Awarded Honorable Mention ~ Fiction Category 2016 New England Book Festival
Received Gold Book Award from Literary Titans 2017
Loretta Marion’s debut novel is a twisty tale of mystery and suspense…with whispers of romance.
FIVE STARS from Literary Titans Reviews!
“Murder and mystery with shimmers of romance are all the delectable things that Loretta H. Marion has to offer with her tantalizing tale The Fool’s Truth…At times breath-taking and other times heart-pounding a true mystery lover will not want to let The Fool’s Truth pass them by.”
To read the entire review check out the December 2nd post: https://literarytitan.com/
To read author interview go to the December 16th post entitled A Buried Desire: https://literarytitan.com/2016/12/page/3/
“Deftly paced and richly imagined, The Fool’s Truth combines elements of traditional mystery and romantic suspense. With its evocative setting deep in the Maine woods and its intriguing cast of well-developed characters, Loretta Marion’s tale of old love, present danger, and small town secrets will capture the reader. Fans of Barbara Michaels and Kate Morton—take note!”
Rosie Genova, National Bestselling Author of The Italian Kitchen Mysteries (NAL/Penguin)
“I could not put down The Fool’s Truth – it was lively and engaging, with truly memorable characters and plenty of plot twists. I hope to read more from Loretta Marion!”
Nina Sankovitch, Author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
“The Fool’s Truth by Loretta Marion of Bristol is a mystery/thriller with a touch of romance. When Cordelia flees her abusive husband, taking her toddler daughter with her, she is aided by old friend (maybe more?) Ramon Alvarez. But her trip north is interrupted in Murphy, Maine, where she has car trouble. This is one of those books where you don’t want to give too much away. All of the characters have a touch of mystery or hidden pasts, except the sleazy English tabloid journalist, now the editor of the Murphy newspaper, who is just what he seems.
Each chapter is introduced with an apropos quote from the teachings of Buddha, Sherlock Holmes stories, Shakespeare or authors commenting on journalism. The plot clips right along and you’re not quite sure what will happen next. It’s a very enjoyable read.”
Lynda Rego, East Bay Life, East Bay Newspapers, November 2016