Death of a Lie by Peter Harper – Promo Post

Death of a Lie by Peter Harper – Promo Post

Sponsored Post. Today we welcome author Peter Harper to Whispering Stories with his Promotional Post for his new book ‘Death of a Lie‘, which was released on 21st August 2019.

Death of a Lie by Peter Harper

Death of a Lie

Author – Peter Harper
Pages – 434
Release Date – 21st August 2019
ISBN 13 – 978-1687703798
Format – ebook, paperback

New Synopsis

1944, and a Lend-Lease B-25 with its Soviet aircrew falls from the sky above Timişoara, Romania. Andrei Bălcescu, while camping out that night on his father’s smallholding, finds a battered folder amidst the plane’s wreckage. Fifty years later, Andrei’s adopted son, Lucian, rediscovers the folder and its eight pages of encrypted material in a garden shed. He visits a childhood friend, who makes a start on cracking the code. Barely a week later, Lucian suspects he is being followed by persons unknown.

Present day, and Lucian’s daughter, Shani Bălcescu, a promising Oxford academic, continues to search for information on her family. When she receives a text from an individual claiming to have known her parents, curiosity takes her to Timişoara, where she soon regrets her impulsive nature. Witness to the aftermath of a vicious murder, and hearing that both Oxford and her home city of Prague have been ‘visited’, Shani knows that to leave Romania would prove fatal without first piecing together her father’s movements days before she was born.

What reviewers’ are saying:

A thoroughly entertaining novel (5 Stars)

This is an epic journey, full of many dangers and pitfalls which is exciting and nail biting. (5 Stars)

A very well written and thought provoking book. (5 Stars)

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Lucian looked at Serghei and saw the bewilderment in his eyes, too. They both turned back to Mario. ‘Go on,’ said Lucian.
‘The Soviet Union was handed the atomic bomb by the Yanks, or more precisely by a powerful underground faction operating inside America. Maybe Kennedy was about to expose the fact that the Cold War was a hoax. A complete set-up.’
‘That doesn’t make any sense at all,’ said Lucian, annoyed now that his time was being wasted because the man was talking garbage. ‘I mean the Cold War being a hoax.’
‘Listen to me…’ Mario took a long cigarette from its elegant, gold-striped packet – utterly incongruous with its surroundings – and lit up. ‘When I was in Hotel Sewer in Bucharest, I met a guy who told me a lot about this stuff. It makes sense if there’s a body of people – like really wealthy people – who are set on organising massive upheavals, and out of them they build a world government while the ordinary governments show themselves to be useless against what’s being thrown at them. That’s what this guy told me, and since that day every question I’ve put to myself always points to exactly that…’

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About the Author

Peter Harper

Peter Harper works mainly as a member of staff at a post-graduate college in Oxford, UK. He became captivated by creative writing while toying with a short story, using the first person. He quickly realised, however, that he was more suited to the third person, particularly when it came to the project he had in mind, a character-driven story with topical global themes, which would nonetheless slot into the thriller genre – the novel in question being Cascade, the prequel to Death of a Lie.

He dedicated Cascade to the memory of his father – whose worldly insight, he says, essentially gave him the building blocks for his political and philosophical outlook.

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22 Responses

  1. Tasha says:

    I’m would instantly say that this is not a story that I would read. (Historical fiction is not a genre that I typically enjoy.) I do think, however that the synopsis is intriguing.

  2. Allie Bock says:

    This sounds so good!

  3. DJ Sakata says:

    This one looks intense

  4. Entertainingly Nerdy says:

    I actually like the sound of this one!

  5. Mandi S says:

    I’m not a fan of historical fiction, but I feel like my hubby would adore this read so I’m going to pass along the rec to him!

  6. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Emma Mane says:

    I’ve just download the book. Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to begin.

  8. Great promo post this is the first time I have heard or seen this book and it looks and sounds great and very intriguing. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  9. Robin Loves Reading says:

    Nice post. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Spooky's Maze Of Books says:

    I usually love reading this type of Historical Fiction but it doesn’t sound like something I would pick up, but I did love your post.

  11. Lixa (yari) Roncon says:

    I love historical fiction books. This one looks good

  12. I’m glad that you are intrigued by the synopsis.

  13. I agree it really does.

  14. But it sounds so good too.

  15. Great I hope you choose to read it.

  16. Great I hope your hubby gets to read the book and enjoys it.

  17. You are very welcome.

  18. I’m glad that you like the look of the book.

  19. Wonderful I hope you enjoy it.

  20. Thanks, I’m so happy you like it.

  21. Thank you. You are very welcome.

  22. Thanks. Historical fiction isn’t for everyone. It does move to the present day too.