A Day on the Water. A Moment of Panic. Lives Changed Forever.
As Paul Wakefield paddles his kayak across Mouat Channel off Vancouver Island, he hears the engine of a yacht cutting through the fog toward him. In an instant, the cruiser swamps Paul and the young girl beside him and disappears into the fog, never to be seen again. Dumped into the winter ocean, the terrified girl thrashes in the ice-cold water, submerging Paul in her frenzy to survive. In a desperate attempt to save them both, Paul makes a fateful decision.
What is Good? What is False? The Good Lie.
“In this profession you see everything. The thieves, the cokeheads, the pimps and prostitutes—of course they lie. Everybody expects them to lie. But sometimes, the good lie, too.” – Ben Stillwell
"Bailey's masterstroke is in creating a situation for his protagonist that is so believable the reader cannot help but feel complicit in the guilt and anguish of it all. With compelling, measured prose, he stakes out precious territory in a genre—located somewhere between thriller and psychodrama—that he makes completely his own." – Quill & Quire