The Truth Beneath the Lies

The Truth Beneath the Lies

Fight or Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. Run from a desperate job at No Limit Foods. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving. All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. S Fight or Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. ...

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Title:The Truth Beneath the Lies
Author:Amanda Searcy
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1524700894
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Truth Beneath the Lies Reviews

  • Amelinda Bérubé
    Nov 25, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

  • Amanda Rawson Hill
    Jun 24, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

  • Lauren
    Nov 08, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

  • Mayra
    Feb 17, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Dec 23, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

  • Stephanie Ward
    Dec 04, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of t...

  • K.L. Hallam
    Aug 21, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of t...

    I received this novel from PageHabit's YA Monthly subscription. Though this is a book I most likely would not have picked up on my own I am very glad that it found it's way into my library. A beautiful novel encompassing a coming-of-age, and life's consequences this novel took me by su...

    Rating: 3.5/5 Genre: YA Thriller Pages:336 Amazon Author I was provided an arc of this book by KidLitExchange. All opinions are my own. Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. ...

    The blurb doesn't tell you much, or anything. A quick, easy read. Not mind blowing. I kind of had it figured out. I was not in suspense. I feel very ho-hum, blah about this one. It was hard to tell the characters apart because they had the same tone, and I kept confusing their details ...

    I received this ARC from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. ????The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda Searcy. 16 year old Betsy has to start her mysterious life over and begin a new school with new friends. She is distant at fi...

    I read this book really quickly because I found that I really wanted to know what would happen next. The sense of urgency was kind of rushed and added to the confusion of the first few chapters, but as both stories progressed, it helped to play towards the thrilling and dark nature of ...

    I loved this book! Set in the perspective of two young girls traveling through their lives unseen. Kayla and Betsy both have their own troubles. Betsy is afraid for her life and keeps looking over her shoulder. Kayla, a foster kid, living with her junkie mother is just trying to gradua...

    So this book was a little slow going for me ,it only took me a few months of on and off reading to finish it. But once the action hit, I was hooked. I didn't pick up on all the clues that were given, and kinda felt like a dummy by the end for not picked up at least a few of them, but...

    I haven't read a book that's hooked me so completely as this one, in a long time. The suspense, and the mystery--wow. The author's deft writing and seamless blending of the two POV's were well done. Even now, a few days after reading this story, it clings to my imagination. I look forw...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Dec 17, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

  • Phoebe The Reading Phoenix
    Jan 12, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of t...

    I received this novel from PageHabit's YA Monthly subscription. Though this is a book I most likely would not have picked up on my own I am very glad that it found it's way into my library. A beautiful novel encompassing a coming-of-age, and life's consequences this novel took me by su...

  • Diana
    Dec 18, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

  • Nichole
    May 03, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of t...

    I received this novel from PageHabit's YA Monthly subscription. Though this is a book I most likely would not have picked up on my own I am very glad that it found it's way into my library. A beautiful novel encompassing a coming-of-age, and life's consequences this novel took me by su...

    Rating: 3.5/5 Genre: YA Thriller Pages:336 Amazon Author I was provided an arc of this book by KidLitExchange. All opinions are my own. Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. ...

    The blurb doesn't tell you much, or anything. A quick, easy read. Not mind blowing. I kind of had it figured out. I was not in suspense. I feel very ho-hum, blah about this one. It was hard to tell the characters apart because they had the same tone, and I kept confusing their details ...

    I received this ARC from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. ????The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda Searcy. 16 year old Betsy has to start her mysterious life over and begin a new school with new friends. She is distant at fi...

    I read this book really quickly because I found that I really wanted to know what would happen next. The sense of urgency was kind of rushed and added to the confusion of the first few chapters, but as both stories progressed, it helped to play towards the thrilling and dark nature of ...

    I loved this book! Set in the perspective of two young girls traveling through their lives unseen. Kayla and Betsy both have their own troubles. Betsy is afraid for her life and keeps looking over her shoulder. Kayla, a foster kid, living with her junkie mother is just trying to gradua...

    So this book was a little slow going for me ,it only took me a few months of on and off reading to finish it. But once the action hit, I was hooked. I didn't pick up on all the clues that were given, and kinda felt like a dummy by the end for not picked up at least a few of them, but...

  • Amber
    Jan 23, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

  • Jasmine
    Nov 12, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

  • Amy Giles
    Jun 09, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

  • Patty (IheartYA)
    Aug 11, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of t...

    I received this novel from PageHabit's YA Monthly subscription. Though this is a book I most likely would not have picked up on my own I am very glad that it found it's way into my library. A beautiful novel encompassing a coming-of-age, and life's consequences this novel took me by su...

