Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review: The Truth About Us by Dalene Flannigan

Title: The Truth About Us
Author: Dalene Flannigan
Publisher: Self-Published
Publish Date: November 5, 2011
Source: I received a copy from the author. This did not affect my review.

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a fiction fan.
  • You like stories about friendship.
What's the Story?:

From "What happens when the past catches up to the present and the truth surfaces? Three women, roommates back in college, find their lives forever altered when one of them feels compelled to confess the secret sin of their past.

And whose truth is it?

'The Truth About Us' weaves the past and the present in a page-turner that explores the shifting quality"

My Two Cents:

This book covers a couple heavy topics including whether we should be chained to our former actions if we've made a change in our life, does friendship outweigh truth, and what happens when the truth isn't wanted. Grace, Erica, and Jude became friends in college. They all seem to come from very different backgrounds and for the most part after college, they all go their separate ways. A secret unites them and when one of the former friends threatens to reveal the secret in order to repent and get it off her conscious, the whole thing threatens to fall apart.

I liked this book. There were a couple holes that I would have liked to see filled in. First, why does Jude's religious tranformation take place? It seems like such a massive change. Why does Jude seem so bent on doing something that could potentially ruin her, Erica, and Grace's lives after so many years? Was religion really the motive? What was the deal with Jude's pastor/spiritual leader and why was he so creepy? Why does what happens to Jude in the end happen? I think if these and other questions that I had were answered that it would have really helped.

That being said, it's a very interesting premise and the book and style of writing are very readable and very good. This is still a pretty good read.



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