Title: Where the Truth LiesAuthor: Jessica Warman
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
On the surface, Emily Meckler leads the perfect life. She has three best friends, two loving parents, and the ideal setup at the Connecticut prep school where her father is the headmaster. But Emily also suffers from devastating nightmares about fire and water, and nobody knows why. Then the enigmatic Del Sugar enters her life, and Emily is immediately swept away—but her passionate relationship with Del is just the first of many things that aren't quite what they seem in Emily's life. As the lies she's been told start to unravel, Emily must set out to discover the truth regarding her nightmare; on a journey that will lead her to question everything she thought she knew about love, family, and her own idyllic past.
This companion novel to Warman's critically acclaimed Breathless proves that sometimes the biggest lies are told to the people you love the most.
Emotionally evoking, Where The Truth Lies brings you in a world of secrets and a whirlwind of relationships, friendships, and family. The story was very realistic with all the characters and the problems they encountered all throughout.
Warman's writing is extremely beautiful and emotional. She really can capture someone's attention in just a snap. I was impressed with her writing from the very beginning and did not stop reading it until the very end.
The plot was very intense and suspenseful. Warman weaves the story in a way that she keeps the readers devouring the novel until the finish until all the secrets start to piece up. Your with so much anticipation because she adds in so many twists into Emily's life.
Emily was a very likable character. She has a great personality and attitude. Her friends and family was always there. To everyone, she was always known to be the good girl. Her life was very realistic and simple, just until Del comes in to her life. Del Sugar, 'Del', had a very 'hidden' personality and was very mysterious and a bit dark. I was always curious about some things about Del… and I don't know why. He just has that weird feeling, to me… I guess he's different from the rest. Renee was also very adorable and her funniness was a great extra sparkle to the story.
The relationships in this novel were very interesting. Del and Emily had a very affectionate relationship… Although, I wonder how it'd turn out if they were a bit more amorous towards each other. This played a big part in the story, but, was still balanced at the same time.
This is my first book that i've read from Warman and I'm very impressed. I wasn't too sure what I was getting my self into at first, but now, I know that Warman is an author to watch. A fantastic novel!