When I chatted with Natalie Walters about her latest release, Lights Out, I decided to start with her first book, Living Lies.
Since I was headed across Tennessee, I decided to get it on audiobook. A perfect way to enjoy a long drive!
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Solve a Murder, Avoid a Killer, and Remain Riveted to This Book
My first Natalie Walters book will NOT be my last. Living Lies is a multi-layered book deals with more than just a “whodunnit” and who is after her now. Family dynamics, shame, mental health, and grief management… there are so many layers, and yet Walters doesn’t pile them on top of each other without care. Each layer builds on the next to create a strong foundation for the entire story.
Yes, I figured out who did what, how, and why. With suspense, that’s to be expected of almost any reader, even those who don’t usually guess. But where she put the twists, how she made me dread what came next, how she strung out the suspense and tension until I nearly wanted to throw the book and scream, “Just get her out of there!”
That’s what made this a great story.
Recommended for lovers of suspense, lovers of intensity, and even more, lovers of great writing. Not recommended if you like perfect characters who never have any doubts or flaws.
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.
Listen to the podcast interview with Natalie Walters HERE.