Friday, January 7, 2011
The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan
Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan is the 3rd book in the Homelanders series. I have not read the previous two books in the series and was worried about how well I would be able to follow along. The book caught my attention and held it the whole time. It was very suspenseful and had me wondering what was going to happen to Charlie West(the main character). I thought this book was going to be the final book in the series, but there is one more coming. I am really looking forward to book number 4 to see what happens to Charlie and his family.
From the back cover of the book "Ever since he woke up in a terrorist torture chamber - with a year of his life erased from his mind - Charlie West has been on the run. He has one desperate hope of getting his life back: track down the mysterious agent named Waterman. But in fact, reaching Waterman - and recovering the secrets lost in his own memory - will only increase his danger. Because a team of ruthless killers is rapidly closing in on him, determined to stop him from finding the answers. And the truth of the matter is more incredible... and more deadly... than he could ever imagine."
The book explores his relationship with his parents and friends in his flashbacks. It talks about regrets and faith. It was encouraging because it talks about pushing yourself when you don't think you have anything left in you. Andrew Klavan is targeting teenagers with this series, but I think if you look deeper into the words, you would see that it could definitely apply to adults also. I loved this book and would definitely recommend it to friends. My son talked me into requesting this book, because he had read books one and two and he loved it.
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