Hanna Walsh’s husband is found murdered in Charleston, South Carolina. His failed land deal leaves her family and finances in ruins. The FBI thinks she knows more than she’s letting on and a dangerous crime family thinks she’s hiding several million dollars they want back.
An old letter and journal found in the attic of the family’s beach house on Pawleys Island reveals her distant grandmother, who owned the same house as a young widow during the Civil War, suffered a similar path of emotional loss, crushing betrayal and financial hardship. Her grandmother’s story chronicles the tragic loss of her husband in a senseless battle fought weeks after the war had ended and a mysterious stranger who has returned to tell of her husband’s needless death.
Hanna finds their hopes for deliverance both depend on those they still hold close, but betrayal and ultimate salvation come in many unexpected forms.
Lies We Never See plays out across the beautiful and historic Pawleys Island and Charleston in the Low Country of South Carolina, as well as a distant Civil War battlefield in Southern Texas in parallel stories of two women, generations apart, struggling to save their families and all they hold dear.
Amazon Five Star Reviews for Lies We Never See
-“… the characters are enchanting. I loved them all.”
-“…. hard to put down… another compelling story.”
-“… loved reading every word of it.”
-“… a thoroughly enjoyable read.”
-“… suspenseful to the end.”
Praise for Michael Lindley novels
“… Lindley is a masterful storyteller, effortlessly moving between past and present.”
“… his work reads elegantly and is artfully crafted.”
“… beautifully merges storylines of then and now.”
“… a rising talent.”