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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.

And to:–

  • 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:
  1. Does grief have rules?
  2. Is it morally wrong to start up a new loving relationship within weeks or months of a partner’s death?
  3. Are there ever any circumstances when it’s acceptable to be unfaithful?
  4. 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.