Monday, February 1, 2016

NetGalley Review: The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston

26595315Title: The Truth
Author: Jeffry W. Johnston
Publication Date: Feb. 1, 2016
Publisher: SourceBooks Fire
Pages: 256
Genre: Teen, mystery
Review: ARC copy provided by author and NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk


Lie, torture, kill—there's nothing Chris and Derek wouldn't do for their younger brothers…

When Chris wakes up tied to a chair in a dark basement, he knows that he's trapped—and why. He shot and killed Derek's little brother. He had his reasons, but no matter how far Derek goes to uncover the truth about that night, Chris's story won't change. It can't. There is far too much at stake…
Derek is desperate to prove his brother didn't deserve to die. And if kidnapping his brother's killer is the only way to the truth, than he'll go to extremes. But Chris's truth is far more dangerous than Derek could have imagined, and knowing could cost both their lives…


I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review. 

Very interesting is how I can put this book. I literally finished it within one sitting it was that good. We start the book off with a bang and we go between what is happening now to what happened then and it is all the recollection from Chris. 
Chris is like a normal teenager his father passed away a few years back and he has taken up to taking care of his younger brother. So when Chris shoots someone's brother he doesn't realize that the kid that he shot well his older brother will be looking for answers. This is where we find Chris tied up to a chair, it seems Derek wants answers to actually happened and Chris better tell the truth.
I really enjoyed how we went back and forth with the chapters and we learn that Chris can not tell Derek the whole truth on what happened because well this is where the twist comes into play and that is towards the end. I have to say that was really cool how that all came about.
I do think that the teens will enjoy this book as there is just a bit of mystery going on, there isn't blood and guts, or graphic scenes. It is a good clean mystery of what really happened to Derek's brother. 



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