Tag: Tell Me No Lies

The Big Thrill

Oh my gosh—what an honor! I have an interview in the International Thriller Writers magazine, The Big Thrill, this month and it’s a good one.

The Big Thrill

Visiting Kerrian’s Notebook

Had such a fun time with this! What happens when Ava Logan and Sheriff Grayson Ridge have lunch with big-city detective Charlie Kerrian and his wife? Can the news media and law enforcement really get along?

Kerrian’s Notebook: Visiting Detective

Reviews are starting to come in for Tell Me No Lies and they are good. I’m smiling.

“Well-drawn characters, a dash of romance, and enough logically constructed red herrings to keep the reader guessing right up to the end distinguish this tightly woven tale.”—Publishers Weekly

“The first in Willis’ planned series mixes murder and romance with enough suspects to keep you guessing.”—Kirkus Reviews


“Lynn Chandler Willis writes with a voice as big as the Appalachians. TELL ME NO LIES is a compelling mystery and a spot-on depiction of newspapering in a small town. I’m already looking forward to more from Ava Logan.” – Brad Parks, Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Award-winning author of SAY NOTHING

“A well-wrought tale of the secrets concealed beneath the surface of small-town Appalachia…Willis is a seasoned professional who gives us just enough red herrings to keep us guessing to the end.” – Margaret Maron, New York Times Bestselling Author of Long Upon the Land

“A page-turning balance of small town life and an unsolvable mystery with characters we wish we knew for real. Tell Me No Lies is a mystery that will not disappoint.” – C. Hope Clark, Author of Echoes of Edisto

“Willis brings to life not only the beauty of the Appalachia, but also the crippling poverty that can and does cause people to resort to terrible things.” – For the Love of Books


Tell Me No Lies Now Available For Pre-Sale

It’s getting very real! Tell Me No Lies is now up on Goodreads, Amazon, and other on-line sites. If you’d like an Advanced Reading Copy in exchange for an early review on Goodreads, drop me an email and let me know. The more reviews prior to release, the better.

If you’d like to go ahead and place your order so you’ll have a copy on release day, you can pre-order it here: Henery Press or directly at  Amazon

Busy, busy, busy…but fun, fun, fun!


It’s Here!

So here we go…the cover to Tell Me No Lies (formerly titled Nobody’s Baby) Scheduled release February 7, 2017. I don’t know about you, but I love it!


Ava Logan, single mother and small business owner, lives deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, where poverty and pride reign. As publisher of the town newspaper, she’s busy balancing election season stories and a rash of ginseng thieves. And then the story gets personal. After her friend is murdered, Ava digs for the truth all the while juggling her two teenage children, her friend’s orphaned toddler, and her own muddied past. Faced with threats against those closest to her, Ava must find the killer before she, or someone she loves, ends up dead.

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