Blog Tour: The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy (Review & Giveaway!!)

The Truth Beneath the Lies
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: December 12th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

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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. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of life.

But when fate brings Kayla and Betsy together, only one girl will live.


The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. 

The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous, daring, intense. The dual POV makes this book unputadownable - there wasn't a time in which I wasn't desperately trying to connect the two POVs. While I did figure out the big mystery before the end of the book, there were still some small surprises that managed to rock me to my core. 

The Truth Beneath the Lies is a book that is incredibly hard to review, as (1) I don't want to give anything anyway and (2) it's just one of those books you just have to experience for yourself. Therefore, I'm going to list a few of my favorite things about it: 
  1. The Dual POV - Sometimes dual POVs work and sometimes they don't. Luckily, it worked very well here. Amanda used it to her advantage, and it's the main reason I couldn't put this one down. Throughout the book all I wanted to do was hug Betsy and Kayla and tell them everything was going to be okay, that things couldn't possibly get any worse. They are two girls who've been beaten down numerous times, and left to put together the surplus of messy pieces. 
  2. The Writing - Amanda Searcy certainly knows how to write a good mystery thriller if this book is any indication. She did a fantastic job of building up suspense, keeping the two POVS separate and distinct, and most importantly, bringing the story together in a way that was surprising and slightly mind-blowing. I'm still wowed by how everything came together so perfectly. 
  3. The Mysterious Boys - There's so many mysterious boys in this one, and throughout the story, I couldn't figure out for the life of me which ones were good and which ones were bad. Frustrating but in the best kind of way! 
Full of mysterious boys, daring girls, and the ultimate shock-factor, The Truth Beneath the Lies is sure to thrill YA thriller fans, especially those like myself who eagerly devoured One of Us Is Lying at the start of the summer.

Grade: A- 

The Truth Beneath the Lies will be released December 12, 2017! 

Source: eARC provided by publisher 

About the Author:
Amanda Searcy has a BA from New Mexico State University and an MA in human rights from the University of Essex in England. She works in collection development for a public library system and loves chocolate, cats, and curling up with a good book. She lives in New Mexico.

Visit her online at amandasearcybooks.com and follow her on Twitter at @aesearcy.
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• Prize: 1 copy of THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES by Amanda Searcy (US Only)
• Starts: December 4th
• Ends: December 22nd

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Tour Schedule: 

Week 1

December 4th

Life of A Simple Reader - Review + Favourite Quotes
We Live and Breathe Books - Review + Favourite Quotes

December 5th

December 6th

Literary Meanderings - Guest Post
Books, Boys, and Blogs - Review + Dream Cast + Favourite Quotes

December 7th

December 8th

Wishful Endings - Interview

Week 2

December 11th

December 12th

A Bookish Abode - Guest Post
YA Obsessed - Review

December 13th

Booked J - Review
MetalPhantasmReads - Review + Playlist

December 14th

Kindle and Me - Review

December 15th

The Clever Reader - Interview


  1. I love a good thriller, and this sounds awesome with the dual POVs - I love the anticipation of when the two stories will collide!

  2. I love how this book sounds. I will be on the look out for this one. Great review.


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