28 January 2016

ARC Review: The Truth, Jeffry W. Johnston

The Truth

Title: The Truth
Author: Jeffry W. Johnston
Published: 02/02/2016, Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 240
Source: Netgalley
Format: Ebook

Rating: 4/5

"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, then 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…"

The Truth is a brilliant, riveting mystery that I could not put down. Not only does it have a slight fear factor to it, but it also makes you think: "What would you do for the ones you love?"

The story is told from Chris's point of view, both in the present and through a series of flashbacks, as Derek forces him to tell the truth. And it is far from predictable. I never knew what was going to be revealed next and the twist at the end was just... no words! I just did not expect it at all! The Truth is very fast-paced and this just added to the unexpected nature of the story it told.

I actually quite liked both Chris and Derek, weirdly. They would both do anything to protect their brothers and I sort of respect them for that. Though, there is not a hope in hell I would be able to do what they done. You can also feel the guilt radiated off them as they come to terms with not being the best brother they could be. Both boys haven't had the best deal in life and I do really feel for them.

The Truth is a gripping and unique mystery. I know I've not given this book enough justice with my review but I just don't want to give anything away. I definitely recommend The Truth to fans of YA mysteries and thrillers.

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  1. I'm glad to see that you like this one! I have a copy so hopefully I get around to it soon.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. It was really unexpected how much I actually liked it! I hope you can read it soon!


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