Part pulp fiction, part who-done-it mystery, and part family drama, The Blind Assassin makes for an eclectic mix of styles. And yet, all these storylines are interconnected.

The Blind Assassin

The story left me guessing how the numerous storylines related to one another. While told from Iris' perspective, the story abruptly jumps back and forth between storylines and time. Jumping from present to past and back. Jumping from fact to fiction and back.

Slowly but surely it becomes clear how Iris' sister Laura came to die in a car crash in 1945. The very death the book opens with: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge."