Big Lies in a Small Town: A Novel

Written by:
Diane Chamberlain
Narrated by:
Susan Bennett

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
78
Narrator
25
Release Date
January 2020
Duration
13 hours 20 minutes
Summary
'Narrator Susan Bennett offers a moving performance of this multilayered story of two women whose lives are affected by a WPA mural...Overall, Bennett adds an exciting dimension to a gripping story of racism, madness, murder, and even romance.' — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth…

North Carolina, 2018:
Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, 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 in great need of 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?

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

Praise for Big Lies in a Small Town:

'Chamberlain’s depictions of creative beauty and perseverance across time and in the face of inevitable obstacles will keep readers turning the pages.'—Publishers Weekly

'Chamberlain’s writing is reminiscent of a quilt made up of pieces from different people, places, and times, stitched together into a single, emotional story.'—Booklist
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Willo B.

Excellent story and reading. Anyone in the art field will enjoy the journey.

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Tracy B.

I am usually a Chamberlain fan, but this one was disappointing for me. Just never really pulled me in. Sorry:(

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Linda B.

Fantastic read! Characters I easily came to love. Writing is exquisite!

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Darcy S.

Finished it in two days because I just couldn’t stop listening!

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Lisa S.

Read for a book club…wasn’t my favorite because it was predictable for me.

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Anonymous

I will miss these characters now that I’ve finished the book.

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