Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez.
The Truth About Lies is now live and part of KindleUnlimited!
The second title in the duet, The Truth About Us, will be releasing on September 13th!
You can pre-order it from Amazon now.
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The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet, #1)
Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.
Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.
Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.
Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.
Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.
Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.
But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.
It’s official. I can expect to be no less than riveted by an Aly Martinez book. Everything I’ve read by her is absolutely amazing, captivating, and emotionally gripping. I simply can’t put her books down. Each book clearly takes on a life of its own — they’re not cookie cutter versions of the same vibe, and I dig that.
I was fully hooked on this story from the beginning — and what a tragic and heart-shredding opener it was...
The situation our main characters are in is unlike anything I’ve read before, and the plot was very hard to guess what might happen next. So many things could happen, but it was deliciously unpredictable. The danger, the painful pasts, the desperation, the secrets...
I’m not one to give you a synopsis or dissect the character development, but let me tell you that these characters will not be easily forgotten. I need to know where their lives might take them going forward in book 2 and can’t wait for my friends to read this book so I can chat it out with them!!
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Aly Martinez's writing is always pure F-ing magic.
The Truth About Lies is not where most people picture their minds going. From the start, this books takes on a life that no one wants. The "dregs" of society" are thought of more than these people. But this story is powerful and it will be absolutely impossible not to fall under the spell of Cora.
Her life is dismal. Her living situation worse. Her expectations are severely limited. In short, if Cora isn't doing it for herself, clearly no one else will. So Cora doesn't. Too many people depend on this extraordinary woman for her to worry about herself. Too many times she has been beaten down both figuratively and literally. Cora just needs to keep everyone safe...or as safe as you can in their situation.
Enter two strangers. Two good looking guys...working...here.
Not suspicious at all! (That was dripping with sarcasm if you missed it)
But these two guys turn out to be nothing like Cora expected...and that is the biggest problem. HOPE.
That bitch, hope, can slice you down until only a speck of your dreams is remaining. The speck can be fostered and grow in the dark. But once you cling to it, you ruin the ability to be realistic. Cora learns once again that hope is beautiful and terrifying- right before it destroys her.
I would be so mad at Aly Martinez if I hadn't already experienced her need to drive her readers insane with her cliffhangers. Out for blood kind of mad...However, I have learned this master magician likes to let us stew in our own roiling emotions before handing us our reprieve. So I tip my hat to you again, Ms. Martinez. I am riled up. I have tears building in my eyes. And the worst part is- I'm not sure whether I'm ecstatic or mad at you. I freaking loved The Truth About Lies and am dying to know The Truth About US.
Whether or not you agree with the setting for the book, you cannot argue with the genuine affections that you get for the majority of these people. Its heartwarming and eye-opening. I hope that some people learn to be less judgmental after reading this incredible book. Most of all though, I have learned I want Aly Martinez to tell me stories around a campfire on a daily basis. I'm looking into buying a camp and stealing her for my master plan. (I will keep you all updated on the process)
To all the people slowing backing away from this review after that comment, you can turn around- I won't hurt you. Its safer if you watch where you are walking. To the hardcore readers, that are nodding about Camp Aly and considering the merits, read The Truth About Lies. Tell me you don't want unfettered access to her stories!?!
Camp Aly aside, this book will have you traveling at a pace your heart and mind are praying to catch up with. You will try to process everything. Try. But I guarantee even the most detail-oriented are going to miss some of the most mind-blowing details, or it wouldn't be Aly Martinez.
I can't freaking wait for The Truth About Us.
reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Never ever has a book wrecked me so much in the first chapter. I was a total mess! Did it put me off? No way... I had to read more.
I loved this book because it intrigued me and for a reader that's good. The whole book I was engaged in the story and with the characters. I thought I had it sussed but then the author threw a grenade in the story and it took on a whole new dimension.
Cora and Penn's story blew me away, it's a raw gritty story but the characterisation was amazing some of the best I've read actually. With side characters who are just as intriguing and necessary for the story, I didn't want the book to end.
This author has written some amazing duets and this first book is right there with them. Roll on book two.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2)
Coming September 13
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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children. Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person. She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.