Chéri Vausé’s latest novel is a mystery thriller, centred around FBI Special Agent in Charge, Grantham “Grant” Greene, and his investigation into a series of bombings, targeting Women’s clinics in Washington and Oregon.
There seems to be no shortage of suspects, some of whom are closer to home than even Grant suspects as he puts aside his disillusionment with his job and takes the most difficult case of his career. He is being pressured for a speedy result, not only by his boss, but also by his politically ambitious father, both of whom understand the potential for these attacks to cause a nationwide controversy. He’s given just one weekend to discover the identity of the attacker, but in doing so, uncovers the involvement of a beautiful woman, who seems to have committed suicide.
Hounded by his own doubts, the media, his colleagues and his father, Grant wonders if the whole bombing campaign is just a publicity stunt, an insurance fraud, or whether there is something much more sinister going on. As he discovers more about the industry he’s investigating, he starts to doubt his long-held beliefs and question his involvement in the investigation. Putting his personal feelings to one side, he delves deeper and, as tragedy strikes, he is left wondering whether it’s possible to fall in love with someone you’ve never even met.
In her novel, Chéri Vausé creates an atmospheric mystery, while informing and enlightening her reader in an entertaining and thrilling journey. In Grant Greene, she has created a protagonist who is at once charming, beguiling and human. He doubts himself, but never those surrounding him and, even when his beliefs and trust are tested to the limits, he remains true to himself.
Chéri’s experience working as a counsellor and Director of Birthright in Pasco, Washington, have given her a unique insight into the background of this story and many of the stories portrayed in this novel are taken from her experiences at that time.
“As a counsellor,” says Chéri, “I had the opportunity to help the women and men who came to our office deal with their personal tragedies in a constructive way, and to assist them financially when necessary. Today, I became their voice in The Truth and Nothing but Lies. For their sake, it is tale whose time has come.”
“We are really pleased to represent Chéri and her books,” says Steve Lawrance, co-founder of GWL Publishing. “We are always looking to assist writers in bringing their words and ideas to fruition, as we’re very aware of how difficult it can be for those who have never been traditionally published, to launch their careers.”
“We are delighted to be able to bring The Truth and nothing but Lies to the market,” Steve continues. “It’s a fast-paced mystery thriller, in which the message doesn’t get lost, but doesn’t dominate either. Readers will relate to Grant Greene and his doubts, but in the end, despite some of the harsh and realistic content, this is a story full of optimism, trust and faith.”