A young man dies of AIDS and leaves behind a mysterious videotape for his family that exposes his tormented life of secrets and guilt in a confession from beyond the grave.
DeMarco Reid left a videotape for his family to play during his funeral, but his family doesn't realize they are in for the shock of their lives. In it, DeMarco appears in a pre-recorded message to admit the many secrets that tore his life apart, including why his wife committed suicide, how he contracted HIV, his connection to a murder, and ultimately, his quest for meaning in life.
But there are two sides to every story. Is DeMarco's tell-all actually true or are there even more shocking secrets threatening to shake this family to its foundations?
With HIV an ever-increasing threat in the African American community, this story approaches the topic with both refreshing candor and compassion. Confessions of a Lonely Soul reminds readers of the insidious danger of keeping secrets, and the cost of living a double-life to deceive those you love the most. In the end, are any secrets worth dying to keep?
Harold L. Turley II is an author and performance poet who thrilled readers with his critically acclaimed novels Love's Game, Confessions of a Lonely Soul, Born Dying, and My Darkest Hour. He lives with his children in Fort Washington, Maryland.