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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 06-29-17
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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 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Beth Soto 06-11-17
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    gripping twisting excellent. couldn't stop listening. I drive for a living so great loved it

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    a 06-27-17
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    I am sad it ended. Excellent!
    Be sure not to miss this one, I finished this too fast...

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    Meg 07-21-17
    Meg 07-21-17
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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.

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    Christie D. Nielsen SADDLE RIVER, NJ, US 06-21-17
    Christie D. Nielsen SADDLE RIVER, NJ, US 06-21-17 Member Since 2016
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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!

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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.

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    Victoria Bowring Lansdowne, VA 06-27-17
    Victoria Bowring Lansdowne, VA 06-27-17 Member Since 2016
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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.

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    Shari L. Hardinger Kansas City 06-24-17
    Shari L. Hardinger Kansas City 06-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    I really enjoyed this book. Great writing and not your typical, predictable storyline. I highly recommend it. Excellent performance as well.

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    Would you try another book from Emily Carpenter and/or Kate Orsini?

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

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    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.

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    "Unexpected ending!!"

    I have been reading and re-reading Steven King for the past few months because I couldn't find anything I could get interested in. I bought this book on audible and figured I'd give it a try on a recent trip. OMG!! I was looking for places to go so I could continue to follow Meg's story. The narrator was perfect, giving life to each and every character. I'm going to look for more books by this author!

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