    Rating: 3.5/5 Genre: YA Thriller Pages:336 Amazon Author I was provided an arc of this book by KidLitExchange. All opinions are my own. Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. ...

    The blurb doesn't tell you much, or anything. A quick, easy read. Not mind blowing. I kind of had it figured out. I was not in suspense. I feel very ho-hum, blah about this one. It was hard to tell the characters apart because they had the same tone, and I kept confusing their details ...

  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Nov 11, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Nov 12, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

  • Kristin Herrmann
    Dec 30, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of t...

    I received this novel from PageHabit's YA Monthly subscription. Though this is a book I most likely would not have picked up on my own I am very glad that it found it's way into my library. A beautiful novel encompassing a coming-of-age, and life's consequences this novel took me by su...

    Rating: 3.5/5 Genre: YA Thriller Pages:336 Amazon Author I was provided an arc of this book by KidLitExchange. All opinions are my own. Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. ...

    The blurb doesn't tell you much, or anything. A quick, easy read. Not mind blowing. I kind of had it figured out. I was not in suspense. I feel very ho-hum, blah about this one. It was hard to tell the characters apart because they had the same tone, and I kept confusing their details ...

    I received this ARC from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. ????The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda Searcy. 16 year old Betsy has to start her mysterious life over and begin a new school with new friends. She is distant at fi...

    I read this book really quickly because I found that I really wanted to know what would happen next. The sense of urgency was kind of rushed and added to the confusion of the first few chapters, but as both stories progressed, it helped to play towards the thrilling and dark nature of ...

    I loved this book! Set in the perspective of two young girls traveling through their lives unseen. Kayla and Betsy both have their own troubles. Betsy is afraid for her life and keeps looking over her shoulder. Kayla, a foster kid, living with her junkie mother is just trying to gradua...

  • Renee
    Jan 01, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of t...

    I received this novel from PageHabit's YA Monthly subscription. Though this is a book I most likely would not have picked up on my own I am very glad that it found it's way into my library. A beautiful novel encompassing a coming-of-age, and life's consequences this novel took me by su...

    Rating: 3.5/5 Genre: YA Thriller Pages:336 Amazon Author I was provided an arc of this book by KidLitExchange. All opinions are my own. Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. ...

    The blurb doesn't tell you much, or anything. A quick, easy read. Not mind blowing. I kind of had it figured out. I was not in suspense. I feel very ho-hum, blah about this one. It was hard to tell the characters apart because they had the same tone, and I kept confusing their details ...

    I received this ARC from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. ????The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda Searcy. 16 year old Betsy has to start her mysterious life over and begin a new school with new friends. She is distant at fi...

    I read this book really quickly because I found that I really wanted to know what would happen next. The sense of urgency was kind of rushed and added to the confusion of the first few chapters, but as both stories progressed, it helped to play towards the thrilling and dark nature of ...

  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    Mar 05, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

  • Jennifer Fenn
    May 07, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

  • Stacey Trombley
    Jun 29, 2016

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

  • Tricia Levenseller
    May 02, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

  • Erica Brown
    Jan 15, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

  • Karen McManus
    Oct 04, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

  • Paige Green
    Dec 27, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of t...

    I received this novel from PageHabit's YA Monthly subscription. Though this is a book I most likely would not have picked up on my own I am very glad that it found it's way into my library. A beautiful novel encompassing a coming-of-age, and life's consequences this novel took me by su...

    Rating: 3.5/5 Genre: YA Thriller Pages:336 Amazon Author I was provided an arc of this book by KidLitExchange. All opinions are my own. Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. ...

  • Shannon
    Dec 13, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

  • Inn Auni
    Feb 14, 2018

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

  • Stacie Boren
    Dec 02, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...

    There are so many twists in this book and I enjoyed each and every one of them. The one consistent thread between Betsy and Kayla's alternating chapters is the constant fear for their lives--you feel the unseen enemy's presence lurking on each page as Searcy teases out the mystery unti...

    The pace was slow. I almost gave up. With two pov that were not related, it's like I'm reading two different story. Clues were given here and there. But, I'm either too lazy or too stupid to connect the dots. When I reached the chapter that tied it all, I was impressed. Both Kayla a...

    Aaah! So excited for this book! I was Amanda's mentor for Pitch Wars so of course I love this book! ??? Cannot wait! ...

    I read this book in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down! Great read! ...

    For more review follow my blog shades of paper I was so soo disappointed with this book. Ever since I knew about it I?ve been wanting to read it, and I don?t know if I would have liked it more if not being on a reading slump, but well? the thing is that I had a lot of issues r...

    I don't usually read thrillers, they aren't usually my thing but this book was one that I had to read. I had to read it because I know the author. I've worked with her for years. So feel free to take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt but try to believe me when I say that I had...

