The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan is the action packed story of Charlie West. Charlie used to be a normal high school student, but his memory has disappeared. To make things more complicated, Charlie hiding from a terrorist group and is a wanted man to the police.
He must solve the mystery of why he was wrongly accused of a crime he didn't commit.
Action Packed!| Posted January 19, 2010
This book was really well written as a mystery that keeps the reader guessing through the whole adventure. The characters seem so real, as the setting does. Christian themes are woven throughout the book, and though there were several problems, I couldn't stop reading. I liked the way the author keeps a romance present, but makes it clean and self-sacrificing.
Near the beginning, Charlie is attacked by one of the terrorists and takes a set of keys and money.
"Yes, I know the Ten Commandments...But this didn't feel like stealing. The guy was...my killer...I figured he owed me at least this much." [p. 12]
Charlie's stealing was deserved?
Charlie also once hides the truth from his parents.
"It's not like I was going to lie about it...I was just going to tell the truth a little late..." [p. 104]
Isn't not speaking up about the truth the same as lying?