About the Book
Book: The Camera Never Lies
Author: David Rawlings
Genre: General fiction/allegory/magical realism
Release Date: December 3, 2019
David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler, returns with another probing story: what would you do if your secrets were revealed to those around you?
Daniel Whiteley is a successful couples counselor who regularly puts families back together, helping them face up to the things in life they hide. But his own marriage is falling apart.
His wife, Kelly, knows Daniel is hiding something from her, but she doesn’t dare probe for fear her own secrets will be revealed.
When his grandfather dies, Daniel inherits an old SLR camera from a time when cameras pointed away from the person taking the photograph. On the camera is an inscription: “Use this camera wisely and remember, regardless of the picture you think you took, the camera never lies.”
When Daniel first uses his new camera he finds someone has already filled the roll of film. Annoyed, he processes the film and finds photos of a secret that he’s been hiding from his wife and daughter.
He has no idea who took them.
Now every time he uses the camera, the photographs reveal another secret about himself the he is desperate to keep-as well as those of his wife, which he is desperate to uncover.
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David Rawlings does it again! He creates a book that is so relatable to any reader, I feel anyone could pick it up and connect after reading it in some way. He gives us just enough of the fantastical to give it an unexpected twist, and uses that twist to give us a very real and raw look at something we can all relate to. In this book we get a family wrapped up in the American dream, and how the camera shows the stark reality of each other's secrets that are tearing them apart at the seams. The book is seamless, and is impossible to put down once you start reading. The contemporary nature of it is spot on in language and backdrop. The faith message is not overbearing, but nonetheless unforgettable. This book as well as his previous both are great for the non-reader and would check the boxes for any type reader. If you haven't read David Rawlings, you need to pick up a copy of The Camera Never Lies today!
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.
About the Author
David Rawlings is an Australian author, and a sports-mad father of three who loves humor and a clever turn of phrase. Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication. Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face.
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