Conundrum by CS Lakin
"Twenty-five years ago, Lisa Sitteroff'sfather died mysteriously from leukaemia at age thirty-three. Now, her brotherRafferty wants to end his life, unable to bear outliving his father. In anattempt to save her brother, she digs into the past and the strangecircumstances surrounding her father's death and uncovers one lie after anotherand startling truths that lead down unexpected paths that threaten her marriageand sanity. Can the truth be found, or is it only a matter of perspective?"
From the beginning this novel is a delicious read. It has literary and psychological aspects. Though not a rapid page turner the story line gripped me all the same. I found myself wanting to reread paragraphs just because they were so eloquent and beautiful.
Thoughts while reading – Does the truth really set you free – or should you leave sleeping dogs lie. I believed before reading, while reading and still believe that the truth with set you free. Although, at times if another person is not ready to hear the truth, that is when you should leave sleeping dogs lie. The truth will set you free when you are ready to hear it.
Miscarriage affects not only the woman who loses her child but also her partner. It is a hard time that needs to be acknowledged and grieved. Here on the Gold Coast, Australia, there is a beautiful organisation called the White Butterfly Project – they care for those who have experienced loss of an unborn child or infant.
Mental illnesses can be misunderstood, and challenging to both the person with the illness and their friends and family.
Sometimes blood ties aren’t enough to keep a family together. It’s so important to support the people in your world who struggle to keep a healthy relationship with their family.
This book has so many facets, but I’ve only touched on a few. I highly recommend this book. It was a joy to read.
Please note - on the Saturday before Mothers day every year, the White Butterfly Project hosts a reflection service on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
I received Conundrum to review through the World Literary Cafe to read and review.