Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Book review: The Truth about Us by Dalene Flannigan
Source: Gift from the author in exchange for my review
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What happens when the past catches up to the present and the truth surfaces? Three women, roommates back in college, find their lives forever altered when one of them feels compelled to confess the secret sin of their past.
And whose truth is it?
'The Truth About Us' weaves the past and the present in a page-turner that explores the shifting quality of truth, and the cost of secrets.
I found The Truth About Us to be a very thought-provoking book. It made me ponder the serious impact that keeping secrets can have on our closest relationships. Is keeping a secret from our pasts another form of lying? The author shows the reader what can potentially happen when a deep, dark secret comes back to haunt us. She also cleverly examines the question of loyalty between friends and how decisions made in our younger years may not always be the best choices.
The Truth about Us is a gripping page-turner of a read from start to finish. I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. The author writes in a pacy, punchy manner and has a gift for enveloping the reader in the emotions of her story. She truly brought the characters to life for me; they were likeable and it was easy to relate to their predicament.
The book was full of suspense and intrigue. It deals with several serious issues such as friendship, loyalty, secrets, religion, rape and murder. The Truth about Us was very well written and I would highly recommend it.
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