Three Truths and a Lie – Brent Hartinger
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Mystery, Thriller, Horror
WARNING: Mature Content
(For readers 14 and up)
Deep in the heart of the forest, four friends gather for a weekend of fun.
Truth #1: Rob is thrilled about the weekend trip. It’s the perfect time for him to break out of his shell…to be the person he really, really wants to be.
Truth #2: Liam, Rob’s boyfriend, is nothing short of perfect. He’s everything Rob could have wanted. They’re perfect together. Perfect.
Truth #3: Mia has been Liam’s best friend for years… long before Rob came along. They get each other in a way Rob could never, will never, understand.
Truth #4: Galen, Mia’s boyfriend, is sweet, handsome, and incredibly charming. He’s the definition of a Golden Boy… even with the secrets up his sleeve.
One of these truths is a lie… and not everyone will live to find out which one it is.
What I think of the book:
If you’ve read my To Review in September List, you’d know I was supposed to post this review earlier this month and you might be wondering “Wow, was this book so difficult to read?”
The answer is no. This is one of the books you can gobble up in a day, but I’ve been having some health problems this month, thus the lack of posts on the blog.
As for the review, I’m going to start it by posting four statements about the book; three will be the truth and one will be a lie. Don’t worry; you get to find out which one is the lie.
Statement #1: I enjoyed this book more than Brent’s The Otto Digmore Difference.
Statement #2: I found out on my own who the killer was.
Statement #3: I was almost late for work because I was reading the book and didn’t want to put it down.
Statement #4: I thought the book will make for a good movie.
Okay, ready to guess which one is the lie?
I’ll count down to one and then I’ll tell you.
Statement #2 was the lie.
As much as I enjoyed The Otto Digmore Difference, Three Truths and a Lie was absolutely gripping. Not right away (at first it was just interesting), because this is one of those novels that have a lot of buildup that leads to the last few awesome chapters where the stakes are the highest and the action is at its peak.
Still, throughout the book you know something is going to happen and it won’t lead to a happily ever after.
I had a lot of fun trying to figure out who the killer is and made my first guess after only having read the blurb. I won’t tell you who they are, I’ll just tell you that I sort of guessed it; I got the name right, but there were several occasions on which I doubted that and it was the last chapter that showed me that although yes, my main suspect, the one I’d most often pinned as the culprit, had indeed been guilty, but I’d had a different vision of how the events had taken place. That, and because there were times I thought I might be wrong is why I can’t claim to have solved the mystery.
And oh, boy, what a mystery it was!
If you like investigating along with the characters, then you’ll definitely enjoy this book and maybe you’ll also be almost late for work because you want to read just a little bit more before you leave your house.
And no, I didn’t cheat with the statements; #4 is also true: I think… Scratch that; I know that this has the potential to turn into a good movie.
Who would I recommend Three Truths and a Lie to? I’d recommend it to everyone who loves plot twists and solving mysteries.
My rating: (5 out of 5 cabins)
Would I re-read this book? Yes!
Am I interested in other books by this author? Yes.
Where can you buy the book?
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Other books by this author that I’ve already reviewed:
- The Otto Digmore Difference – The Otto Digmore Series, Book 1
Want to know a little bit about Brent? Read the interview he gave me!
Want to hear him read an excerpt from Three Truths and a Lie? You can do so here.
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