What a surprise this debut novel from Natalie Walters was! While the premise of Living Lies is a suspense novel, it is also a beautiful love story and tender tale of discovering God’s purpose for one’s life. Walter’s characters are relatable, dynamic and immediately draw you in. The small town atmosphere that Walter’s created for this novel’s setting is picturesque and homey. This novel opens readers hearts to the topics of depression, suicide and the stigmas surrounding mental health. Walter’s lovingly depicts the beauty and purpose our Redeemer can offer those who find themselves or their loved ones facing fears and struggles that are larger than life itself. The suspense and heroism in this story is exactly what readers will find they want from this novel… The mild suspense keeps readers on edge as the mystery unfolds and the hero swoops in to save the day just as readers hope. My overall rating is a solid four star novel - a sweet and tender romance, a mysterious killer, and a beautiful discovery of second chances and finding a life worth living.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Natalie Walters is a military wife of 22 years and currently resides in Hawaii with her soldier husband and their three kids. She writes full-time and has been published in Proverbs 31 magazine and has blogged for Guideposts online. In addition to balancing life as a military spouse, mom, and writer, she loves connecting on social media, sharing her love of books, cooking, and traveling. Natalie comes from a long line of military and law enforcement veterans and is passionate about supporting them through volunteer work, races, and writing stories that affirm no one is defined by their past. Visit her website here: https://www.nataliewalterswriter.com
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