It's the most bizarre and frightening proposal true-crime writer Marie Lightfoot has ever received: a killer wants Marie to collaborate with him by becoming his next victim — and writing a book about her own murder. But for Marie, it may be the key to solving her most personal mystery and at last uncover the truth about the disappearance of her parents. They were underground Civil Rights activists who vanished during the explosive summer of 1963. Now Marie must follow the instructions of her "co-author" to find the answers she seeks in a small Alabama town — while racing to outwit her would-be killer before she is forced to write her own final page.
Following The Whole Truth and Ring of Truth, award-winning author Nancy Pickard pens the sensational third novel in the acclaimed series starring Marie Lightfoot. It's no lie that The Truth Hurts is her most hair-raising page-turner yet.