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. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minut...

Details The Truth Beneath the Lies

TitleThe Truth Beneath the Lies
Release DateDec 12th, 2017
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Fiction, Contemporary

Reviews The Truth Beneath the Lies

  • 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.
  • 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 secrets does Betsy harbor? Who is calling on the "monster" phone she must answer at all times? Who's attacking girls near Kayla's apartment? Searcy manages ...
  • Lauren
    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...
  • Amy Giles
    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery until the very end. This is a book you won't want to put down until all questions are answered. And WOW, are they ever!
  • Tricia Levenseller
    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed.
  • Stacey Trombley
    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ♡♡♡ Cannot wait!
  • Amanda Hill
    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read!
  • Stephanie Ward
    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of them coming - at least not until the biggest was revealed. I don't do spoilers in my reviews, which makes this one really hard to describe without giving anything aw...
  • Sam Kozbial
    Rating: 4.5 starsWhew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward.The book followed two girls, Kayla and Betsy, who were separated by geography, but shared one common goal - survival.Kayla was trying to adjust to life back with her finally clean and...
  • Jasmine
    Review's coming tonight!
  • Kristi Housman
    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal.The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now they live in public housing on state aid. Kayla is 16 and works at a grocery store trying to get by. She still uses her old foster address to go to a better school. She's got ...
  • Stacie Boren
    I received this ARC from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda Searcy. 16 year old Betsy has to start her mysterious life over and begin a new school with new friends. She is distant at first her past haunts her and she is scared to make friends but her heart warms in small San Justo, Texas and she quickly becomes one of the family in a local cafe. K...
  • Tara Goedjen
    A week after putting this book down, I'm STILL thinking about it. The Truth Beneath the Lies is the sort of book that gets under your skin, in a good way! It's a fast-paced thriller: edgy, smart, and full of twists, with a gritty setting that perfectly matches the plot. Can't wait to see what Searcy does next!
  • Sarah
    Kayla Asher lives in a rough neighborhood with her recovering drug addict mother and down the hall from her mother's old dealer. Kayla will do almost anything to get out of her terrible situation after high school. Currently, she works at a grocery store nearby, but walking home after work has started becoming tricky because there is a serial killer on the loose. When a cute boy takes notice and starts helping Kayla, she doesn't really know if sh...
  • Kavanand (Reading for Two)
    The Truth Behind the Lies is a entertaining, twisty YA thriller. In alternating chapters, it tells the stories of two young women. Kayla is a struggling high school student. She attends a high school in the good part of town, but she lives in a housing project with her recovering addict mother and works a dead-end job at a local supermarket. It's a rough life, and someone is killing young women in her neighborhood. Betsy is a newcomer to a small ...
  • Becky
    Kayla Asher is trying to leave. She wants to leave her life in government housing, her low paying job, and her unstable job. But Kayla get a reason to stay when she meets Jordan an older boy who shows her life. But is Jordan what he seems?Betsy Hopewell is the new student. She needs to blend into the background to survive. But when she starts to make connection in her new community her survival get put in jeopardy. Kayla and Betsy have a connecti...
  • Zoe Bishop
    "The Truth Beneath the Lies" Had an interesting plot, however it didn't pull me into the story. The two perspectives from which the story was told were hard to tell apart. I kept forgetting which was which and some aspects of both halves had irregularities in character details. However, once the big plot twist in the end took place, everything fell into place but up until that point. I'm glad I read this book but I wouldn't highly suggest it to a...
  • Lauren
    Though it had a slow build, this was a wallop or a YA thriller. I loved every page: great, lively characters, an engaging plot that picked up pace along with my pulse, and had a huge reveal I didn’t see coming and I pride myself on being able to predict “who done its”.
  • Susan
    This book was both disturbing and yet addicting. It pulled me in from the first page and I could not put it down until I finished it. Read it in a few hours. A thriller with some great twists!Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC.