The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton


This story grabbed my attention when I saw it online as it pertains to photographic memories. I read Cam Jansen growing up and fell in love with stories about impecable memories.

Thank you to Netgalley and Stripes publishing for letting me read this in exchange for my review.

Jess roommate has died. It is stated as a suicide, but we start to become unsure of that truth. Jess has a photographic memory. She remembers everything she’s ever experienced. There is good and bad that comes with that. Jess starts to get creepy notes from a stranger which leads her to believe someone is following her and someone knows the truth about her and about what happened to her roommate. Who is following her?

The hidden identity of Jess portrayed in the beginning of the book totally grabbed my attention. She sheds some light on what happened to her family and I needed to know more! Not long after, we are introduced to her love interest Dan. I felt that was super rushed and he was to perfect, but as I kept reading, I enjoyed their relationship more and more. This book is not a romance book, but it adds a nice level to the story. In terms of the story behind her roommates death, I felt that dragged on. I think this story was way more about Jess’ hidden life than it was her roommate. I say that because the novel started out almost completely focused on the mystery of what truly did happen to her roommate. The ending did catch me off guard which I was happy about. I couldn’t predict that coming! It was a bit slow, but enjoyable read.

If you chose to read it, tell me what you think!

4/5 Stars

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