Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Truthseeker by C.E. Murphy


Truthseeker by C. E. Murphy is a unique tale of a woman with an incredible ability--to know the truth when she hears it.  Lara hears the truth like music and a lie like horrible discord.  She has always heard the difference and it has shaped her world such that she is practically incapable of telling a lie.  She even has trouble with common sayings and harmless exaggeration, as both sound as lies to her.  She lives a very simple life, surrounded by a few friends that understand her situation.  Her job as a custom tailor allows her to work within a truth of beautiful fabrics and perfect lines.  However, a chance encounter changes everything...

While out at lunch with her best friend Kelly, they spot the local weatherman, David Kirwen.  As Kelly is always trying to get Lara to take chances and expand her horizons, she decides that Lara and David would be perfect for each other and she's right, but not necessarily in the way that she thinks.  There is more to David than meets the eye and he has been searching for Lara, for a Truthseeker, for a century.  Lara finds herself drawn into a world she never knew existed, one which fosters her powers as a Truthseeker and opens up parts of herself as well.

I'm a big fan of C. E. Murphy's Walker Papers series, so I expected to enjoy this story and I wasn't disappointed.  I really liked Lara's character and enjoyed the way she grew and changed throughout the story.  The inclusion of both Celtic mythology and Native American legend was well done and very interesting.  The story was intriguing and the supporting characters are interesting and likable.  This definitely isn't a stand alone and there is a sequel, Wayfinder, due out in September.  I am already looking forward to it.

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