    Rating: 4.5 stars Whew! That was a wild ride, and I loved every second of it. Searcy did an incredible job setting the tone for this gritty mystery-thriller starting from the very first page, and she kept me in a constant state of anticipation from that point forward. The book fo...

    Ahh this was so good, it was not at all what I was expecting, which I think made me like it even more :) ...

    OMG what a great ending! The kind that makes you want to go right back to the beginning and reread with fresh eyes. I think what made it so satisfying was not just its twisty-turny surprises but how well the book hung on to and resolved a quiet core of trauma and endurance. The gritty ...

    This was a really crazy book full or twists that I can't give away. So my review will be a bit shorter than normal. The chapters alternate between two girls, Betsy and Kayla. Kayla lives with her mom that used to be a drug addict. Kayla was in foster care for awhile, but now the...

    'The Truth Beneath the Lies' is probably one of the best YA thriller/mysteries I've read in a long time. I'm a huge fan of the genre, so I've read quite a few books and it takes a lot to surprise me anymore. This novel was so full of twists and turns that I honestly didn't see any of t...

    I received this novel from PageHabit's YA Monthly subscription. Though this is a book I most likely would not have picked up on my own I am very glad that it found it's way into my library. A beautiful novel encompassing a coming-of-age, and life's consequences this novel took me by su...

    Rating: 3.5/5 Genre: YA Thriller Pages:336 Amazon Author I was provided an arc of this book by KidLitExchange. All opinions are my own. Flight. All Kayla Asher wants to do is run. Run from the government housing complex she calls home. Run from her unstable mother. ...

    The blurb doesn't tell you much, or anything. A quick, easy read. Not mind blowing. I kind of had it figured out. I was not in suspense. I feel very ho-hum, blah about this one. It was hard to tell the characters apart because they had the same tone, and I kept confusing their details ...

    I received this ARC from #kidlitexchange to read in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. ????The Truth Beneath The Lies by Amanda Searcy. 16 year old Betsy has to start her mysterious life over and begin a new school with new friends. She is distant at fi...

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    Dec 15, 2017

    The Truth Beneath the Lies by Amanda Searcy was great! We follow two different lives, Kayla and Betsy. The story is read in both of their perspectives. This was actually a pretty dark YA, so obviously that left me feeling pleased. ? Kayla, once living in and out of foster care, n...

    I'm not sure how I feel about this or even how to rate it. The beginning felt so disjointed and confusing but even with the confusion, it only took me a couple of chapters in to figure out what was going on in the story and that was disappointing. I wanted there to be more to the "tw...

    ***Actual rating: 4.5/5 Kayla-or-Betsy Stars*** ?Carps swim upstream against the current. No matter how hard it gets, they keep going. In legends, they swim up waterfalls and become dragons. They?re strong. They never quit. This??he points to his chest??reminds me to...

    YA thriller fans have something to look forward to in December 2017! The Truth Beneath the Lies is smart, suspenseful and twisty, with two compelling heroines and an ending that's equal parts surprising and satisfying. ...

    This book began very scrambled, but I thought we would be given little clues and things to get us to understand how things are how they are, specially with the first girl we encounter, who seems to be in a very wrong place and to have some sort of dangerous stalker... but nope. You kee...

    YA thriller novels are always a nice surprise. Especially when they're debut novels like these that don't go straight into the stereotypes of teenagers. The author takes us through Kayla and Betsy's lives. The both appear to be outsiders in school and long for a "normal" life and to be...

    Vivid storytelling, effortlessly told. Fast-paced, emotional, intelligent, gritty and raw. Searcy, I'm now a fan. ...

    The Truth Beneath the Lies comes highly recommend by Karen McManus, the author behind one of my FAVORITE books of 2017. Therefore, it's no surprise I eagerly devoured The Truth Beneath the Lies as soon as it arrived on my iPad. The Result? The Truth Beneath the Lies is adventurous,...

    Here's a 2017 debut that will keep you guessing until the very end! Using dual POVs, Searcy creates a suspenseful tale featuring Betsy, who's haunted by a troubling past, and Kayla, who's determined not to repeat her mother's mistakes and leave the housing project where she lives behin...

    Holy wow. I can't remember the last time I read a book that suspenseful. The Truth Beneath the Lies is brilliant. I'm still shaking from all the feels. The writing is so full of raw emotion, and the story stars two incredible female leads. Searcy is a new author not to be missed. ...

    GRADE: A+ 5+ STARS Oh Amanda Searcy, I think I?ve fallen in love with you. You shredded my heart into a million pieces more than once during THE TRUTH BENEATH THE LIES. I even hated you for a chapter or two. But now that I?m finished, I immediately have to reread this masterpie...