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'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
--Miguel de Cervantes

Scandalous Lies
The Cane's Inlet Mystery, Book 1
AuthorAdam Carpenter
ISBN#978-1-641-22-1139 (print) $14.99
 978-1-641-22-1221 (ebook) $6.99
Release DateMarch 2018
Length: (*)58,000 words
Heat Rating:Moderate
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A secret rocks Noah Sanders' life, sending him back to a coastal town he never knew, one in which he may have been stolen from.

In a tiny Adirondack village, a secret is about to be exposed. Noah Sanders learns from his mother—on her deathbed—that he is not who he thought. Suddenly, the unassuming Noah finds his entire life called into question, and only he can separate the truth from the lies.

He'd been given one clue: his real name. But what is the reason for his abduction from the family he should have known. The coastal paradise called Cane's Inlet is where Noah finds himself, trying to keep a low profile as he quietly begins his investigation. But Demetri, a sexy diner owner, catches his attention almost immediately, as does the local police chief when Noah stumbles across a corpse on the beach.

Cane's Inlet is known for its sunny shores, the lush waves of the ocean. But a deeper mystery lies beneath the surface, and Noah is the unwitting key to unraveling a long-held truth. Insinuating himself into the ways of the locals, Noah learns of the feud between the founding family, the Canes, and to the rich newcomers, the Hatchers. With no one to trust, Noah tries to fight his attraction to Demetri, all while desperately trying to keep secret his reason for coming to town.

SCANDALOUS LIES is the first part in a trilogy that will lay bare stories of the past, and in the end, no one will escape the web of deceit that has defined Cane's Inlet for more than one hundred years. Scandalous, sinister, suspicious, the Cane's Inlet Mystery is a tour-de-force tale of two families, one secret, and, ultimately, one man's discovery of his own true self.

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