Truthseeker by C. E. MurphyTruthseeker by C. E. Murphy


byC. E. Murphy

Paperback | August 31, 2010

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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 but 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.
C. E. Murphy is the author of the epic fantasy series The Inheritors' Cycle (comprising the novels The Queen's Bastard and The Pretender's Crown), as well as two urban fantasy series, The Walker Papers and The Negotiator Trilogy. She has also written action/romance titles under the pseudonym Cate Dermody. She lives in Ireland.
Title:TruthseekerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.19 × 5.45 × 0.71 inPublished:August 31, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345516060

ISBN - 13:9780345516060

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Start * *this book is not recommended for Faeaphobes :-P Truthseeker is the start of a new series by CE Murphy. I have really enjoyed her Walker Papers series, and so this one seemed like a safe bet. It was, but I wouldn't say it was more than just a good solid read. Lara Jansen has a 'gift'. She can tell when someone is lying. Sure, sounds like it would be a great skill to have, but try it in real life. Everyone lies. From the pat answer to 'how are you?'...'Fine', to the every day exaggerations we make in our normal conversations - 'I told you a hundred times...' They all ring true or false to Lara. The truth has a clarity and sound of a bell while lies jar and jangle like badly played notes. It wouldn't be surprising if Lara turned out to be a hermit, but she has managed to befriend a few people despite her total lack of humor and understanding of sarcasm. When she gets hooked up for a date with local weatherman David Kerwin, she immediately realizes two things. First, he's extremely attractive, second he's living a lie. It turns out that David is actually Dafydd ap Caerwyn, prince of the Seelie Court. He's lived in the mundane world for almost a century searching for a truthseeker, such as Lara. He convinces Lara to return 'underhill' with him so that she can help find out who is responsible for the death of his brother and prevent an all out fae war. The story was very original and as with many of Murphy's other heroines, Lara is not really what you would expect. I did find that Lara took a while to warm up to though, but I imagine that is what it would be like getting to know someone who has to be very precise with their choice of words and is awkward in social situations. At times I felt the story kind of dragged, especially at the beginning. But Murphy always does a good job of world building and was able to add enough twists and turns in the plot to keep me turning pages. I'll definitely be picking up the second book whenever it comes out. 2019-153
Date published: 2010-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truth Seeker Loved it!! While I have since read three other books and my be a bit foggy on all the details of this particular book, I do remember thinking "this is going to be a great series" and I really hate that I bought it so soon after it came out., only because it is going to take that much longer until the next book. So C.E.Murphy if you read these "Please hurry and write more, I can't wait for the next installment!!!!"
Date published: 2010-09-17

Editorial Reviews

"Truthseeker is pure C.E. Murphy at her best.  Deftly switching between modern Boston and the alternate reality of the Barrow-lands, Truthseeker builds to an ending that will have you screaming for more."—Kim Harrison, author of the Hollows series"C.E. Murphy can write anything. But when she turned her talents to a new series with the novel Truthseeker, she took fantasy, time travel, and overlapping worlds to new heights. I cannot wait for book 2!"—Faith Hunter, author of the Jane Yellowrock series "Truthseeker is a thoroughly enchanting tale, with more magical twists and turns than a fairyland road. Through the six senses of the indomitable Lara Jensen, I was immersed in and transfixed by both worlds--Boston and the Barrow-lands--and was sorry to leave them behind on the last page. This master of urban fantasy has done it again!"—Jeri Smith-Ready, author of Shade and Bring on the Night