How can a lie possibly be good? This question presses upon Paul Wakefield following a kayaking accident on the ocean surrounding the city of Victoria. His wife and child are threatened by the repercussions that follow the accident—and Paul must decide how to confront the accusations facing him. Knowing the truth will destroy them all, he scrambles for the one thing certain to save a select few: the good lie.
This web site provides background information about my third novel, The Good Lie. You'll find a number of pages that will add to your understanding of the narrative, pages that I could not possibly include in the novel itself. For example, I've taken a few amateur photos of locations that serve as settings. While the book is a work of fiction, the locations for many scenes are real places located in and around Victoria.
There are other pages about events that inspired the book (Genesis), the novel diary that reveals the process of writing, the novel synopsis I sent to publishers, the first page of the story, the editing process, and a profile of the editor, Wayne Tefs, questions to guide a book club discussion, news of the book launch party, marketing and sales (PR), reviews, an author interview and thematic links related to the book. Over time, I hope to add pages about the on-going life of the novel. If you'd like to be advised of any breaking literary news, contact me.
The Good Lie earns a star review: "Had Crime and Punishment been set in contemporary Victoria, B.C., it might very well have ended up as The Good Lie" ... Read the full review here.
Quillblog is "blown away" by TheGoodLie.com.
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