The Camera Never Lies Book Review

About the Book

Book:  The Camera Never Lies

Author: David Rawlings

Genre: General fiction/allegory/magical realism

Release Date: December 3, 2019

David Rawlings, author of The Baggage Handler, returns with another probing story: what would you do if your secrets were revealed to those around you?

Daniel Whiteley is a successful couples counselor who regularly puts families back together, helping them face up to the things in life they hide. But his own marriage is falling apart.

His wife, Kelly, knows Daniel is hiding something from her, but she doesn’t dare probe for fear her own secrets will be revealed.

When his grandfather dies, Daniel inherits an old SLR camera from a time when cameras pointed away from the person taking the photograph. On the camera is an inscription: “Use this camera wisely and remember, regardless of the picture you think you took, the camera never lies.”
When Daniel first uses his new camera he finds someone has already filled the roll of film. Annoyed, he processes the film and finds photos of a secret that he’s been hiding from his wife and daughter.
He has no idea who took them.

Now every time he uses the camera, the photographs reveal another secret about himself the he is desperate to keep-as well as those of his wife, which he is desperate to uncover.

 

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My Thoughts

David Rawlings has done it again. This book has hit a whole new level of amazing! One thing I love about Rawlings’ writing is that it’s so realistic (minus the magic camera). I can relate to his characters and I find myself genuinely interested to see what becomes of them by the end of the book. The interactions between the characters are probably my favorite part of the book. I can picture what’s taking place and almost hear the characters as they’re conversing. This book tackles a hard truth, yet one that is so important for us to remember. I love when I can take away an important lesson from a book. It’s make me feel like it was well worth my time reading it. Everything about Rawlings’ writing is magical and leaves me wanting another book. Thank you again for the wonderful story, yet important message.

I received a copy of these books from the publisher via Celebrate Lit. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

David Rawlings is an Australian author, and a sports-mad father of three who loves humor and a clever turn of phrase. Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication. Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face.

 

Read an Excerpt

Read an excerpt of The Camera Never Lies here.

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