Title: Tell the Truth
Author: Amanda Brittany
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: December 13, 2018
Page Count: 298
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
TELL THE TRUTH
Or they’ll tell it for you…
Rachel’s childhood is a mess of fragmented memories, and her adult life is no less chaotic.
Her mother and daughter were her only concrete links to the past and now they are slipping through her fingers. Fuelled by the fear of losing them both, she delves into her mother’s past, fast becoming entangled in her own tragic history.
With eerie friend requests filling Rachel’s phone and shocking flashbacks filling her mind, she is plagued by her mother’s past, and soon realises that her entire life might just be a lie.
Will she ever discover the truth?
From the bestselling author of HER LAST LIE comes a chilling new thriller you won’t want to miss! It will have you questioning your own relationships and doubting if everyone in your life is who they say they are.
Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and He Said / She Said.
Tell the Truth by Amanda Brittany is a thriller that deals in digging deep into the past to uncover secrets buried long ago. This means the format is one in which you have a current timeline and flashes back into the past to follow along together until they finally intertwine.
The story centers around Rachel who is a psychotherapist who has her own issues in her life going on. Her husband has left her for another woman leaving her to raise her daughter now as a single mother and Rachel’s own mother is suffering from dementia and barely recognizes her.
When Rachel makes an appearance on a local talk show a strange call comes through but as she tries to put that incident out of her mind Rachel then begins receiving friend requests on Facebook with ominous messages. Rachel knows the only way to figure this out is to dig deep into the past that her mother has refused to talk about and find out just what happened when Rachel was a child.
I will admit that yet again we have an author who has come up with a great story but it took a while for me to settle into the book. The beginning of Tell the Truth jumps around times quite a bit and that held me back from becoming immediately immersed but as the book goes on it becomes much easier to follow and distinguish the characters from each era. I had my guesses going on as to how it would all turn out and while I was getting close the wrap up did elude me from completely figuring it all out which is always fun too.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Amanda Brittany lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and two dogs. When she’s not writing, she loves spending time with family, travelling, walking, reading & sunny days.
Her debut novel HER LAST LIE reached the Kindle top 100 in the US and Australia and was a #1 Bestseller in the UK. All her eBook royalties for HER LAST LIE are being donated to Cancer Research UK, in memory of her sister who lost her battle with cancer in July 2017. It has so far raised almost £7,000
Her second novel TELL THE TRUTH is due to be published in December 2018 by HQ Digital/HarperCollins, and is available to pre-order now.
She is presently writing her third novel.
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