Thursday 14 March 2019

#BookReview To Kill the Truth by Sam Bourne @freedland @QuercusBooks

To Kill the Truth by Sam Bourne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history's greatest crimes.
Academics and Holocaust survivors dead in mysterious circumstances. Museums and libraries burning. Digital records and irreplaceable proofs, lost for ever.

Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop the lethal spiral of killings, she knows that this is bigger than any political game.

As Black Lives Matter protestors clash with slavery deniers, America is on a knife-edge and time is running out. This deadly conspiracy could ignite a new Civil War - but who stands to gain most from the chaos?


I read The Last Testament the first Maggie Costello book several years ago. However, I've not read the previous two books after The Last Testament. Also, I hardly remember the story in the first book. Nevertheless, I found this book to be easy and engaging to read. The concept of destroying museums and libraries to destroy proof of atrocities is both frightening and thought-provoking. The idea of starting over with a clean slate sounds good. However, I can't say I found the part of the book when libraries etc. burned down to be especially nice to read. More like heartbreaking and devastating.

I found To Kill the Truth to be an excellent thriller and I want to read the previous two books that I've not read. This book was well-written and I found Maggie Costello to be just the kind of heroine I like to read about, tough and independent.

I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!

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