The Truth Behind the Lie
by Sara Lövestam
St. Martin’s Press
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 27 Aug 2019
I am reviewing a copy of The Truth Behind the Lie through St.Martin’s Press/Minotaur and Netgalley:
A six year old girl disappears but calling the police isn’t an option, her desperate Mother Pernilla turns to an unlikely source for help. She finds a cryptic ad online from a private investigator advertising help for those who can’t call the police so she turns to the advertiser in search of help.
This is where Kouplan comes in. He is a refugee from Iran who is in hiding. He had to flee Iran after news of his brothers involvement with a radical newspaper hated by the regime was discovered. Kouplan’s brother disappeared and hasn’t been seen in over four years. He makes a living as a P.I working under the radar until he is legally able to apply for Asylum.
Pernilla’s daughter vanished without a trace and Kouplan is an expert at both living and working off grid. Kouplan is the perfect Pi to help but something in Pernilla’s story is not adding up. He fears she may need more help than he can offer, and her daughters life hangs in the balance.
I give The Truth Behind the Lie five out of five stars!