The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan
Being the third in a series called The Homelanders, I wondered if I would be able to follow the story. Much to my satisfaction, I was. The author does an excellent job of preparing readers to jump into this book having read or not read any of the others. Klavan is an excellent story teller and develops his characters extremely well. This book would appeal especially to teenage boys because of the action and suspense that goes into the story.
The story is about a young man in his late teens who has lost his memory of the past year. He is searching for a man who can help him to remember. He knows that he was sent to prison for the murder of his best friend, that he escaped from prison and became a member of a terrorist group, but he cannot help feeling that he is not that kind of person. He finds the man who can clear things up for him but is unsure if he is a friend or enemy. Throughout his confusion, he depends on the Lord to get him through.
The applicablilty to today's world and the weaving of faith in God into the story made this a wonderful read in my opinion. I won't spoil the story for you by telling you how it ends. I can assure you if you pick this book up and start reading, you will have a difficult time putting it down again for several hours!! Loved it!
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