The Truth Beneath the Lies | Penguin Random House Canada

The Truth Beneath the Lies

Publisher: Delacorte Press
“A smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable thriller that will keep readers turning pages until every last lie is revealed.”—Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying


For fans of The Darkest Corners and Pretty Little Liars, Amanda Searcy’s debut novel will have readers both disturbed and entranced by one girl’s present-day horrors and another’s haunting past.

 
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 Limits Food. Run to a better, cleaner, safer life. Every day is one day closer to leaving.
 
Fight.
All Betsy Hopewell wants to do is survive. Survive the burner phone hidden under her bed. Survive her new rules. Survive a new school with new classmates. Survive being watched. Every minute grants her another moment of life.
 
When fate brings Kayla and Betsy together, only one girl will survive.

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chapter 1

 

 

Betsy

 

 

 

I can’t see it, but I know it’s there.

 

Always.

 

Beat. Beat. Flash.

 

Beat. Beat. Flash.

 

One persistent pulse of the red message light for every...

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PRAISE FOR

“A smart, suspenseful, and unpredictable thriller that will keep readers turning pages until every last lie is revealed.”—Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying


"An intricately plotted thriller that's both gritty and engrossing." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


"Told in dual POV with unreliable narrators and red herrings, this thrilling, fast-paced, and complex story will leave the reader questioning the truth until the very end."—Booklist