Book: Spare Me The Truth
Author: CJ Carver
Publications: Zaffre Books
Price: Rs 499
Everybody’s got a secret, as the saying goes. And that holds true in this book. Dan Forrester wishes he could remember his secrets, but he’s suffering from amnesia brought on by the emotional trauma of his son’s untimely death. When an unknown woman approaches him in a store and tells him that everything he has learned in the years since the incident is a lie, and that he used to be an assassin-spy and needs to come back into service, Forrester, understandably, flips.
The woman, Stella Reevey, who claims she used to be Forrester’s boss, has some rather unpalatable secrets of her own, which she leaves her daughter Grace to unravel after having a heart attack and passing on to the great beyond of plot devices. Meanwhile, PC Lucy Davies, recently banished from London’s glittering Met Police branch, is hot on the trail of a serial killer. Naturally, the three investigations lead to each other, and ultimately to an awful truth.
Having come out with a book after several years, CJ Carver injects a large dose of adrenaline into her work, that she manages to sustain throughout, making reading a pleasant form of exercise.
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