Sorry it’s been a while between posts. I promise it’s going to be a big week of news for you all. First exciting thing is that a good friend of mine (and my writing mentor!) has just published a book. If you love your thrillers to leave you thinking for a long time afterwards, then this is a great book for you! It’s currently only $4.00 to grab yourself a kindle copy of this, which is great for everyone.
Here’s my review of it. Happy reading!
Aletheia, in the Greek language, means truth. In life we use the word truth to drill down to the essence of who and what we are, and what the world means to us. Truth, even when used to depict the absolute nature of things is still as subjective as the person who interprets it. Truth is in the eye of the beholder, and even that perception can change over time.
Such is the case for Thettie Harpur, who returns to Little Ridge after a lengthy absence, apparently to seek out and make peace with her cousin, who was left behind to take the fall for many past misdeeds. Accompanying Thettie is the rest of the Harpur clan, ostensibly helmed by Doc Murphy, a man with his own ideas and motives.
Thettie’s return to her old home is bittersweet, every corner holding a memory of her life before they fled, events and decisions she sees in a new light in her life as it stands now. Even more bittersweet is her liaison with Lee Montour, an artist even more inextricably bound to Little Ridge than she is. As they seek their own truths and reveal, piece by piece their own stories, the layers of their history are stripped away, all the while dealing with the shadow of the lake, and the ghostly truths that lie under the surface.
Aletheia is inhabited by memorable characters and a town that sticks in your memory long after finishing. The complexity means that, initially, it takes some time to settle into, however it also means that I’ll be able to read it again and discover new meanings, which is a definite bonus. The pace picks up considerably after the initial chapters, and it’s absolutely worth taking the time for it. 5/5.