By Margaret Watkinson August 14, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review, however I also found that I had purchased this book some time ago, but never got around to reading it. What a pity, as it was excellent reading material.
I was a high school teenager living in South Africa at the time of Kennedy's assassination. We didn't have TV in our country at that time, however we all sat glued to our radios listening to the tragic news. Then came the news that Lee Harvey Oswald had been shot as well, which raised thousands of questions, even on our side of the globe.
This unusual look at the story of Lee Harvey Oswald as the man in hiding, being a good neighbour and even better friend, portrayed a very different view of a man who seemed to be the devil himself, according to the media. The story started slowly, but kept gathering momentum, until it was positively racing along at the end. Olivia's belief in a man she had fallen in love with is deeply touching, and the romance between Olivia and Bill/Lee brought out the reality of love between older people. When Bill once more disappears, Olivia is left to face the media, her family and worst of all the Intelligence Services who will do anything to prevent the truth from being revealed. The pressure Olivia felt was very well portrayed, and her emerging bravery brought to light the saying that "women are like tea bags - their strength only comes out when in hot water!" Judy was also a surprise as the clingy, fretful woman came into her true self as she chose to stand by her friend and become part of the solution to a problem.
An amazing book, and a thoroughly enjoyable read, that left me thinking about the possibilities.........