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Simon Tate is slowly allowing himself to die.
When Lana makes a throwaway comment about the people from her past, it triggers a notion in Simon’s head, an idea which should have gone no further.
Simon enlists the help of Rupert, his young nephew, to track these people down but his seemingly innocent project is on course to create carnage as it ushers his nephew towards the odious and dark world of Piet de Vos.
Where the tragic consequences can only go one way.
No-one is untouched by upheaval; no-one’s life will ever be the same again.
Lessons are learnt. Love is found, and lost.
Livelihoods are destroyed and new lives begin.
The end result, for all concerned, is not what Simon had in mind when he first planned his final gift to his friend, Lana.
But then, nothing in life goes strictly to plan, does it?
Truth Unscrewed will take you on an odyssey through Europe, Asia, North and South America, into the lives of these same people who are no longer connected to each other; but each has their own story to tell – and the fallout to deal with.
The Biggest Lie introduced you to Lana, Joe, Fran, Simon, Tess, Theo, Piet, Anita, Howard…
Now, many years later their lives have moved on. Simon’s nephew, Rupert, is sent by his uncle to discover secrets from their past, one of which - had she known at the time - could have altered the path which Lana took, all those years ago.
‘Tonight, Arno spent most of the night - his birthday party, dancing with a woman who looked like she would be more at home on stage, receiving an Oscar.’
‘Well, that’s a bit of a shocker, Arno dancing…’
‘Watching him, I realised that…I don’t love him anymore.’ Fran spoke the words without emotion. ‘I saw him laughing with this woman and I knew he was more suited to her, they looked so normal together, so good…’
‘Is this the first time you’ve felt like this?’ Lana cringed at her words, she sounded like a marriage counsellor.
The man with a black Stetson lowered his head, he took hold of the microphone stand, he moved closer, with his head cocked to one side his eyes beneath the wide brim slowly scanned the vast crowd, then, with the side of his mouth close to the microphone he spoke, in a deep and sexy American drawl; ‘Ladies and gentleman…The Grand Ole Opry comes to town…in Greenwich, London.’
His hair smelt of coconut oil which had been boiled over and over again, making it sour and rancid. He couldn’t smell it himself, and why would he? They all had the same effusive scent; his wife Tham and their two children, they rubbed their heads with the foul smelling ointment each day to keep the lice away.
Minh, and his wife Tham, rubbed the unction into other parts of their body too. They all washed regularly with a soap made of the same oils which had been solidified with the addition of boiled bones and organs from dead animals, birds found on the roadside before the scavenging dogs had a chance to snatch them.
The cab of his truck had the same scent ingrained into its ripped seats and the faded cardboard insulation above his head. Most men that he knew had only one dream, but Minh had two.
Hazel was a woman who had no reason to shop for new clothes, her wardrobe was full of faded Laura Ashley flowered frocks from the seventies, fleece trousers with a comfortable elastic waistband, large hand-knitted woollen jumpers and scarves, a couple of old wax jackets, dungaree shorts and t-shirts for the summer; new clothes held no interest for her. Now and then she’d go to the car boot sales in Mallaig and come back ladened with her “new” clothes.
She even begrudged spending a few pounds on getting her wiry grey hair cut, so she let it grow until she could swing it over her shoulder; she would then snip a couple of inches off the length. She would plait it and bun it and push it under her woollen hat. Hazel was happy and content with her life and longed for nothing more than that which she had.
Did you enjoy Joe and Lana from The Biggest Lie? Ever wonder what happened to them? Truth Unscrewed gives you a chance to check in on Lisbeth Foye’s characters. Truth Unscrewed while it uses some of the same familiar characters, it is a stand alone book.
The premise is everyone has a story to tell, but some of Lana’s friends have very interesting stories. Rupert, Simon’s nephew, sets out to investigate these stories of love lost, direction lost, and lives lived. In the revisiting of the stories, danger is unearthed. It also gives Lana a chance to reflect on her choices. How would her life been better if she’d made different choices?
The characters have the feel of ordinary people who suffered the consequences for their decisions. This lovely book ties all the individual stories and choices together. A thoughtful read that shows how actions can have a domino effect. It should appeal to those who enjoy mysteries, fiction, slice of life tales, and suspense stories.
Lisbeth Foye lives in England, she is the author of The Biggest Lie, Luca and, her latest novel, TRUTH UNSCREWED.
From a very young age Lisbeth was convinced that, one day, she would be a writer – she is now very happy to let everyone know, that she was right to never let go of that dream.
She would like to be very author-like, and say that even before she takes up her pencil to write, that she plans each book with a beginning, middle and end - but that’s not how it is, once the first words are written those darn characters come to life and re-write every thought that she had planned in her head.
Lisbeth likes to write in pencil directly, into her precious notebooks, before typing the story up on her laptop in sections and chapters, which she then flourishes out as she types.
Lisbeth loves the smell of a chilly autumnal morning, getting into a freshly made bed and knowing that she is loved by those she loves in return.
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