I’m delighted to have Christy Barritt here on the blog today to talk about her brand new romantic suspense (and the start of a new Lantern Beach series), Fractured Lies!
USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”
Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have sold more than three million copies and have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.
She is married to her Prince Charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious—but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy is a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.
When she’s not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and exploring small, unsuspecting towns where people have no idea how accident-prone she is.
You can connect with Christy on her website and Facebook.
FRACTURED LIES by Christy Barritt
SERIES: Lantern Beach Exposure
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: River Heights
RELEASE DATE: March 30, 2023
Lantern Beach has seen its fair share of trouble. But the danger isn’t over yet . . .
As security agent Jonah Gray zeroes in on his current mission, he finds scientist Rachel Atwood in his crosshairs. Right before his foster brother died, he handed Jonah a slip of paper with the woman’s name on it and muttered the word “killed.” But the more Jonah gets to know Rachel, the more he’s uncertain if she’s a killer or a target.
Rachel Atwood hopes to leave trouble behind when she takes a new research position at a cosmetics company located on Lantern Beach. But things aren’t as idyllic on the coastal island as she’d assumed. Something fishy is going on at the waterfront lab, and Rachel is unsure who to trust.
When lies are exposed, Jonah and Rachel’s newfound trust is shattered. Can they pick up the fractured pieces of truth in time? Or will a killer’s devious plan destroy them both?
A suspenseful mystery full of romance, forced proximity, hidden identities, secrets, and danger around every turn.
Hi Christy! Welcome back to the blog!
Christy: Audiobooks. I love listening to books as I take my daily walk around the neighborhood or as I’m driving.
Carrie: so does my husband!
Christy: Over. It’s clearly the superior way. 🙂
Christy: Coke. However, I haven’t drank any soda for eight years! I gave it up for health reasons and haven’t looked back.
Carrie: oh man, you’re my hero! I know I should quit drinking Diet Coke but so far I haven’t been able to.
Christy: Ocean. One of my favorite places in the whole world is the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Carrie: that’s on my list of places I want to visit 🙂
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Christy: Mandie from the series by Lois Gladys Leppard. I loved reading about her adventures. Nancy Drew would be a close second. 🙂
Carrie: i loved the Mandie books!!! And of course Nancy Drew.
Q: If I sneaked a peek in your purse right now (which I would never do, I promise!), what would it tell me about you?
Christy: That I’m slightly messy and disorganized. You’ll find receipts and bubble gum wrappers and probably some loose change at the bottom. My wallet is pretty organized, however—I like having my finances in order. 🙂 I also have a small leather-bound notebook where I jot notes, but if someone were to see these notes, they’d make no sense to anyone but me. And practically speaking, I always carry a bottle of water, my keys, and Carmex.
Carrie: Carmex is essential for me in the winter!
Q: Which of your main characters in Fractured Lies is most like you?
Christy: Rachel Atwood is a scientist. She’s also an introvert, she loves drinking turmeric tea, and she enjoys playing Scrabble at night. My husband and I have a new routine at night where we drink herbal tea and play Scrabble. It beats eating junk food and watching too much TV. 🙂
Carrie: aww i love that ♥
Q: Did you have the whole plot outlined before you started writing Fractured Lies, or did you let the characters dictate what came next?
Christy: I always let the characters dictate the story. I plan on my book by plotting out three or four chapters at a time. Because of this, I have to do a lot more rewriting, but it’s still a lot more fun to write this way and “discover” the story as I go.
Carrie: that does sound like a fun process!
Q: What is something God taught you while you wrote Fractured Lies?
Christy: This series will explore science and religion. Can the two walk hand in hand? Can a scientist also have faith and believe in God? It’s a subject that’s always fascinated me, and I’m excited to be able to explore this more through the Lantern Beach Exposure series.
Carrie: very intriguing!!
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Christy: Lantern Beach Exposure will be a multi-book series featuring both old and new characters from the fictional North Carolina island. One thread will stretch throughout all the books—a new lab that has opened on the island. I also have a new Fog Lake trilogy releasing in the fall and a few other surprises for my readers. 🙂
Christy Barritt is offering an ebook copy of Fractured Lies to THREE of my readers (Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What makes you want to read Fractured Lies by Christy Barritt?
I would love to read this book, thank you for the giveaway.
It’s so interesting to learn about a classic romantic suspense writer! Her books are so good! Thank you both!
I’ve read and enjoyed some of Christy’s books and this sounds like a good one!
I haven’t read any books by this author before, but this one sounds like one I’d like to try!
i love her books!
Thank you for the giveaway!
Book sounds like a good read.
Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.
Looks like a good suspense
This book sounds great and something I like. Nice interview too!
It sounds interesting and I like romantic suspense.
me too 🙂
The storyline sounds very interesting.
Because I enjoy Christian Suspense books and always looking for more new authors to read!