Saturday, February 6, 2016
Review tour for THE TRUTH
Thank you to Sourebooks for giving me an electronic copy of this book to read.
TITLE: The Truth
AUTHOR: Jeffry W. Johnston
GENRE: YA action adventure
RATING: 4 Stars
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, but I have always been a fan of confined spaces and terror and this book sounded like it had both.
The Truth explores two families, rather two brothers, both trying to get to the truth about what really happened in that one instant, where everything changed.
Chris and Derek are obviously both incredibly wounded and broken in their own ways....both living in denial about their reality, which makes for an interesting take when they both get together in circumstances that are both terrifying and creepy.
This book moved at a quick pace, which is good, considering the subject matter - does it succeed in evoking terror or fear? I have to say yes, up to a point. The book can get a little bit bogged down with too much retrospection, but the strong writing makes up for it.
I didn't actually like any character in this book, but somehow that didn't make any difference in me frantically turning pages to find out what happens next.
A great read.