The Truth You’re Told

By (author): Michael J. Clark

People die. Secrets don’t.

Sam Hutchings was looking for a writing muse. She hoped that the family cabin at Bird Lake would spark her keyboard, a fire that had been smothered by self-loathing, cheap wine, and her daughter Meg’s summer vacation. An innocent stroll down memory lane begins to unravel the story Sam had heard about her father: What did he do for a living? How did he actually die? Those who know the truth are nearer than she imagines, and protecting their secrets is worth killing for. As the old family stories begin to disintegrate, can Sam and Meg figure out the actual story? And can they uncover the dangerous plot by ex-U.S. military men — before it’s too late?

AUTHOR

Michael J. Clark

Michael J. Clark started his writing career in the field of automotive journalism, winning national awards in Canada for his writing and photography in both print and online publications. After retiring from reporting on all things car in 2015, Michael completed his first novel, Clean Sweep. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife, Carol.

Reviews

“Credible characters and a suspenseful, complex plot bode well for Clark’s next.” — Publishers Weekly
“A terrific whodunit that’s wonderfully Winnipeg- and-Whiteshell-centric — slap on some bug spray, grab a cold brew in a deck chair overlooking the lake and enjoy.” — Winnipeg Free Press

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People die. Secrets don’t.

Sam Hutchings was looking for a writing muse. She hoped that the family cabin at Bird Lake would spark her keyboard, a fire that had been smothered by self-loathing, cheap wine, and her daughter Meg’s summer vacation. An innocent stroll down memory lane begins to unravel the story Sam had heard about her father: What did he do for a living? How did he actually die? Those who know the truth are nearer than she imagines, and protecting their secrets is worth killing for. As the old family stories begin to disintegrate, can Sam and Meg figure out the actual story? And can they uncover the dangerous plot by ex-U.S. military men — before it’s too late?

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Details

Dimensions:

360 Pages
7.75in * 5in * 0.82in
0.77lb

Published:

November 02, 2021

City of Publication:

Toronto

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

ECW Press

ISBN:

9781770414044

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

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Language:

eng

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