A Truth to Lie For Book Review

A Truth to Lie For Book Review

Title: A Truth to Lie For
Author: Anne Perry
Published: September 20, 2022, Ballantine Books
No. of Pages: 288
Cover Price: $28.00 Hardcover, $13.99 Kindle

Anne Perry has the uncanny ability to put fictitious characters into true historical scenarios and make her readers feel they are actually there. This is no exception in the fourth installment of the Elena Standish series,
A Truth to Lie For. It’s 1934 and Hitler is becoming more powerful. There are two scientists in Germany who have made developments in germ warfare, and M16 sends Elena to get one of the scientists out before he is forced to give his research to the Nazis; it is believed they will use this research to kill millions. It’s a very dangerous mission, and there is a man who has recently risen to power after being exposed and humiliated by Elena’s Grandfather, Lucas Standish. Lucas comes out of retirement expecting to be killed by this villain. In order to complete her mission, Elena calls on an old friend from a previous novel to help her.

Perry is a favorite author due to the fact that she not only does her research, but builds storylines that keep readers on the edge. Her stories make readers actually live the history. Elena is a great protagonist – likeable, skilled, but with a few flaws like regular people. Perry is a master at developing supporting characters and that makes the story ring true. Of course there are twists and turns that will keep readers guessing.

Anyone who likes historical novels that are believable, will want to pick up this excellent novel as soon as possible. Although all of Anne Perry’s novels are readable and enjoyable, this is one of her best and it is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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