Friday, 5 February 2016

The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston

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The Truth
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Truth “One finger for each lie,” he says. “Do you understand?”

This was an okay YA mystery story, with an interesting twist at the end.

It couldn’t have been easy for Chris to wake up tied to a chair and threatened with a pair of gardening shears, but he still continued to not tell the whole truth, I’m not sure whether this was bravery or stupidity.

The storyline in this was told in alternating chapters of ‘now’ and ‘then’ as we learned what had happened to Chris from the shooting onwards. The mystery element was good, but the pace did drag a bit in places.

The ending to this had a bit of a twist which I didn’t see coming, it did shed some light on why Chris wasn’t telling the truth though.

6.25 out of 10

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