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The Weight of Lies Audiobook

The Weight of Lies: A Novel

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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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  • Lorrie
    29/06/17
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    "Best book in ages! I normally don't even write reviews!"

    This book was so addictive! The story was fantastic, something I never thought of, and the characters were so detailed...I am impressed!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Beth Soto
    11/06/17
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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

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • a
    27/06/17
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    "So good"

    I am sad it ended. Excellent!
    Be sure not to miss this one, I finished this too fast...

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Meg
    21/07/17
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    "Wow. That was pretty bad."

    Where to begin... This story is incredibly weak and contrived. When you start with a lame story and then add lame, unlikeable, and stupid characters who are constatly doing stupid things it's hard to enjoy the book. It's supposed to be a mystery, but I felt like I was repeatedly being clubbed over the head with ridiculous "hints" that a 3 year old could have picked up on. I suppose some readers might enjoy this book. If you just want to be mindlessly entertained, you might be ok with this story. I just need more in my books. If I want mindless entertainment I will watch TV. Proceed with caution.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christie D. Nielsen
    SADDLE RIVER, NJ, US
    21/06/17
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    "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!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/07/17
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    "didn't do it for me. "

    sorry. I was so bored that I was unable to finish the second chapter. I'm returning it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • amy middleton
    17/07/17
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    "Whoa.... Just whoa."

    Emily Carpenter is a diabolical genius. I can't even right now with this book! <3

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria Bowring
    Lansdowne, VA
    27/06/17
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    "Brilliant, captivating mystery!"

    This book kept me captivated. I found myself going for unnecessary drives just so I could listen to it! Very well written and very well read.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Shari L. Hardinger
    Kansas City
    24/06/17
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    "Great Mystery"

    I really enjoyed this book. Great writing and not your typical, predictable storyline. I highly recommend it. Excellent performance as well.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa Ventura
    30/06/17
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    "Overlong and wordy"
    Would you try another book from Emily Carpenter and/or Kate Orsini?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Orsini’s performances?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Weight of Lies?

    Every conversation which basically went in circles of nonsense


    Any additional comments?

    This book started out promising but quickly went downhill. The heroine has many conversations that go nowhere and it was hard to care about her. It was like a horror movie when you tell the babysitter " don't open the door!!!" Too many things didn't make sense...would say this book was just ok.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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