Three Truths and a Lie
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A weekend retreat in the woods and an innocent game of three truths and a lie go horribly wrong in this high-octane psychological thriller filled with romantic suspense by Lambda Award–winning author Brent Hartinger.
Deep in the forest, four friends gather for a weekend of fun.
Truth #1: Rob is thrilled about the weekend trip. It’s the perfect time for him to break out of his shell…to be the person he really, really wants to be.
Truth #2: Liam, Rob’s boyfriend, is nothing short of perfect. He’s everything Rob could have wanted. They’re perfect together. Perfect.
Truth #3: Mia has been Liam’s best friend for years…long before Rob came along. They get each other in a way Rob could never, will never, understand.
Truth #4: Galen, Mia’s boyfriend, is sweet, handsome, and incredibly charming. He’s the definition of a Golden Boy…even with the secrets up his sleeve.
One of these truths is a lie…and not everyone will live to find out which one it is.
From Publishers Weekly
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Lots of promise, but didn’t deliver
2.5 stars for this one...
The premise of this book is what drew me to it. It's not that it was exactly original or never before done, it's that the blurb was SUPREMELY well-written and held so much suspense and promise. To my dismay, I didn't find much of either in the book.
There was a lot of inner dialogue with the main character and, well, himself. He asked "himself" a lot of the questions that us readers should have been able to ask ourselves as we read. I think that would have helped build more suspense. Having a character ask AND answer all the questions that popped into my mind was annoying and made the story fall flat.
The plot moved very quickly, which I found odd, given that there was no suspenseful build up.
What earned the book's 2.5 out of 5 stars (for me), was the twist at the end. It was a reallllly good one and I wish the build up leading up to it would have been better constructed.
- Level: Grades 9 and Above
- Category: Fiction
- Published: Aug 02, 2016
- Publisher: Simon Pulse
- Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
- Print Length: 272 Pages
- Language: English