REVIEW – THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet#1) by Aly Martinez


Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.
Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I sank down the wall, my shoulders shaking violently as sobs overtook me. They were skillfully silent. Wild, yet perfectly controlled from far too many years of practice. The sudden emotional release was agony when all I truly needed was a single second of relief. Every tear was earthshattering, all-consuming, and torn from my soul. And still, after all this time, they changed absolutely nothing. But then again, nothing ever would.



Aly Martinez is delivering another thrilling action-packed romance with crazy twists and turns that will leave you speechless by the time you get to the shocking cliffhanger. The setting of this story is dark and gritty. It’s the last place you’d expect to see an epic romance take flight but leave it to this author to be able to create an intricate tale that weaves our two tragic characters together.

There is no slow build with the plot. In the prologue, we witness along with the hero, Penn, his wife’s brutal murder and then three years later, we meet the Heroine, who lives in a dilapidated building with a bunch of prostitutes that she plays den mother to. Cora’s husband was killed during a drive-by shooting protecting her, and now her violent and corrupt in-laws force her to live in a hellish environment as punishment for Nic’s death.




When Penn and Cora meet, there is an instant attraction between them, but Penn tries hard to fight his feelings for Cora. He quickly learns that it’s a losing battle. Somehow, in the most dismal of circumstances, they are able to create their own little paradise. But in this story, nothing is as it seems and the whole time I felt a bit of anxiety because I was waiting for everything to come crashing down on the couple.

Everyone has a secret, and little truths are intermingled with huge lies. It leaves a reader wondering what is real and what isn’t. We get tiny pieces of this complicated puzzle throughout the story and by the time you get to the end, you’ll still be left trying to figure out what the heck is going on.



Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 5
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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