In the book, Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry, Truman Wiley knew success. He was once a well-known investigative reporter. In the past he has reported the top news stories for renowned publishers from around the world. Not in the Heart by Chris FabryBut, Truman Wiley also knows failure. His marriage is in shambles, he has a gambling addiction, and he is an absentee father, unwilling to visit his terminally ill son, Aiden, who has a congenital heart condition and needs a heart transplant in order to survive.
Truman has become somewhat of a hermit, living in a cottage on the beach, being consumed by mounting hospital bills and gambling debts. Then Ellen, his wife calls him with a proposal that could change their lives. Terrell Conley, an inmate who is on death row for the murder of Diana Wright, has offered his heart to Aiden after his execution. But, Terrell has one last request. He wants a book written that tells what happened from his perspective – he has always maintained that he is innocent. And he wants Truman to write the story.
Since Terrell’s execution day is scheduled in 30 days, Truman immediately begins using his investigative resources to find out what really happened that day. Soon he is joined by his daughter Abigail and together they delve deeply into Diana’s life and into what actually happened the night Diana died. As elements of the truth appear, Truman is faced with difficult choices and must decide if the truth will prevail.
This book combines suspense, intrigue, and heartache along with twists and turns and a totally unexpected ending. All of which make it a great read. Not in the Heart is a story of life inside gambling addiction and chronic illness. But more importantly it is a story of making the right choices and redemption.
You can find Not in the Heart and other books by Chris Fabry at the Lexington Public Library. Also, be sure to look for our new book list at the library or online at lexingtonlibrary.org.
In the book Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline, Dr. Mike Scanlon provides a vital component of the 556th Forward Surgical Team stationed in Afghanistan. He is the lone podiatrist on the team, whose skill as a surgeon has saved the life and limb of many American soldiers. But Afghanistan is a country in turmoil and Mike and his wife Chloe are praying that he can avoid the constant dangers and return home safely.
While Mike operates on an injured soldier one cold winter day, he is interrupted by his commander, who informs him that his wife has died – the victim of an apparent household accident. He is granted a short leave to return home.
When he arrives at home, he discovers that not only has his wife died, but his life, as he knew it, is in shambles. His practice is in jeopardy, his wife’s death continues to bring forth more questions, and the only family he has left, his precious daughter, Emily, is a complete stranger to him. As more questions arise and a shocking secret is revealed, Mike realizes that the battle he is facing on the home front could be more difficult that any battle on the battlefield and the stakes are high – life as a father to is daughter.
You can find Don’t Go and other books by Lisa Scottoline including Look Again and Save Me at the Lexington Public Library. Stop by the library pick up a copy of the library’s new book list or you can find the new book list online.
Lexington Public Library