- File Size: 2529 KB
- Print Length: 342 pages
- Publication Date: December 11, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N1ONDDF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,919,754 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Time Lies: A Cold War Mystery by Magnus Stanke Kindle Edition
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In the end, while Cold War Germany is the backdrop, it is a book of kidnapping and murder, motivated by sinister intentions. Stanke craftily creates a tapestry of unlikely characters, then weaves them into an intricate design, capturing the reader and tying the unrelated threads into a neat conclusion.
Dark and calculating with surprising twists, Time Lies will satisfy crime/thriller readers.
Stanke's characters are complex—sometimes loathsome and at other times sympathetic. In other words, human. Take Tobias, for example. He takes the lives of several people throughout the story, but you still sympathize with him because 1, he does so out of necessity, and 2, he does so with conscience. But it goes deeper than that. Tobias is not the favorite son. He feels unwanted and unappreciated. You feel sorry for him. I used the word "rollercoaster" to describe the plot, but I could also use it to describe the characters. They are not all good or all bad, but like all humans, they are a combination of both, and there are moments when you hate them and other moments where you can't help but like them.
Time Lies is not a perfect novel—Stanke could have done a better job editing, for example—but if you enjoy reading a book that will keep you guessing about what comes next, then you will enjoy Stanke's book.