Episode 394 | Charlie Donlea Interview
THE AUTHOR STORIES PODCAST WITH HANK GARNER. THE STORY BEHIND THE STORIES, AND THE STORYTELLERS.
Today’s author interview is with Charlie Donlea, author of the new book Don’t Believe It.
From acclaimed author Charlie Donlea comes a twisting, impossible-to-put-down novel of suspense in which a filmmaker helps clear a woman convicted of murder–only to find she may be a puppet in a sinister game.
The Girl of Sugar Beach is the most watched documentary in television history–a riveting, true-life mystery that unfolds over twelve weeks and centers on a fascinating question: Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend, Julian, while on a Spring Break vacation, or is she a victim of circumstance and poor police work? Grace has spent the last ten years in a St. Lucian prison, and reaches out to filmmaker Sidney Ryan in a last, desperate attempt to prove her innocence.
As Sidney begins researching, she uncovers startling evidence, additional suspects, and timeline issues that were all overlooked during the original investigation. Before the series even finishes filming, public outcry leads officials to reopen the case. But as the show surges towards its final episodes, Sidney receives a letter saying that she got it badly, terribly wrong.
Sidney has just convinced the world that Grace is innocent. Now she wonders if she has helped to free a ruthless killer. Delving into Grace’s past, she peels away layer after layer of deception. But as Sidney edges closer to the real heart of the story, she must decide if finding the truth is worth risking her newfound fame, her career . . . even her life.
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The Author Stories Podcast with Hank Garner. Charlie Donlea tells the story behind the story. DON'T BELIEVE IT.
Charlie Donlea is the USA Today and International bestselling author of Summit Lake, The Girl Who Was Taken and Don’t Believe It. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two young children.
He spends a part of each year fishing with his father in the far reaches of Canada, where the roads end and lakes are accessible only by floatplane. These majestic trips to “God’s Country” inspired the setting for Summit Lake.
With so many choices of entertainment and countless other books to choose from, he thanks you for spending your time and treasure on his creation.
Published on June 8, 2018 by Hank
Follow the Journey
A Charlie Donlea exclusive Sugar Beach "behind the scenes" personal photo collection. Learn more about the history of Sugar Beach St. Lucia Caribbean—the setting for DON'T BELIEVE IT and the author's inspiration.
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