Picture of Lies (Hardcover)

By C. C. Harrison

Five Star (ME), 9781432825065, 325pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2011



Investigative journalist Keegan Thomas has been living a nightmare of guilt and grief since her
little girl, Daisy, was kidnapped practically in front of her eyes. When the police investigation
stalled, she turned her grief to anger and buried herself in her work searching for missing
children, her own included. The result was an award-winning series of articles on unsolved child
abductions. Then came the inevitable burnout.
On what is supposed to be a working vacation, Keegan travels to Monument Valley on the
Navajo Indian Reservation seeking the whereabouts of people in an old photograph found in
her grandfather's belongings after his death. But the Indians do not welcome this nosy stranger
carrying a picture of their old people, some of them dead. While navigating the mysterious
ways of the Navajo, Keegan is told one of the children in the photograph was kidnapped by
missionaries and taken to a boarding school. Keegan's search for the child leads to a web of
deception that stretches back two generations, and the truth Keegan learns about her own family
is the most shocking betrayal of all. Nothing can prepare her for the danger she encounters when
she becomes the target of a powerful U.S. senator who will do anything to stop her from telling
what she knows about the Picture of Lies.