Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It will be a dark and stormy night

Part whodunnit, part woman in crisis, part psychological drama, "The Truth-Teller's Lie" by Sophie Hannah takes the reader to some pretty dark places.

Who is Robert? What happened to Naomi? Who's the good guy, if there even in such a thing in this tale?

When Hannah introduces us to Naomi she is desperately trying to find her married lover Robert. And she's his wife has done something to him. But she's not exactly honest with the police.
And so it begins.

Along the way there are numerous twists and turns about the nature of the lovers' relationship.
Hannah plunges the reader into the depths of depravity as the mystery unravels.

Yet, somehow, you want to understand her characters, not dismiss them as one-dimensionally good or bad - which is what keeps you turning those pages as fast as you can!

- Tricia Ambrose

P.S. As a side note, this novel was originally published as "Hurting Distance." Makes me wonder if I would have picked it up if that was the title I'd read on the spine. Are you as easily influenced by a title as I am?

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