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Review for The Camera Never Lies

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Book:  The Camera Never Lies

Author: David Rawlings

Genre: General fiction/allegory/magical realism

Release Date: December 3, 2019

cover Camera Never LiesDavid 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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Imagine having secrets from those you love and should share everything with all the time.  This situation is exactly what happens to Daniel and his wife Kelly.  The secrets they are keeping from each other could potentially devastate each other and their daughter.  But then Daniel’s beloved grandfather dies and leaves him a camera.  Daniel begins to experience strange things, such as an entire roll of film being taken by someone other than him.  But even stranger, when the pictures are developed Daniel sees things that never happened.

When a marriage counselor and his wife are having marital problems, who can they turn to (especially when the marriage counselor is a best-selling author who has secrets of his own?  I love how the story slowly winds its way through unexpected twists and turns.  Millie, daughter of Daniel and Kelly, is one of my favorite characters.  She sees everything and only wants her life to return to normal.

The book ends on a note I was happy with, but then an epilogue enters the scene that makes me want to read more about the characters in this book.  I feel there are so many more stories that need to be told.  So check out this book for yourself.  It is definitely worth reading.

I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

About the Author

headshot-david-rawlingsDavid 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.

 

Read an Excerpt

Read an excerpt of The Camera Never Lies here.

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