Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Truth Behind The Lie By Sara Lovestam

The Truth Behind The Lie is Sara Lövestam’s award-winning and gripping novel about blurred lines, second chances, and the lengths one will go to for the truth.

When a six-year-old girl disappears and calling the police isn’t an option, her desperate mother Pernilla turns to an unlikely source for help. She finds a cryptic ad online for a private investigator:
“Need help, but can’t contact the police?”
That’s where Kouplan comes in. He’s an Iranian refugee living in hiding. He was forced to leave Iran after news of his and his brother's involvement with a radical newspaper hated by the regime was discovered. Kouplan’s brother disappeared, and he hasn’t seen him in four years. He makes a living as a P.I. working under the radar, waiting for the day he can legally apply for asylum.
Pernilla’s daughter has vanished without a trace, and Kouplan is an expert at living and working off the grid. He’s the perfect PI to help… but something in Pernilla’s story doesn’t add up. She might need help that he can’t offer...and a little girl’s life hangs in the balance.

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Sara Lövestam is a Swedish novelist, born in 1980 and living in Stockholm. She writes in many genres ― historical novels, Y/A, crime ― but her books all deal with deeply human struggles, such as challenging perspectives, dealing with alienation, and being true to oneself. Lövestam worked for many years as a Swedish teacher for immigrants, and says a lot of her inspiration comes from her students. She enjoys music, carpentry, and learning new languages. Her book Wonderful Feels Like This (2017) was also translated to English. 

My Thoughts...

This book was a little bit odd. Not sure I can put my finger on what was so odd about it and put it in words. It was just a little odd. Read and let me know if you to thinks it was an odd read. 
It may have been the three different story lines going all at once. Or it may have just been me.
I was some what lost at times.
The Characters were well rounded and fit into their places but I just had a hard time with this one.
I gave this book 3 stars. Give it a try and let me know your thoughts.
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