Only the Truth by Pat Brown

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Harkening back to the writing styles and small town settings of earlier American authors – John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, and Carson McCullers - "Only the Truth" is a psychological mystery with as many twists as the country road leading to the humble home of Billy Ray Hutchins, a lonely uneducated man living in the hills of Arkansas. Life changes little for him from day to day until he brings home a young drifter he meets at the railroad tracks, the mysterious Charlene, whose last name he never asks. He becomes her Sweet Billy Ray and his love for Charlene is steady and uncomplicated until the sheriff shows up to take her away in handcuffs. With the only woman he has ever loved behind bars for the coldblooded murder of the old man across the road, a confused and devastated Billy Ray sets out on a quest to find the truth, only the truth, whether it leads him to be able to save his Charlene from a death sentence or it frees him from her spell.


Brown does a masterful job engaging the reader while weaving the psychological tapestry of love, loss, brutality and shame that challenges us to think. – Blink on Crime

Intriguing, disturbing, beautiful – Chelsea Hoffman

This well-written novella has it all: interest, suspense, great characters, and a surprising conclusion. - Fifty is the New Forty

Billy Ray Hutchins, Police Chief Williams, Mrs. Covey – positive African-American characters– in a heartwarming book that has nothing to do with race. – Books of Worth

Only the Truth is such a special treat and ‘Sweet Billy Ray’ is so endearing, an innocent heart, venturing down life’s rocky road. I already miss him and it’s like missing a good ole’ friend. – Kathleen McLaughlin, Business End of the Pen

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown takes the reader on a psychological ride as the main character Billy Ray Hutchins wrestles with the fact that he lived with and loved a murderer. Billy Ray is best described as a country bumpkin, his world is turned upside down, and he is forced to go into the mind of a killer. Only the Truth is a real page turner that is sure to keep readers interested from start to finish! - Levi Page, The Levi Page Show

About the Author

Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler and television commentator. She is the CEO of The Sexual Homicide Exchange and president of The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. Having made over two thousand television and radio appearances in the United States and worldwide, Pat Brown is well known for her crime commentary and for her profiling and forensic analysis. She can be seen regularly on MSNBC, CNN, FOX, NBC, and CBS, and is a frequent guest of Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Inside Edition, and The Today Show, Pat Brown was the host and profiler for the 2004 Discovery Channel documentary, "The Suspicious Death of Cleopatra" and the 2010 Discovery Channel "Mystery Files" in which she revealed a new Jack the Ripper suspect. Pat Brown is also the author of "Killing for Sport: Inside the Minds of Serial Killers" (Phoenix Books 2008), "The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths" (Hyperion Voice 2010), and the upcoming "How to Save Your Daughter's Life" (HCI Sept 2012), and "The Murder of Cleopatra (Prometheus Feb 2013).

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Published March 3, 2012 by Pat Brown. 148 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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