In the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka, a young girl grows up with her loving family; but even in the midst of this paradise, terror lurks in the shadows. When tragedy strikes, she and her mother must seek safety by immigrating to America. There the girl reinvents herself as an American teenager to survive, with the help of her cousin; but even as she assimilates and thrives, the secrets and scars of her past follow her into adulthood. In this new country of freedom, everything she has built begins to crumble around her, and her hold on reality becomes more and more tenuous. When the past and the present collide, she sees only one terrible choice.
From Nayomi Munaweera, the award-winning author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, comes the confession of a woman, driven by the demons of her past to commit a single and possibly unforgivable crime.
Rating: 5 stars
What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera completely transports readers into a whole new world. A world, similar to our own but holds a much more poetic dark sad tune. Love, death, pain, and loss…are themes that ring throughout this beautifully told, story. What Lies Between Us is indeed a perfect fitting for this novel. The death of a child is what lies between a husband and his wife. Every page is powerful told with raw emotions that will sweep over readers and consume them whole. Anger, resentment, truth, and a numb like pain that will flow from the pages into readers’ hearts. The beginning drags readers in quickly, the middle leaves readers floored, and the ending leaves readers breathless. The beauty and ugliness of life all wrapped up in the end…makes for a brilliant tale.
Inside What Lies Between Us, Nayomi Munaweera introduces us to the confessions of one woman. A mother of an innocent child…the wife of a great man…what transpires will cause readers to cry and to feel emotional as the journey of truth unfolds before them. This was the first novel, I have read by this talented writer. Her words of jealousy, mayhem, and revenge will intrigue readers worldwide. A dark thrilling tale of suspense that will leave readers happy that they did not miss reading it. The main character is definitely a heartbreaker…I highly recommend this cultural novel to all. Once readers open it, it will capture both their minds and hearts.