The Truth Lies in the Dark

Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By Kristin Callender

Publisher : Bluewater Press, LLC

ABOUT Kristin Callender

Kristin Callender
I am a mom of four, wife, author, writer, reader, reviewer, friend, sister, aunt, daughter...well, you get the picture. I am many things to many people. Just like most people I am trying to find a balance with it all and keep some of my sanity : ) 


What if you found out that everything you thought you knew was a lie? That the people you loved and trusted kept a life changing secret from you? These are a few of the questions Amanda Martineau must answer in The Truth Lies in the Dark.

As a child Amanda survived a plane crash that killed her parents and left her with no memory of her life before the accident. Raised by her grandparents, she only knows what they have told her about her past and her family. But her reoccurring nightmares tell her something different. They leave her feeling like a stranger in her own mind. Then an unfinished letter written by her grandfather thrusts her deeper into confusion.

A business trip with her husband Nick quickly turns into a personal journey to expose the secret of her past. As she searches for answers she only finds more questions. Who can she trust? Who is there to help her and who is there to make sure that the truth the dark?

I was so excited and honored to see my story published, but what makes it even more special is my teenage son painted the picture that was used for my book cover. He is a talented artist and I am so proud to share this accomplishment with him. And yes, he does get a percentage of my earnings :) Then I take it back for room and board. Not really, but I should.

Here are a few notable reviews:

The truth is sometimes silenced for simplicity, but sometimes you simply must find it out. "The Truth Lies in the Dark" tells of orphaned Amanda. Raised by her grandparents, her family history is told to her in ways she doesn't quite believe. Her recurring nightmares are her only clue as she begins to dig into her family's history and starts to find things that her family would rather she didn't. "The Truth Lies in the Dark" is a novel of deeply hidden skeletons in the closet, making for riveting reading. ~Midwest Book Review

"This freshman author has offered up an account of what happens when life is not what it seems. Readers are quickly pulled into the tale, which moves at a good pace." ~Hartford Magazine (Feb. 2009, Vol. VII, No.2, Pg. 27)

" was a great read, really kept me turning the pages, well written, good character development and nice twist at the end. Overall.... yes, I would recommend the book especially for a weekend out of town/vacation or beach read." ~radio personality Joan Dylan, WRCH 100.5 (Jan. 2009)

"The truth truly lies in the dark in Callender's well-written page-turner, guaranteed to keep the reader on the edge of the seat and guessing to the last page. Well done, Ms Callender, more books please." ~Pat Elliott from BookLoons (Dec.2008)

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