THE TRUTH WE BURY by Barbara Taylor Sissel
Published by Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: June 25th, 2017
Review Copy From: Author
Edition: ARC Kindle
My Rating: 5
In this intense, multilayered domestic drama, two families become entangled in a web of lies, secrets, and betrayal that results in an act of violence so shocking their love may not survive.
On the outside, Lily Isley’s life seems perfect: a wealthy husband, a ritzy gated community in Dallas, and a handsome son, AJ—a decorated marine about to be married to his love, Shea. But when a bridesmaid is murdered in AJ’s apartment and he can’t be found, Lily’s world collapses and a long-held family secret is at risk of exposure.
Dru Gallagher’s life took a different course. After her ex-husband, suffering from post-traumatic stress, threatened her and her daughter, Shea, with a shotgun, Dru was forced to leave her marriage and forge ahead as a working-class single mom. Now, the anger she sees in war veteran AJ’s eyes is heartbreakingly familiar—and makes Dru deeply afraid for her daughter’s safety…especially after Shea’s best friend and maid of honor is found dead.
With a killer on the loose and time running out, Lily and Dru, two very different women, unite in a single goal: to save their precious children from scandal, even from death. But will the mothers’ protection be enough, or will the fateful secret they expose—and the truth it reveals—destroy every hope of love?
My Thoughts and Opinion:
As you can see from all the books I have read by this author, see below, I am a huge fan. I love her writing style, which is descriptive and allows the reader to get lost in the story. She also has a talent of weaving and interweaving suspense until it ends with a climatic ending. I thought, that since I have read so many of her books, that I would be able to figure it out but once again, an ending that I didn’t see coming.
In THE TRUTH WE BURY, AJ and Shea are getting married in 2 weeks. A joyous occasion for the couple but both mothers have doubts that this is a good match (vague not to cause spoiler). But it all comes crumbling down when one of the bridesmaids is found murdered in the groom’s apartment. The police start their investigation but AJ, the groom, goes missing and the evidence they do have, AJ is the main suspect.
Only AJ’s fiance and his mother don’t believe that AJ could do this. Or is this just denial?
A cryptic note is found and another bridesmaid is found murdered.
A parent’s love, is it always unconditional? Are secrets and lies truly buried?
Once again, Ms. Sissel keeps the reader glued to the pages that are full of suspense!!
The only negative I had reading this book, since it was an ARC, is now I have to wait patiently for the next novel by this author.
I highly recommend this book and all of her earlier books and I’m sure like me, she will be on your “authors to read” list.
Bravo Ms. Sissel !!! Another extraordinary read!
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