Book Review Of “The Truth We Bury” By Barbara Taylor Sissel @amazonpub @LUauthors
On the outside, Lily Isley’s life seems perfect: a wealthy husband, a ritzy gated community in Dallas, and a handsome son, AJ—a decorated marine about to be married to his love, Shea. But when a bridesmaid is murdered in AJ’s apartment and he can’t be found, Lily’s world collapses and a long-held family secret is at risk of exposure.
Dru Gallagher’s life took a different course. After her ex-husband, suffering from post-traumatic stress, threatened her and her daughter, Shea, with a shotgun, Dru was forced to leave her marriage and forge ahead as a working-class single mom. Now, the anger she sees in war veteran AJ’s eyes is heartbreakingly familiar—and makes Dru deeply afraid for her daughter’s safety…especially after Shea’s best friend and maid of honor is found dead.
With a killer on the loose and time running out, Lily and Dru, two very different women, unite in a single goal: to save their precious children from scandal, even from death. But will the mothers’ protection be enough, or will the fateful secret they expose—and the truth it reveals—destroy every hope of love? (From Goodreads)
I Give this book a Four out of Five Stars.
Thank you to Ashley and Amazon Publishing for sending me an E-Book of “The Truth We Bury” for free, in exchange of an honest review.
I liked this book, a lot. Having a lot of experience dealing with loved ones suffering from PTSD after being deployed to war zones, I totally understood the character of AJ, and related to Shea, as the woman who loves him. For that reason alone, I loved this book. I felt like the writing was very smooth and fluid, and I breezed through this book. I also liked that there was a lot of back stories to the characters, and they were spaced well through the book. I liked learning the history of each character as I made my way through the book.
I did predict the who, but did not predict the why, and that was really great, as it still left something for me to figure out, And to enjoy getting to the big reveal. I was left asking myself, what could truly make a person snap, is there a certain insanity already lingering in a person that’s triggered, before they commit an unthinkable crime? What do you guys think?
I think I am going to read ” Fault Lines” next as there was a mention to the story of that book, in this one, and it has my interest piqued.