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Big lies in a small town : a novel

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New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2020.  |   First edition. |   391 pages ; 25 cm  |   9781250087331 (hardcover)

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?

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Fonthill FIC Chamb 36443002024024 Adult NEW fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 03/06/2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake FIC CHAMB 31963004124451 New Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 03/06/2020

3 current holds with 2 total copies.


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Mural painting and decoration
Women prisoners
North Carolina


Detective and mystery fiction.

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