As Paul Wakefield paddles his kayak across Mouat Channel off Vancouver Island, he hears the engine of a yacht cutting through the fog toward him. In an instant, the cruiser swamps Paul and the young girl beside him, then disappears into the fog, never to be seen again. Dumped into the winter ocean, the terrified girl thrashes in the ice-cold water, submerging Paul in her frenzy to survive. In a desperate attempt to save them both, Paul makes a fateful decision.
The Good Lie goes deep into the hearts and souls of characters who struggle to adapt to an utterly senseless incident.
A day on the water. A moment of panic. Lives changed forever. The Good Lie goes deep into the hearts and souls of characters who struggle to adapt to an utterly senseless incident.From the first act of instinctive violence to the shattering event that liberates Bailey's characters from its thrall, Bailey has both characters and readers twisting on the spit of morality: What is good? What is evil? Bailey's vision is absolutely compelling.
Marilyn Bowering, author of What It Takes to be Human and Visible Worlds.
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