Big Lies in a Small Town

Big Lies in a Small Town

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?

Title:Big Lies in a Small Town
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250087331
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Refined, impressive, effective story-telling and adroitly, meticulously developed two amazing characters and their lyrically interwind stories. I’m giving my historical, provocative, stunning four s...

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... Another terrific read from Diane Chamberlain!!! 2018 - Morgan Christopher is starting her second summer in the North Carolina C...

  • Paromjit

    Diane Chamberlain writes a compulsive and gripping novel that skillfully weaves the stories of two women from the past and the present. In 2018, 22 year old Morgan Christopher is serving a prison sent...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED IN THIS ONE***This is only the second novel that I have read by Ms. Chamberlain. This book is quite different from “The Dream Daughter” which involved ...

  • Mary Beth

    🎉🎉Five Bright Shiny Stars🎉🎉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 i...

  • Julie

    Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain is a 2020 St. Martin’s Press publication. Another example of why Diane Chamberlain is one of my favorite authors! I am always intrigued by stories cente...

  • Elyse  Walters

    NO SPOILERS....only descriptive teasers...Diane Chamberlain knows what a good story is about. She continues to arrive at new levels of power with each of her novels being more impressive than the one ...

  • Angela M

    I’ve read several of the over two dozen novels that Diane Chamberlain has written. I can’t say I loved them all as much as Necessary Lies, but in my view, it’s unquestionable after reading them,...

  • marilyn

    In 1940, young Anna Dale wins a contest to paint a mural for the Edenton, NC post office. Twenty two years old and fleeing the heartbreak of her mom's very recent death, Anna throws herself into the j...

  • Beata

    I got interested in this novel beacuse of the mention of mural art. The city where I live has become known to its murals on the walls of tenement houses and they always draw my attention whenever I ge...