THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES is a novella with a word count of 27,000. It is part of a novella collection.
Thirty-five year old bachelor and handsomely dangerous Police Inspector Ian Christian is sent to his birth place, Norfolk Island, Australia, to investigate the homicide of thirty-seven year old American Man-eater Ruthie Geil. A woman who gave everyone who encountered her a reason to kill her.
Little did Ian know, the victim’s ghost is haunting the Island and seeking revenge on those she believed wronged her. Ian falls for the victim’s sister Rosa, who is seemingly nothing like Ruthie.
With a lengthy suspect list which includes Ian’s relatives and boyhood pals, his valor and morality are tested to the breaking point. Between finding the killer and the supernatural happenings plaguing the Island, Ian encounters treacherous situations, blackmail, a government cover-up, lust, lies, manipulation, and more murders.
Solving Ruthie’s murder will prove heartbreaking for Ian, but is the only solution to restore Island peace, and lay the Norfolk Ghost to rest, once and for all.