Marguerite Valentine

Marguerite Valentine

Books for the Psychologically Minded

Truth and Lies

Truth and LiesA sequel to Between the Shadow and the Soul, this is the story of Seb, a financier. From an affluent background, Seb is angry, young, cynical, and coming to the attention of a private security firm, he’s recruited to infiltrate anti-capitalist groups. As part of his remit he befriends Nixie, an activist member of Grass Roots. Nixie knows nothing of his history or of his role as an undercover agent and tells him of Grass Roots’ plans to sabotage Dunwich Nuclear Power Station by crashing the computer systems. Seb agrees to help, knowing that he must keep his true identity hidden from her.

But he is being watched and his actions monitored. Unsure of who it might be, the situation is made more complex as his relationship with Nixie deepens. He can trust no one and as a temporary escape he asks Nixie to come to a Greek Island with him. But Nixie has her own agenda and her own perspective and he is left with the same question. It is the same one which lay behind his motive to go undercover. Whom can he trust and where does a lie end and the truth begin?

“No one can tell the difference between truth and lies but it doesn’t matter, because everyone shares the same purpose, to make money by manipulating the markets, and hang the consequences. It’s just one big game, he’d said, and the rules change every day.”

“The truth was hard. A lie was easy. She would say things were just the same, that she didn’t know. The lie would be one of many. She’d lived long enough in the parallel universe of truth and lies to know the territory well. She was good at it.”


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