White Lies

White Lies

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by Jeremy Bates
     
 

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While driving to a charming village tucked away deep in the Cascade Mountains of western Washington, where she is to begin a new job teaching high school English, Katrina Burton picks up a young hitchhiker who turns out to be drunk and predatory. Fearful for her safety, she lies about her destination in order to get him out of the car. But when she later discovers… See more details below

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While driving to a charming village tucked away deep in the Cascade Mountains of western Washington, where she is to begin a new job teaching high school English, Katrina Burton picks up a young hitchhiker who turns out to be drunk and predatory. Fearful for her safety, she lies about her destination in order to get him out of the car. But when she later discovers that he is a teacher at the same school, she finds herself feeding that initial lie with more lies. Then Katrina meets a mysterious man . Handsome, charismatic and strong, he is exactly what she needs to extricate her from the expanding network of lies, now spinning out of control. She falls fast and hard for him. But her perfect solution soon becomes a nightmare that lands her in the middle of a grisly murder. And Katrina's problems don't stop there. She must decide whether to betray her new love or to cover up the murder and hope for the best.

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Publishers Weekly
The consequences of a series of white lies play out in Bates’s debut, a melodramatic suspense novel. Driving in a hard rain on her way to Leavenworth, Wash., to start a new teaching job, Katrina Burton stops for a hitchhiker, an impulse she regrets immediately. Frightened by the rude stranger’s words and actions, she lies about her destination and demands he get out of her car. Things deteriorate rapidly after she subsequently discovers that her hitchhiker, Zach Marshall, is a fellow teacher at her school. Zach’s machinations, and additional lies, result in Katrina giving a faculty party at a rented cabin—a party made palatable only by the presence of handsome Jack Reeves, whom she met in a local hardware store. A confrontation at the party, an accidental death, a coverup in which Katrina is complicit, more lies, and more deaths trap Katrina in a Kafkaesque nightmare. Thin characters and improbable sequences weaken the overall impact. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608090440
Publisher:
Oceanview Publishing
Publication date:
05/07/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
508,029
File size:
2 MB

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