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This review is from: The Lies You Told Me (Paperback)
Slowly unravelling the truth from the spin, Klara, a young university lecturer, a wife waiting to be a mother herself, has a surprise in the post . A key, an address in a cryptic message launches her onto a rocky ride back into the past. Long frustrated by her father's soft answers and refusal to discuss her mother's disappearance, when Klara was six, she can't resist the detective work offered by this blast from the past.
For the rest of the book she is at work tidying up the random belongings and writings she is directed to. A logical thinker with a rigid academic discipline, a gift from her clever, erudite father, she gathers the clues and comes to a conclusion. I felt that her behaviour was a little unnatural, as in a strong marriage as hers was depicted, she would have told her husband what was obsessing her.
I found it sometimes a heavy hearted read; it was mildly agonising and awkward picking out what was real and what was a thick curtain drawn closely over the facts.