Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Truth About Us by Dalene Flannigan

The Truth About Us
by Dalene Flannigan

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Dalene Flannigan (December 5, 2011)
Publication Date: December 5, 2011
Genre: Suspense | Women's Literature
Print Length: 176 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
Three women, roommates back in college, find their lives forever altered when one of
them feels compelled to confess the secret. 'The Truth About Us' weaves the
past and the present in a page-turner that explores the shifting quality of
truth, and the cost of secrets.

 
 The Truth About Us by Dalene Flannigan
The Truth About UsThey were roommates in college and one event would forever cement them in a secret that could last a lifetime. One was strong-willed and outspoken, one was loose, wild, and in search of something missing in her life. The third would do all she could to blend into the background, but she would be the one with the greatest secret, the secret that would define her very essence.

When Jude finds religion, she is compelled to share the secret from so long ago. But is it her secret to tell? Will this secret lighten her soul while dragging others into the pit of despair? The three must come together again, Erica with her marital problems, and Grace, the true victim, the true perpetrator of the heinous crime. Each has their reasons for or against dragging up the past, but it is Jude’s latest fix in her search for love and acceptance that becomes her obsession as the cult she is now part of overtakes her life, mind, body and soul. A family must be told of the that fateful night years before and three lives will forever be changed, for better or worse and their bond will be shredded.

Dalene Flannigan’s THE TRUTH ABOUT US is a dark and brittle tale of mistakes, vengeance and the vows of silence three young women make. It is a tale of stretching the bonds of friendship to their breaking point and the purging of one’s guilt, no matter the cost to others.
Certainly not an upbeat read, Dalene Flannigan has brought her tale to life with characters filled with flaws and personal agendas and concerns. The switching of POVs is done brilliantly and the empty feel of each page is almost thick enough to touch. There is no happily ever after, but there is finally, truth.



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