11 probably doesn’t need a babysitter anymore, can’t be left alone because she has terrifying nightmares that don’t seem to jibe with the vague story Sherri has floated about the “bad divorce” she left behind in Ohio. Rebecca Coleman has been spending a lot of time with Sherri, it’s true, but she’s also been spending time with someone else she doesn’t want the Mom Squad to know about just yet.
Lie: Rebecca Coleman doesn’t have a new man in her life, and definitely not someone connected to the Mom Squad. Alexa is not seeing anyone new herself and is planning on shutting down her YouTube channel in advance of attending college in the fall. Sherri Griffin’s real name is Sherri Griffin, and a bad divorce is all she’s running from.
A blend of propulsive thriller and gorgeous summer read, Two Truths and a Lie reminds us that happiness isn’t always a day at the beach, some secrets aren’t meant to be shared, and the most precious things are the people we love.
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Release Date: June 16, 2020
Actual Rating: 4 stars
Women’s Fiction | Domestic Drama/Suspense
Two Truths and a Lie is the perfect summer read! This book reminded me of other novels written by some of my favorite authors like Liane Moriarty, Sarah Pekkanen, and Elin Hilderbrand, all mixed together! What a pure delight! I’ve been looking for authors who are similar to all three of these writers and have FINALLY found one in Meg Mitchell Moore. I hope she writes more books like this because you can be sure that I’ll read every single one of them!
This one reminded me of Big Little Lies and The Husbands secret. The story revolves around one secret that isn’t revealed until the end of the novel. Sure, there are breadcrumbs and small hints and teases throughout the book which are told though 3 points of views, but you never really know WHAT this secret is or WHO it’s affecting until the very end. It keeps you on your toes and holds your attention from beginning to end.
Now, while I love the way the book is written and how it’s reminiscent of some of my favorite authors, I did find the plot twist to be very underwhelming. I was SURE the twist was going to go one way, but nothing materialized from it (I can’t say what because it would spoil the entire book). Instead, it went in a completely different direction and LITERALLY came out of nowhere. I love the unexpected in books like these, but this was so unexpected that it turned me off. Not all books need shocking and unexpected plot twists and this book would have been much better had it gone another way.
Other than this, I absolutely loved this one! I love the way it’s told in dual point of views, I loved the mom squad gossip (even though they got on my nerves) and I loved the setting! I live two towns away from Newburyport in MA and many of the places within this book are places I know and have been to. It’s kind of like the story was taking place in my backyard which I found really cool!
If you’re looking for a shocking summer read look no further! This book should not only be on your TBR this summer but in your beach bag! Be prepared for juicy gossip, dark secrets, and intrigue!
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