"LYING WITH THE ENEMY" by Tim Binding
I can't believe it's been over a year and a half since I posted anything to this blog. However, I do know the reason why. It's because I felt that I had to write full-blown, detailed reviews of each book. And consequently, I put off writing the reviews, causing me to forget details about the books.
I have decided to give only thumbnail reviews from now on, and post them as soon as I have read the book, or two or three at most. Contained in this post are the books I have read most recently.
Shown above, "Lying With the Enemy" tells about the German occupation of the British Island of Guernsey during WWII. I was particularly interested to get this book when I found it in The Owl bookstore, because I have read the bestseller, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." Although both books deal with the same subject, Lying is a much more somber book than Potato Peel, which is far lighter in tone. Altough Potato Peel touches on the privations of the islanders, it very often does so with humor. Not so with Lying. We see the starvation, the cruelty of the German invaders, and in particular, the fraternization of the Guernsey women with the German troops. I found this book difficult to get into, but then it became a page turner as an island policeman tries to discover who murdered one of these women - a rich socialite who was once his lover.