Truth is not always true is the eleventh book I’ve written, and the one I’ve most enjoyed writing.
I wanted to showcase the outstanding work Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) does in war zones and disaster areas around the world. Their work is humane, selfless, dedicated, and non-political. In Yemen, where a part of this book is set, ordinary people bear the brunt of the increasingly brutal conflict. Without MSF the suffering would be worse and many more people would die.
- Explore the effect truth and lies have on people.
- Examine the mental torment and grief people experience after the death of a partner, and to consider the actions they take in the midst of their suffering that they might regret later.
- Explore the weaknesses and frailties that exists in everyone, however noble.
- Ask four questions:
- Does grief have rules?
- Is it morally wrong to start up a new loving relationship within weeks or months of a partner’s death?
- Are there ever any circumstances when it’s acceptable to be unfaithful?
- How would someone cope if the person they believed had been killed in a tragic incident was mistakenly listed as dead, and still lived?
It will appeal to anyone interested in a psychological drama, the temptations people experience in times of stress and trauma, and truth’s place in a relationship.