Each of us has power in the words we speak. We can build others up, or we can tear them down. And with the words we speak comes responsibility.
Natalie Walters has used her words to do more than write a story. In Living Lies, Natalie deals head on with depression and anxiety. She tells a thriller of a story, with characters you immediately connect with, but more than that she uses her platform to educate.
Depression and Anxiety are real and dangerous to those who suffer from them. Lane Kent is the main character in Living Lies, and she struggles with depression day to day. Despite her picture perfect family, Lane is plagued with thoughts that she does not matter and that life may be better without her. On top of her mental health issues, she struggles with her past, and the loss of her husband. Her controlling family is not helping her either, until Charlie Lynch arrives on the scene. Charlie is a new detective, and he is dealing with his own family issues relating to his father and his disappointment of Charlie leaving the marines.
Weave in the murder of a local youth, a Vietnam Veteran struggling with PTSD and some crazy theories and you have a great story with a powerfully strong message,
I thoroughly enjoyed Living Lies and I look forward to reading more books by Natalie Walters in the future! She shed light on two very important and related issues : depression and anxiety as well as PTSD in veterans.
NOTE : I received Living Lies in exchange for an honest review from Revell Publishers.
About Natalie Walters :
My world revolves around GIJOE and our three adult (or almost adult) children who keep my life anything but predictable. Our boots hit the ground wherever the Army sends us but home is when we’re all together no matter the zipcode. My passion is writing stories where adventure meets love and share my belief that life rooted in purpose is a story worth telling.
More about Living Lies :
In the little town of Walton, Georgia, everybody knows your name–but no one knows your secret. At least that’s what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, Lane is looking for hope. What she finds instead is a dead body.
Lane must work with Walton’s newest deputy, Charlie Lynch, to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when that truth hits too close to home, she’ll have to decide if saving the life of another is worth the cost of revealing her darkest secret.
Debut novelist Natalie Walters pulls you to the edge of your seat on the first page and keeps you there until the last in this riveting story that will have you believing no one is defined by their past.