Three Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger

Three Truths and a LieThree Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rob has been dating Liam for the last three months and being with Liam also means getting along with Liam’s best friend Mia and her boyfriend Galen. When Rob suggests they all take a trip together the group decides to go to Mia’s family’s cabin to stay for a weekend and what could possibly go wrong with a weekend of bonding?

Arriving the group decides to go skinny dipping then have a few drinks and play a game of Three Truths and a Lie where a secret is shared to the horror of Rob. When things start going wrong the next day for the group they find that they may or may not be alone in the wilderness.

Three Truths and a Lie seems to be another of those books that I’m going against the majority of the earlier reviewers with my rating. Is the book perfect? No, probably not. But that didn’t stop me from really enjoying this read. This one is for the fans of the teenagers getting off’ed horror movies such as Friday the 13th or I Know What You Did Last Summer and quite honestly I loved it.

If you watch things like the ones I’ve mentioned you know you just want to throw your popcorn at the screen and yell at the characters for being such idiots and not getting to safety with a killer on the loose. This book will take you to that point and then beyond with keeping a reader guessing all along and then a rather twisty ending that most should not see coming.

A few things to warn about that some readers may not enjoy in this one. The story is told by the main character Rob who several times throughout the book talks directly to the reader as he’s telling his side of what happened that weekend. To me this seemed to fit with the tone of the books rather well and I actually liked it. Also, there’s sex involved in the book but it’s not overly graphic but just a warning since this is a YA horror/thriller.

Overall, I enjoyed this one, a rather fun campy horror type of read with a twisted ending.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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