Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Big Lies in a Small Town

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

Big Lies in a Small Town
Diane Chamberlain
Expected publication date: January 14, 2020
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? - from Goodreads
Diane Chamberlain's last book, The Dream Daughter, was such a spectacular read, so I'm really excited to see what she does next.  I mean, small town secrets??  I'm intrigued!


  1. This does sound good. I have never read her novels before, so thanks for putting this one on my radar!

  2. Yes! I am really excited for a little mystery read, too. I hope that we both enjoy this one. :)

  3. I am so excited for this one too. It sounds like it gonna be such an amazing read.

    My CWW

  4. This is a popular choice today. Hope you love it!

  5. Big lies and small towns seem to go well together. :)

  6. Dual timelines can be really interesting, and I like the idea of these two women being linked by the mural

    1. Dual timelines is something I really like in a book!

  7. I'm right there with you on this one. I loved The Dream Daughter!

  8. Ooo… A new Diane Chamberlain - I'll be keeping my eye out for this one. Thanks for sharing!


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