The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele

The Truth Lies Here

Netflix’s Stranger Things meets Men in Black in the first stand-alone young adult novel from Lindsey Klingele.WHAT’S GOING ON IN BONE LAKE? THE TRUTH WILL SURPRISE YOU.This funny, eerie stand-alone novel is set in small town Michigan, where Penny, an aspiring journalist, teams up with the nerdy boy-next-door and the town’s star quarterback to find her conspiracy theorist father after he goes missing and several other townspeople turn up dea...


Details The Truth Lies Here

TitleThe Truth Lies Here
ISBN9780062380395
Author
Release DateAug 21st, 2018
PublisherHarperTeen
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Thriller
Rating

Reviews The Truth Lies Here

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    2018-07-12
    Penny is back in her hometown of Bone Lake, Michigan for the summer prepared to write her college essay on the decline of the town after the military pulled their major contract causing the local factory to close several years ago.  Her dad doesn't show to pick her up at the airport, which doesn't surprise Penny who is used to be letting down by him.  Dexter, the literal boy next door, picks her up and delivers her to her door, worried that her...
  • Marta Barrales
    2018-05-05
    I must admit that this just hasn’t been the best reading year for me so far. Many of my recent reads have turned out to be disappointing to put it kindly. Sadly, The Truth Lies Here was not the exception.The story follows Penny, she needs a big story to include in her college application. So, she heads back to her hometown to interview people about a tragic event that happened many years ago. Around the time of her arrival, a series of mysterio...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    2018-02-18
    Rating: 4.5 StarsA throughly compelling coming-of-age story laced with mystery and a touch of Sci-fi. Confession: I read this one by accident, so it will be quite a while before I post my full review. Until then, know that I only have good things to say about this book. Full review to follow. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
  • Heather Wood
    2018-04-08
    I really dug this book. A little bit strange, but a lot of fun, I kept reading up until the wee hours to see how everything was going to be resolved. The sci-fi angle was written in a way that made the book feel grounded. I loved the main character and enjoyed the mystery as well as her complex romantic and familial relationships. 5 Star Read for sure.
  • Jen
    2018-08-01
    ARC provided by the publisher vis Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. 4/5 stars for The Truth Lies Here! I had so much fun reading this book! I'm not going to lie, I requested this book 100% based on the fact that it's set in Michigan. That being said, I could not remember anything about the synopsis. This book is kind of like Stranger Things meets Men in Black meets the X-files - which is awesome. HOWEVER, aliens aren't REALLY my thing. ...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    2018-04-05
    Stranger Things, The X-Files and Men in Black make a compelling mix in The Truth Lies Here.
  • Kathy Martin
    2018-07-28
    Penny Hardjoy is spending the summer with her father in Bone Lake, Michigan, while her mother is on sabbatical in Spain. Until she was ten years old, her father was her hero. She went with him on hunts for Bigfoot and loved all of his stories about supernatural creatures. But seeing him take a picture of a bear and call it Bigfoot and walking in on him kissing her best friend's mother tarnished his role as her hero. When her mother divorced him, ...
  • Mel (Daily Prophecy)
    2018-04-19
    Penny's parents are divorced after she discovered something that destroyed her friendship with her best friend. She gets to spend her vacation time with her father in the small town she grew up, but when she arrives she finds out her father isn't home. At first she believes he is hunting down another story. He is a journalist who spends all his time searching for mysterious and otherworldly stories; like his claim about the 'Others' who came to e...
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    2018-08-17
    I adore oddballs like this. Murder mysteries, aliens, and some good ole small town drama...I loved this!
  • Courtney
    2018-03-19
    Y'all. this book was SO good. I didn't get this ARC from a publisher or anything, I actually got it for free from a little indie bookstore in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina while on Vacation because when you buy from them, you can choose to pick out an ARC. This one seemed the most promising so I gave it a try and I am so glad that I did.---This was a super quick read for me and I throughly enjoyed every second of it, I got Stranger Things vibes as w...
  • Teenage Reads
    2018-06-12
    Plot:Penelope, who prefers the nickname Penny, lost faith in her father, Ike Hardjoy, at ten years old. When she used to believe all the fairy tales he told her, about werewolves, Nessie, fairies, all wandering around the woods waiting to be discovered. When hunting for Bigfoot, and found a black bear instead, her father used the blur out photos of the bear, claiming it to be Bigfoot. Losing the faith his daughter had in him during the process. Y...
  • Jackie
    2018-02-01
    *3.5 but rounding up*What I like most about books that deal with the paranormal or in this case science fiction, is when there is a human element brought in keeping it grounded to reality just enough that you don’t go too far off into the deep end and this book managed to do that by connecting our main players by their attachments to their father. ‘The Truth Lies Here’ has a cold open reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or more appropri...
  • Trista
    2018-06-18
    This is a great pick for a rainy, dark night when you want a book that has a bit of a creepy factor to it. Or at any time, but it has that definite feel of a dark night read. It was fairly quick to read, fast paced, it kept my interest through the whole book. It did have some twists I found predictable but that could be because it reminded me of Supernatural or The X-Files, two shows I've watched so many times I question everything when a book re...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    2018-08-13
    Penny grew up a bit like Luna Lovegood under the influence of her father, Ike, who writes for one of those conspiracy magazines, that talk about UFOs and bigfoots (bigfeet?). That is until she learns that he doesn't actually believe in any of it and is just trying to make money. After this betrayal, another one, and her parents' divorce, Penny leaves Bone Lake behind.Penny wants to be a hard-hitting journalist, and she's planning to get into the ...
  • Amy
    2018-03-25
    Full Review below:Many thanks to EdelweissPlus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC for review. All opinions are my own. This was a strong stand-alone science fiction piece. Especially for those readers who enjoy "classic" science fiction: aliens, bigfoot, sightings, etc INSTEAD of the more recent/common dystopian tropes. Penny, a high school junior who is looking to become a journalist, is headed to her father's for the summer She doe...
  • Kat
    2018-03-17
    #Edelweiss #TheTruthLiesHere #MustReadYAOkay..I'm a sucker for the X-files, so when I read the title and the synopsis I knew I had to read it. The main character Penny has the mystery of trying to find her missing father. Plus, she can't remember certain things and now mysterious "men in black" have come to their small town. Penny and Dex become the Mulder and Scully of Bone Lake to try to figure out what is really going on. I loved the addition ...
  • Thamy
    2018-08-05
    Penny is supposed to spend summer vacations with her distant supernatural journalist father. When she reaches the small town she grew up before the nasty divorce, he is nowhere. She's sure she's been ignored or forgotten because of some unbelievable story but things in town seem too out of place.I hadn't noticed before but this book has a lot to do with X Files, which should have been obvious even from the title. Like Scully, Penny is a non-belie...