Title: Two Truths and a Lie
Author: Sara Shepard
First published January 1, 2012
292 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780061869747 (ISBN10: 0061869740)
A thrilling tale of deception and murder, Two Truths and a Lie by Sara Shepard follows the story of Emma Paxton, who assumes the identity of her deceased twin sister Sutton Mercer to uncover the truth behind her murder. Despite her best efforts, Emma is unable to unravel the mystery and identify Sutton’s killer.
However, when the alluring and enigmatic Thayer Vega returns to town, Emma’s curiosity is piqued, and she must race against time to determine his motives. As Emma navigates a world of treacherous friendships and dark secrets, readers will be drawn into a gripping tale that is sure to keep them on the edge of their seats.
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About the Author
Sara Shepard earned her degree from NYU and went on to complete her MFA at Brooklyn College. She’s called several cities home over the years, including New York City, Brooklyn, Tucson, Arizona, and Philadelphia.
These days, she’s living in Pittsburgh, PA. Sara’s childhood experiences growing up in Philadelphia’s Main Line served as inspiration for her popular Pretty Little Liars book series.
Sara Shepards 2012 novel Two Truths and a Lie is a gripping psychological thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Shepard, best known for her Pretty Little Liars series, has crafted another absorbing tale of secrets, lies, and deception that will have readers guessing until the very end.
This novel is an excellent example of the young adult thriller genre that is popular among teen and adult readers. The story follows Emma Paxton, a teenage girl who is searching for her long-lost twin sister, Sutton.
Emma and Sutton were separated at birth and grew up in different households. When Sutton goes missing and her body is later discovered, Emma assumes her identity to uncover the truth about her twins murder.
Along the way, she becomes embroiled in the complicated lives of Suttons friends and family, who all have dark secrets of their own. One of the strengths of Two Truths and a Lie is Shepards ability to craft a compelling and intricate plot.
The story is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers hooked until the very end. The pacing is fast, and the story is filled with suspense, making it impossible to put down.
Shepards characterization is also excellent. Emma is a well-rounded character who is both vulnerable and strong.
Suttons friends and family are also intriguing characters, each with their own motivations and secrets. The setting of the novel, a wealthy suburb in California, is vividly portrayed and adds to the overall atmosphere of the story.
However, the novel is not without its flaws. The ending feels somewhat rushed and not entirely satisfying.
Additionally, some of the characters actions and motivations feel contrived and unrealistic. Overall, Two Truths and a Lie is an excellent young adult thriller that will keep readers engaged from start to finish.
Despite its flaws, Shepards novel is a well-crafted story that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Fans of the Pretty Little Liars series will not be disappointed.
This novel is recommended for readers who enjoy mystery and suspense, particularly young adults who are looking for a fast and thrilling read. Rating: 4/5 stars.