The King of Lies
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John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed façade begin to crack.
Work's troubled sister, her combative girlfriend, his gold digging socialite wife, and an unrequited lifelong love join a cast of small town characters that create no shortage of drama in this extraordinary, fast-paced suspense novel.
Hart's mastery of prose and plot belie his newcomer status as he explores the true heart of a man. An illuminating anatomy of a murder and the ripple effect it produces within a family and a community, The King of Lies is a stunning debut.
Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available February 2018.
From Publishers Weekly
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King of Lies
Well written. Great story. I could see every location. I want more.
This is the second book I have read by John Hart. I plan on reading all of his books. I enjoy his work that much.
With each character - new or continuing - there is endless soap opera drivel. Whatever elements make a mystery a good story are lacking entirely here.