Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history’s greatest crimes. Academics and Holocaust survivors dead in mysterious circumstances. Museums and libraries burning. Digital records and irreplaceable proofs, lost for ever. Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop the lethal spiral of killings, she knows that this is bigger than any political game. As Black Lives Matter protestors clash with slavery deniers, America is on a knife-edge and time is running out. This deadly conspiracy could ignite a new Civil War – but who stands to gain most from the chaos?
Someone is trying to rewrite history by burning libraries and museums. Holocaust survivors and professors are murdered. Digital records erased. Slavery, holocaust and more starts being undocumented.
Enter Maggie Costello, former White House operative, to the rescue.
I am a huge political thriller fan and I utterly enjoyed To Kill The Truth by Sam Bourne. It is a realistic fiction and the narrative makes strong connections with today’s political scenario that makes you ponder.
To Kill The Truth is a plot driven and a an immensely gripping one at that! It is fast paced and makes it a point to keep you hooked. The storyline is solid and explosive.
Even though this is the fourth book in the Maggie Costello series, it can also be read as a standalone.
I read The Woman In The Window, last year in February. And have since talked about how poorly in let me down. But showhow forgot to post it here on my blog.
So here’s a step by step rant on how and why it failed to please!
1. The pace is awfully slow.😴 NOTHING, absolutely nothing happens till page 140 and even after that the story fails to pick up it’s speed.
2. For a good number of first 140 pages just Anna’s agrophobia is exclusively described and sure it was sad ando everything but this ain’t a drama and I sure wasn’t expecting it from a thriller. (A thriller is called a thriller for a reason!💁)
3. I just kept on wondering 50% of the story that ‘Why the hell isn’t anything happening?’ ‘Why isn’t the story progressing?‘ After that I realised that this so very hyped novel LACKED SUBSTANCE.
4. I realised that it did not progress because it did not have a story for a 400 paged novel. That this so called “thriller” terribly LACKED ACTION.😳
5. The story finally picks up it’s pace at the last 100 page mark. But again the climax disappoints.
6. I guessed correctly ‘who dunnit?’ quite early in the story and wished it not to be THAT person because it would have been so obvious.
7. The reason to be able to guess the climax correctly was because there were exactly 3/4 characters apart from the protagonist. And still they were under developed.
8. Also if it helps, I think that if the reviews I came across would have warned me about the pace and the lack of action, it could have cushioned the blow of disappointment.
Have you guys read this book? What are your thoughts?
In the midst of one of the worst winters Chicago has seen in years, the body of missing teenager Ella Reynolds is discovered under the surface of a frozen lake. She’s been missing for three weeks…the lake froze over three months ago.