I am delighted to bring you my thoughts on this brilliant book by CJ Carver, published by Zaffre (7 April 2016), Spare Me The Truth is a gripping and wonderfully intense read that is full of twists and turns that will shock and stun you!
The blurb . . .
Dan Forrester, piecing his life back together after the tragic death of his son, is approached in a supermarket by a woman who tells him everything he remembers about his life – and his son – is a lie.
Grace Reavey, stricken by grief, is accosted at her mother’s funeral. The threat is simple: pay the staggering sum her mother allegedly owed, or lose everything.
Lucy Davies has been forced from the Met by her own maverick behaviour. Desperate to prove herself in her new rural post, she’s on the hunt for a killer – but this is no small town criminal.
Plunged into a conspiracy that will test each of them to their limits, these three strangers are brought together in their hunt for the truth, whatever it costs. And as their respective investigations become further and further entwined, it becomes clear that at the centre of this tangled web is a threat more explosive than any of them could have imagined.
My thoughts . . .
What an intense and brilliant tale Spare Me The Truth is!
From the first page to the last I was absolutely hooked – this is a true thriller in every sense of the word. Carver introduces us to three very different people, each going through very different issues but who are ultimately thrown together in their quest to seek the truth and in doing so delivers an intensely fantastic book with a pace that never wavers.
The characters are written with such a depth that you cannot help but empathise with each of their individual situations. It is a great skill for an author to make sure the readers are fully invested in their work, and Carter does it easily.
Spare Me The Truth is an utterly addictive book and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and you will too if you pop over to Amazon UK to get your copy x
Thank you so much to the team at BonnierZaffre and CJ Carver for sending me a copy to feature on my blog.
About the author . . .
C.J. Carver’s first novel Blood Junction won the CWA Debut Dagger and was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best mystery books of the year. Half-English, half New Zealand, C.J. has been a travel writer and long-distance rally driver, driving London to Saigon and London to Cape Town. Her novels have been published in the UK and the USA and translated into several languages.