Thursday, January 14, 2016

eARC Review: The Truth by Jeffry W Johnston (out February 2016)

The Truth
Title: The Truth
Author: Jeffry W Johnston
Page Count: 240
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Thriller (?) Intense
Rating: 3.75 Stars!

Blurb:
Lie, torture, kill—there's nothing Chris and Derek wouldn't do for their younger brothers…


When Chris wakes up tied to a chair in a dark basement, he knows that he's trapped—and why. He shot and killed Derek's little brother. He had his reasons, but no matter how far Derek goes to uncover the truth about that night, Chris's story won't change. It can't. There is far too much at stake…

Derek is desperate to prove his brother didn't deserve to die. And if kidnapping his brother's killer is the only way to the truth, than he'll go to extremes. But Chris's truth is far more dangerous than Derek could have imagined, and knowing could cost both their lives…


Review: There is very little I can say about this book, except I really enjoyed it. Chris, Devon, and Derek... our three main characters... were all insanely believable from start to finish (at least for me)

I understood each one's motivations, and I felt for them and that's really all you can ask for. The story was intense, and it kept me on the edge of my seat! I cringed a few times, and I was worried for everybody's safety.

I enjoyed the build up in this book, I enjoyed the character dynamics, I enjoyed the character motivations, I liked Chris' inner monologue, once we got a little into the story.

There were a few loose ends at the end of the book that left me questioning a few things, but that is okay.

Now was this the best book I ever read? No.
Will I ever reread this? Probably not...
But did I enjoy it, and am glad I read it? Definitely!

This wasn't anything new, but I was in the mood for something like this, which probably impacted my rating, but I don't care... It was good!

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