Review: The Truth About Lies by Aly Martinez

Posted August 24, 2018 by StaceyisSassy in Contemporary Romace, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review:  The Truth About Lies by Aly MartinezThe Truth About Lies by Aly Martinez
Published by Self-Published on August 23, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Inkslinger PR



Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

The Truth Duet #1

 

The Truth About Lies

(The Truth Duet #1)

By Aly Martinez

 

When Please becomes a dirty word…

I didn’t read the blurb. Well, I probably did when Aly Martinez did the cover reveal yonky donks ago, but I haven’t looked at it since. I went into The Truth About Lies not necessarily blind but without following my usual pre-read checklist. If I pre-prepared myself for an Aly Martinez then there would be a bloody good chance I’d never start it. Aly’s stories are emotional, gritty and completely suck you in.

The Truth About Lies took me days to read. I’d start, take a few licks, then scurry off to distract myself from my heart breaking. LIFE SUCKS!! Luckily, not in my world but in poor Cora and Penn’s world it bloody SUCKED MONKEY’S BALLS!!

I kept telling myself I don’t need to torture myself with this…as I turned to the next page and kept going on. The first half took me three days to get through, the second half, a couple of hours. I was determined to not wuss out again. I even told myself *Sassy, turn off your bloody emotions and just get it done already…* See, the picture I was shown wasn’t at all what I wanted to see. These two and their lies, cover-ups and secrets, made my eye twitch and my teeth grind. Well, I got it done and I only have a few open wounds…so, I call that SUCCESS!!

I kind of feel that if you know too much about this story before starting you won’t get the full impact of the journey. But, saying that, you kind of need to know that it’s not an easy or light-hearted read.

OMG!! I just read the blurb. Holy Heck!! How on earth did I sign up for this ARC? That opening line would have normally had me RUNNING for the hills. Geez, I can’t handle dealing with a hero whose wife was murdered in front of him… Hang on, wait a second, I just did… 😉

OK, this story is SOOO much more than the dead wife and a husband dealing with the emotional fallout. This story is a lot about Cora and the prison she’s living in and Penn’s part in breaking her out…or…not. Her story will break your heart but it will also inspire you to be a better, stronger and more thoughtful person. Cora has been broken so many times and yet still makes it a priority to look after and protect those who are under her care.

I really enjoyed The Truth About Lies and this emotional journey Aly Martinez takes us on. Yes, at times it’s hard to witness and you question how and why Cora goes back for more. Then, another jigsaw puzzle piece is laid, and, you too decide you’d go back for more if you were in the same place. Well, you hope you would be strong enough to, anyway.

This is a duet so we don’t have the full story yet. Sure, I want more but I’m kind of glad that I get a break, to be honest. I mean geez, it took me days to get this far, this gives me a chance to put my heart back in my chest and prepare for the coming onslaught.

The Truth About Lies is emotional, gritty, and real in an *I wish it wasn’t so* kind of way. Both Cora and Penn will break your hearts with what they have already faced. After getting to know them better, I am convinced that these two deserve a HEA. If I get it (I mean, they get it), I will be that crazy woman at the finish line bawling and jumping up and down with joy. Come on Aly, you’d like to see that wouldn’t you? Pretty please with sugar on the top…

 

Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez. The Truth About Lies is now live and part of KindleUnlimited! The second title in the duet, The Truth About Us, will be releasing on September 13th! You can pre-order it from Amazon now.

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The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet, #1)

Synopsis:

Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

AVAILABLE NOW:

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Want to pre-order the next book in the duet?

THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2)

Coming September 13

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

 

 

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