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Book Review – Truth Hurts ~ Rebecca Reid #January2020

‘Truth Hurts’ by Rebecca Reid

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers , Women’s Fiction

Published: 23 Jan 2020, Random House UK, Transworld Publishers

Swathi’s Rating: 4/5

Today I am up with a brilliant psychological thriller recommendation which comes out in paperback on 23rd Jan, 2020. Meanwhile you can order it as an ebook and enjoy reading it on kindle as I did! Happy reading!!! xx



Poppy has a secret.

It was a whirlwind romance. And when Drew, caught up in the moment, suggests that he and Poppy don’t tell each other anything about their past lives, that they live only for the here and now, for the future they are building together, Poppy jumps at the chance for a fresh start.

Drew says he has nothing to hide.

But it doesn’t take long for Poppy to see that this is a two-way deal. Drew is hiding something from her. And Poppy suddenly has no idea who the man she has married really is, what he is hiding from her or what he might be capable of.

Drew is lying.

Which is more dangerous, a secret or a lie?


Swathi’s Thoughts:

Poppy is a babysitter who gets fired by her bitchy boss in the middle of the night. She has no money and no place to stay the night. Frustrated she visits the local bar, gulps down some beer. And that’s when she meets Drew. Handsome and gentle, they find themselves enjoying each other’s company and soon decide to move in together. It’s doesn’t take Drew much longer to ask Poppy to marry him. Drew is calm, rich and never gets angry on her. So why say no? Soon the marriage is over and they move to a luxurious 8 bedroom bungalow in a village where they plan to live happily ever after.

Drew just wants one thing from her – to leave the past behind them and not to talk about it. But why would he want such an agreement? Is he hiding something from her? Sure, Poppy has a secret that she keeps from Drew but Drew’s mustn’t be as bad as hers surely?

It was a fast read for me. The chapters were light and easy to read. There were chapters in between that reveals Poppy’s past and cuts through right places to keep the readers hooked. It’s not until the very last that the secrets reveals themselves and the reader is carried away with the same intrigue and no rush at all for the book to end. I was a bit surprised with the way the book finished. It was a sharp ending with a really clever twist. I really liked the lightweight storytelling by the author and the way she spun the story. There wasn’t a moment I had to scroll or skim through the pages as I was in no rush, and the passages were just the right pace for me. Totally enjoyed binging this book.

I received an early copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

Meet the Author:

Rebecca is a freelance journalist. She is a columnist for the Telegraph Women’s section, works for Metro Online and has written for Marie Claire, the Guardian, the Saturday Telegraph, the Independent, Stylist, Glamour, the iPaper, the Guardian, Indy100, LOOK and the New Statesmen amongst others. Rebecca is a regular contributor to Sky News and ITV’s This Morning as well as appearing on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, LBC, BBC News 24 and the BBC World Service to discuss her work. She graduated from Royal Holloway’s Creative Writing MA in 2015 and Perfect Liars is her debut novel. Rebecca lives in North London with her husband.

She tweets @RebeccaCNReid

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