Half Truths by Claire Contreras

4.5 STARS

Release Date: October 21, 2019

SYNOPSIS: You’ve heard of these groups – the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries – I’m the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I’m fresh meat. New blood. New money, too. They think they’ll elbow past me, that I’m here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they’ll find out soon enough that I’m not. I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I’m not. I’m here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs.

I transferred here in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn’t here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn’t here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to to go through him. He’s saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead. It’s a game I’m willing to play. I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I’ll be the first to make it out intact.

REVIEW: Wow. I don’t even know how to start because I am a jumble of feelings. I still don’t even know how I feel and I finished it 10 days ago. This book pulled me right in and I could not have put it down even if I wanted to. Seriously, I had no idea how much I would enjoy this book, and it really wasn’t like anything I’ve read in a long time.

Claire Contreras spun a mysterious story that had me guessing at every turn, and I am damn impressed. I’m also kicking myself for waiting so long to pick this one up. I enjoyed each and every twisted turn. This is romantic suspense at its best and I lived for Mae and Fitz’s interactions throughout the story. It’s really interesting that I felt there was a lot of depth to this story, and yet I feel like I only got the smallest taste of this fascinating world Contreras had built. I sincerely cannot recommend this book enough and CANNOT wait for book two: Twisted Circles!

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