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5.0 out of 5 stars Gob-smackingly good, 11 Aug 2007
This review is from: Where the Truth Lies (Paperback)
Everything you may have heard about this book - whether from the Times of London or the Washington Post - is true. I will use the word 'sensational' here and solemly promise never to use it again.

There were more times than I can remember when I actually had to say to myself (aloud) "calm down, calm down". And not because of the mesmerising storyline but because of the sheer beauty and accomplishment of the writing, all the more so since the book is 'narrated' by a twenty-something female journalist.

As a bonus, not that one were really needed, Holmes has written the best sex scenes in modern fiction (I thought Jane Smiley had already done that in 'Good Faith').

But, strangely and astonishingly, it was only after some three hours had passed since finishing this modern masterpiece that I stopped dead in my tracks and the hair on my neck suddenly rose to attention. Earlier I had wondered how such a perfect evocation of grief and loss had come to be written. And there in the author's acknowledgments right at the end is the answer. A double-whammy indeed.

Drop everything else and read this now.
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Initial post: 10 Sep 2011 17:04:11 BDT
Eileen Shaw says:
So good to read that someone else read this perfect book with the same appreciation as I did. It really is an absolute gem.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2011 21:29:46 BDT
Couldn't agree more - we're in a select club!
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