Saturday, 22 June 2013

The Lies You Told Me - Jessica Ruston

The Lies You Told MeThe Lies You Told Me by Jessica Ruston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Klara's mother left when she was six and died soon after. She grew up with her father, who was full of stories about how beautiful and wonderful her mother had been, and how in love they were. Klara knew little else, other than that her mother, Sadie, was a model who'd gone to work in America. When Klara receives an anonymous letter and a key to a lock up filled with her mother's belongings, she is determined to find out more about the mysterious Sadie, but when what she discovers begins to contradict the stories her father has told her, she starts to wonder who her parents really are and exactly what truth her father's lies are covering.

I really enjoyed this. Once it got to a particular point I couldn't put it down and ended up reading until 1am so I could finish. Told from the joint viewpoints of Klara, in the present, and Sadie, through her diary, the book explores loss, obsession and love in its myriad forms.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

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