My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read June 7-11, 2017
I really enjoyed the book within the book here with The Weight of Lies and found this be an interesting, engaging, and entertaining read. A mystery from the past is interwoven with excerpts from a horror novel, revealing the stories in parallel timing adding suspense and tension to the story. There is some family drama, complicated relationships, hidden lies, unexpected truths with plenty of twists and turns that kept me interested in this unique story right to the end.
The story is told from the perspective of resentful and neglected Meg who is estranged from her Mother who has written a famous novel that has many cult followers. At first to spite her mother Meg agrees to write her own novel based on her Mother and her relationship with her. Revenge turns dangerous as she is drawn into the mystery of the past that is based on her Mother’s novel “Kitten” Meg goes on a truth seeking mission to uncover the truth behind Kitten. As she digs up the past, things start to get dark and creepy as she uncovers lies, and begins to question who she can trust and not trust.
I loved the southern gothic feel here with the isolated island and the old mansion turned hotel that added to the creepiness and danger to the story. I highly recommend for thriller lovers who might like to change things up with a little drama to the story.
Thank you NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Emily Carpenter for a copy to read and review.