Lies I Never Told

A Collection of Short Stories

About the Book

The search for a mysterious woman that he spent an afternoon with thirty years ago.

Waiting in the car for the daughter who he may or may not recognize.

Sitting by the river, waiting for the girl with the brown eyes.

In this intensely personal collection of short stories, bestselling novelist Martin Crosbie writes about relationships, sex, children, infidelities, guilt, and sometimes, the absence of guilt.

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An author that never lets you down… “For anyone that has lost someone to drugs, has known a peculiar relative, is apet owner, had a childhood crush or has suffered from depression then this bookwill touch your heart. The final short story “Afternoons with Angela” brought alump to my throat and tears to my eyes. If you are a first time reader I amsomewhat envious because you are about to embark on two wonderful journeys with Martin Crosbie.”

– Spadger, Amazon reviewer

Thought provoking stories… “Each one of these stories touched me in a very personal way. I think everyonewill relate to some, if not all of these short stories. Mr. Crosbie has a way ofwriting that makes you feel like he is just having a conversation with hisreaders, very personal.”

– Kelley McRae, Amazon reviewer

Five Stars! … “Where Martin Crosbie found his voice is a mystery. His ability to create stories (here very brief ones) that explore the psyche of his chosen stand-in trope in such a way that within a few sentences you are so aware of the character’s life and feelings that he seems to be sitting beside you, in conversation with only you.”

– Grady Harp, Goodreads hall of fame reviewer

A Sneak Peek from Just William

It’s what we do. We make our own beds. We become thirty and then forty and we divorce and re-marry and visit our children on weekends, and work at jobs we never dreamt of doing, and have too many relationships with people we don’t like, and on the outside we look like any other forty year old hero. We’re not though, because it never goes away. No matter how much we try to hide it, inside we’re still seventeen, sitting at the river, looking for the girl with the brown eyes.

The Details

Published: April 13, 2013
Publisher: Martin Crosbie
Formats: Ebook
Genres & Tropes
Short Stories, Relationships, Family