December 04, 2019

#BookReview: Big Lies in a Small Town by @D_Chamberlain


Synopsis: 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?


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About the Author: Diane Chamberlain is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Stolen MarriageThe Dream Daughter, and Big Lies in a Small Town. She lives in North Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca, and her sheltie.

Rating: ★★★★
My Review: This book had a great flow to it.  It was very easy to follow and read and it's another one this year that I just could not put down.  With a dual timeline this story weaves two stories into one and it was just so beautiful.  Without wanting to give anything away this was one story about strong women with an even stronger story.  Everything from metal health to racism is included in this story and its one for the ages and is sure to become a classic! 










Praise for Diane Chamberlain: 
"Chamberlain’s depictions of creative beauty and perseverance across time and in the face of inevitable obstacles will keep readers turning the pages."―Publishers Weekly on Big Lies in a Small Town

"Chamberlain’s writing is reminiscent of a quilt made up of pieces from different people, places, and times, stitched together into a single, emotional story."―Bookliston Big Lies in a Small Town
"With a little tension and a lot of heart, The Dream Daughter will delight Chamberlain's fans and hook new readers." ―Booklist
"Chamberlain writes with supernatural gifts...fate, destiny, chance and hope combine for a heady and breathless wonder of a read." ―Pam Jenoff, author of The Orphan's Tale
"Can a story be both mind-bending and heartfelt? In Diane Chamberlain’s hands, it can. The Dream Daughterwill hold readers in anxious suspense until the last satisfying page." ―Therese Fowler, author of Z









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