Where the Truth Lies is a mystery that takes place in a small town full of despicable people. I’m not sure I’ve read a book where I literally disliked everyone, including the victim. When Abi goes missing we get to see how this small town turns against one another as their secrets are slowly revealed.
The mystery part was good, I certainly suspected everyone along the way. But what I didn’t love was the writing. The descriptions of things were too flowery and weird at times with passages like, “The whole house feels like a slab of old butter that has formed a rind around the edges,” or “Her breakfast tastes vaguely yellow, and the shower has such lousy water pressure it feels as though she’s being gently peed on.” If you like descriptions like that then this is the book for you, if you’re like me, it’s distracting.
Lots of triggers in this one as well, so many characters have horrible things happen to them for who they are, who they love or what they believe. I stuck with it because I wanted to know what happened to Abi but it’s not one of my favorite mysteries of the year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks to Netgalley for access to this novel. All opinions above are my own. This one published yesterday.
Do you like a book with unlikable characters?