Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore


 Last summer I enjoyed the author’s book “The Islanders” and anticipated what this summer might bring. Her new book “Two Truths and a Lie” does not disappoint.

The book is set in the beach town of Newburyport, Massachusetts at the beginning of summer and is told from multiple point of views. Sherri Griffin and her 11 year old daughter Katie have recently moved to town, having left Ohio after a “bad divorce”. Over the past few months, their lives have changed dramatically. She is happy to meet Rebecca Coleman and her two daughters Alexa 17 and Morgan 11. Rebecca was the informal leader of the “Mom Squad” - a group of the town’s women who have daughters of similar age. But since the passing of her husband eighteen months ago, she prefers to be less engaged to this superficial group. These two women create a bond - each is a single mother trying to make it on their own in a town where everyone is closely examined and gossiped about.

At the beginning of the book, we learn of a tragic accident involving a white Acura. We do not know who is involved, or the circumstances. There is more than one white Acura in town and I must say I failed at guessing what would eventually be disclosed. There is indeed a lot of secrets surrounding the people of Newburyport, and the author does a great job of revealing these secrets one at a time.

I really enjoyed this book. It keep me engaged and wanting to know more. The characters are interesting and, for the most part, likeable. There is one moment in the book reminiscent of Julia Robert’s “big mistake” scene in Pretty Woman which had thinking “you go girl!” This book is part mystery, part beach read and checks off many of the boxes I look for in a book. The book feels, however, that there is much left to say. Is it too much to hope that the author thinks so as well?

I listened to the audiobook edition of the book which was performed by one of my favourite narrators, Courtney Patterson. I appreciate the quality and versatility of her voice in enhancing this wonderful read.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️💫/5.

28 comments:

  1. OOh this sounds fab! I love the idea of there being little secrets that get revealed throughout x

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    1. The secrets made it so interesting! Thanks for your comment!

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  2. Great review! I'll definitely recommend this to my wife. Seems like a great summer read :).

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  3. This sounds really interesting! Sounds like it would be a very enjoyable read. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  4. Ooo this sounds good! I like the sound of the plot development with little secrets being revealed throughout too x

    Sophie
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  5. Thanks Sophie! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this great review!

    Lauren | www.bournemouthgirl.com

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  7. Ooh I've just put this on my list! Great review.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Have a great weekend!

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  8. This is great! It’s always so hard for me to find new books (or the time to read them!) I might have to check this one out.

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  9. Reading your post it gave me Big Little Lies vibes. Even though it probably is nothing like that, it still sounds really interesting. I will add it to my list!

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    1. Great! Enjoy the book and have a great weekend!

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  10. Oooh! Two Truths and a Lie sounds like an interesting read. So much happened in the storyline! Glad you enjoyed it overall :).

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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  11. This sounds like such an interesting read. I'll definitely give it a try.

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  12. Great review. This one definitely sounds very much my cup of tea, hopefully the library gets it (either in English or, if it gets translated, Dutch).

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    1. Thank you! I hope your library brings it in too! Have a great weekend!

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  13. This book souns really interesting. Now I know what to read on my vacation this year:)

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  14. Great review!! Sounds like a book I would enjoy listening to.

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  15. It's so much better when an author can surprise you with the reveals. Glad you enjoyed this one.

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