About the Book
In the little town of Walton, Georgia, everybody knows your name–but no one knows your secret. At least that’s what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, Lane is looking for hope. What she finds instead is a dead body.
Lane must work with Walton’s newest deputy, Charlie Lynch, to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when that truth hits too close to home, she’ll have to decide if saving the life of another is worth the cost of revealing her darkest secret.
Debut novelist Natalie Walters pulls you to the edge of your seat on the first page and keeps you there until the last in this riveting story that will have you believing no one is defined by their past.
In My Opinion
Debut author Natalie Walters into this romantic suspense with an edge of creepiness and plenty of questions requiring answers.
When Lane Kent finds a body, she’s pulled into a murder investigation and the orbit of newly-arrived deputy Charlie Kent. With a prominent family, a son to care for, and a secret to protect, Lane prefers to remain in the background and not the spotlight.
As Living Lies unfolds, readers will get lost from the real world as their imaginations enter this small Georgia town, the surrounding forests and swamps, the residents, and the mystery of what, exactly, is going on—something that grows more complicated as the story progresses
Although the villain didn’t come as a surprise to me (from the hints dropped throughout, I had it figured out fairly early), the build to the climax kept my undivided interest.
Not only does Walters tackle a complicated suspense plot and a budding romance, she also shines a light on mental illness and the misunderstandings, misconceptions, and judgement too many people have of those who struggle with it daily.
There’s no question I’ll be one of the first in line for book two in the Harbored Secrets series.
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