Give Me Your Answer True
As a freshman in college, Daisy was a promising young dancer, still learning how to bend her talent to new forms. Very quickly, the pieces of her life fell into place, as she found a best friend, Lucky, a talented dance partner, Will, and Erik, who understood her the way no one else ever could. As their friendship quickly spiraled into soul-deep love, Daisy believed life was perfect. Then a fellow performer brought a gun to school, and life changed forever. Her relationship with Erik went off-kilter as they fought their demons with drugs and violent sex, and eventually Daisy made a mistake that broke them up and sent Erik running for years. Daisy’s life continued to fall apart, and she spent many years hiding from her past before finally moving forward.
Suanne Laqueur’s Give Me Your Answer True is the sequel and companion to her first novel, The Man I Love. The first few sections of this book are told partially through flashbacks and partially through introspective sessions with Daisy’s therapist. Readers see the true scars that Lancaster left on her heart, as well as the scars she carved into her own skin to cope. Later sections are told through a mix of standard narration and letters to friends and family. Readers get to see the full healing process for Daisy, as she comes face-to-face with her own demons and comes to term with them, not necessarily exorcising them, but learning to move past them. Laqueur’s writing is absolutely extraordinary in that she has a handle on the full range of human emotion. Not only that, but she can turn those emotions into words that suck the reader in and wring them dry, allowing them to fully experience everything that Daisy feels. Soul-connected love, the agony of physical pain and the betrayal of emotional loss, the deepest depths of depression, anger and confusion and grief and forgiveness and more are portrayed so clearly in this story that it’s impossible to not get caught up in it. This is a breathtaking novel that will delight fans, both new and old.
Cathedral Rock Press