I wasn’t immediately drawn into Nayomi Munaweera’s searing novel, What Lies Between Us. I found the prologue evasive and withholding rather than suspenseful, but thereafter I was quickly hooked. And the read just kept building until it culminated in a gripping and heartbreaking close.
The language is lyrical and sensuous, and outright gorgeous in places. The range of place, topics, themes, story, and characters is ambitious and expertly executed. And the honesty, wisdom and truth throughout make for a resonant and insightful read. Whenever I had to put this book down, I longed to get back to it again. I love that.
I also love when a book can make me feel deeply. This book made me ache.