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What Lies We Keep


What Lies We Keep

A novel by Janet Roberts


Hardcover ISBN: 9781645387671

Paperback ISBN: 9781645387411


Fiction | Thriller




Cybersecurity expert Ted McCord has been fired. He risked everything in a game far beyond his control. It’s the last straw for Charlotte McCord, who’s never understood her husband’s addiction to the trappings of corporate life—the titles, the money, and the promise of visible success that he prefers over his family’s ranch. 


Six months earlier, Ted did something unthinkable to gain a promotion and hid his actions from his wife. Now the guilty co-conspirators have turned the tables on him. Ted claims he's innocent, but Charlotte leaves, taking their daughter. As Ted works to clear his name, Charlotte leans on her friends. But one friend has a secret that shocks Charlotte, upending everything she believes about Ted. Unsure who to trust, she jettisons from hurt and anger to the tempting promise of solace in the arms of a handsome river rescue officer.


Stretching from Pittsburgh’s urban skyline to the beautiful ranch country of Montana, What Lies We Keep is a moving story of corporate ambition that shakes the very foundations of a marriage and asks: What happens when we embrace the life we think we should have, rather than the life we have?




Janet Roberts is a global leader in cybersecurity education and awareness, with over a decade of experience. She holds a BA in journalism from Temple University and MA in communications from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of both the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) and Pennwriters. Her novels won first place in fiction from Pittsburgh’s The Author Zone. Her third novel will be published by Ten16 Press in 2024. Her poetry has been published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and in San Fedele Press’s Art in the Time of COVID-19. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, where she enjoys hiking in Frick Park, visiting the many cool coffee shops in the city, theater, museums, and the neighborhood happy hour. Learn more about her at

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