helped that the ending was a nice touch.

ArapahoeChristineS Feb 10, 2020

The two storylines are seamlessly told, and equally interesting. Very appealing from the start with a nice merging of stories. Well done.

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