Book Review: The Truth in the Lie by A.R. Hadley

The Truth in the Lie by A.R. Hadley

Publication Date: October 16th, 2020 by Chameleon Media Productions, LLC

Source: Kindle Edition ARC, 276 pages

Summary: (from Goodreads)

You think you know truth…

This is not a novel.

This is my life.
Read between the lines.

I’m not a heroine.
I’m human.

Working a job that I hate.

I make my own money.
My own way.
No one can keep me safe.
I don’t need a man.
In fact… I hate them.

The only thing that truly satisfies me is the writing.

I write to make you uncomfortable. To strangle you. Because I want you to squirm. I write because without the words… I might die.

You think you know truth…
…but you’re falling for the lie.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars


**I received a digital ARC of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

This was a dark, harrowing novel. It was disturbing at times, but understandably so. Our main character has been through some things, some really terrible things, so it only makes sense that she has some trauma from that, hence the darkness.

Bree is a super unlikeable character. She’s stubborn and rude, yet the entire time I pulled for her so much. Because of her trauma. She’s so strong, she has to protect herself because what else is left? There are two relationships going on in this story. One is super toxic, the other was not. I couldn’t fully understand the toxic one, why she needed it so much when she had the really great one right in front of her? Jack was a very typical representation of just your regular grade A D-bag. Charlie, though. Oh, sweet, sweet Charlie. I really, really liked Charlie.

I thought that the writing was good, it gripped my attention. I needed to know what was going to happen. I flew through this book when I had the time to sit and read. There were some choppy areas that didn’t flow well for me. Like, I would have liked to read more about their time in Colorado, but instead, it was just glossed over.

There was a novel being written within the novel, which took a second for me to understand, but once I did, I thought it was very interesting. That novel is truly where the darkness came from.

Overall, I thought this was a good novel. I had a hard time connecting to the main character, but I also can’t relate to her, so I think that was why. I did enjoy it even still, and I think most other women a little older than me would as well.

Thanks so much to the author, A.R. Hadley, for allowing me to read and review your book!

Please be sure to add this book to your TBRs on Goodreads, and be sure to pick up a copy on October 16th, the release day!

Thanks for reading! (:

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