Book Review: Truthseeker by: C.E. Murphy


Del Ray

Publish Date:
August 31, 2010


Trade Paperback

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Gifted with an uncanny intuition, Lara Jansen nonetheless thinks there is nothing particularly special about her. All that changes when a handsome by mysterious man enters her quiet Boston tailor shop and reveals himself to be a prince of Faerie. What's more, Dafydd ap Caerwyn claims that Lara is a truthseeker, a person with the rare talent of being able to tell truth from falsehood. Dafydd begs Lara to help solve his brother's murder, of which Dafydd himself is the only suspect.

Acting against her practical nature, Lara agrees to step through a window into another world. Caught between bitterly opposed Seelie forces and Dafydd's secrets, which are as perilous as he is irresistible, Lara finds that her abilities are increasing in unexpected and uncontrollable ways. With the fate of two worlds at stake and a malevolent entity wielding the darkest of magic, Lara and Dafydd will risk everything on a love that may be their salvation - or the most treacherous illusion of all.

Review: Lara Jansen has always been able to sense when someone isn't telling the truth and another consequence of this ability is that she is unable to lie - whether to herself of anyone else. When her best friend tries to set her up on a date, she finds herself drawn to him, yet she knows he's hiding something huge. He finally tells her the truth and she has a hard time accepting that he's a prince of Faerie, even though she knows he is being truthful. She agrees to help him and ends up getting more than she bargained for in so many ways. Can she find out who really killed Dafydd's brother before it's too late?

Again, I find myself drawn into a world of Ms. Murphy's creation and loving it! I took this book with me when I went camping with friends and even though it was a busy time, I was sucked into the story so much that every free moment was spent reading it. I loved the descriptiveness and how the characters came to life easily. A wonderful book and I can't wait to read the next one!

Worldwalker Duology: Truthseeker (1), Wayfinder (2)


  1. I'm unfamiliar with this author. Your review sounds good -- this will go on my TBR pile. I'm following you on twitter (I'm a newbie) and I'm liking it!

  2. Annette,

    I'm very glad to hear that!


  3. Oh this sounds like a really cool book!
    i love the fact that it has mystery too!


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