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A superb and gripping read
on 19 December 2012
I really enjoy Lesley Lokko's books - and I have read several of them. "An Absolute Deception" did not disappoint I really love the way that. Lesley starts all her books by writing about characters who live on different continents, and who appear totally unrelated. Yet as the plot unfolds, the links between all the characters evolve, and creates a powerful story.
The deception that Annaliese, the lead character, practised is not revealed until almost the very end of the book, and it kept me turning the pages. All the characters are strong and yet also vulnerable, with secrets to hide.
The only fault I would find is that the incident which happened in Annaliese's youth, and which changed her life for ever, is somewhat glossed over, but other than that, "An Absolute Deception" is a gripping story to read and I was sorry to finish it.