To Read or Not to Read

The Truth We Bury

The Truth We Bury by Barbara Taylor Sissel 3.5 ☆’s

This book seemed appealing from the moment I read the synopsis. It was enjoyable, but it wasn’t my favorite read so far this year. I enjoyed the POV’s that the story was told from. I think it was interesting that the book is told from two different mother’s views. Their experiences shade how they see what is going on around them. These mothers both want what is best for their children, but is what’s best what their children want? The others must come to terms with the fact that their children are adult, and even though the situations are terse, they can’t be in complete control of their children’s lives anymore.

Lily and Dru. These are the narrators of the book. Lily is mother to AJ and Dru to Shea. AJ and Shea are in love, yet their parents do not approve of the match. From the first page, the tension is high in the novel because of a murder. It’s made to look life AJ is the prime suspect, but Lily and Shea know he isn’t. Dru has her doubts. As the story continues, the secrets from other characters pop up making the plot more complex.

Usually this kind of novel would give me all the good kinds of anxiety when reading a thrilling novel. This feeling didn’t happen with this book. I feel like there were so many subplots going on that sometimes is made the novel confusing instead of complex. I feel like all of the characters were hard to relate to, and not developed quite enough. If you like a book with a lot going on at once, I would suggest giving this book a chance; it releases on July 25. It definitely was not one of the worst books I have ever read, just not one of my favorites.

I did receive this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this blog are mine.


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