The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy

The Truth Beneath the Lies

Fight or Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limit Foods. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving. All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. S...

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  • Jennifer Fenn
    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behind. What secret...
  • Karen McManus
    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...
  • Jasmine
    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ”Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They’re strong. They never quit. This”—he points to his chest—“reminds me to...
  • Shannon
    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. 😈Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, now lives with ...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be accepted. The...
  • Diana
    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You keep reading and ...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "two" girls than th...

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