My Review of “The Weight of Lies” by Emily Carpenter
First I would like to thank Lake Union Publishing, NetGalley and Emily Carpenter for an ARC (Advanced Reading Edition) of “The Weight of Lies” by Emily Carpenter for my honest review.
The genres of this novel are General Fiction,(Adult) Women’s Fiction, Mystery and Thriller. The timeline of this story is told in the present with references to the past. Most of this story takes place on Bonny Island, Georgia.
I like the way that Emily Carpenter fits all these genres in the novel. I also appreciate the unique and intriguing way that she tells the story.
The characters are complex, complicated, quirky, peculiar, and at most times not likeable. There is betrayal, secrets and lies. I would consider most of the characters capable of doing something disturbing, and self serving. The motivations of some of the characters are questionable.
Meg is the daughter of an author who has a book that has a cult following. This book will be 40 years old. The book reads like a mystery and thriller, and is supposed to be fiction. Meg goes to Bonny Island to write her own book of her life and her mother.
Meg discovers secrets and lies and starts to belief that this might be a true crime novel,based on real murders on this island.
There are twists, turns and surprises in this story. The ending is something that I didn’t expect. I look forward to reading more books from Emily Carpenter.