Review: The Truth About Lies by Aly Martinez

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.


I’ve been sitting here for quite some time now, thinking about the extremely heart-pounding story I’ve just finished by Aly Martinez. Actually, it’s not finished yet, because there’s still part 2 of the story, and some how, I am having a difficult time with my emotions right now. Aly Martinez has made me cry again, an ugly-kind of cry that rips my heart. How could you do this to me, Aly?

Right from the start (prologue), I kept my eyes wide awake and had to whisper comforting words to myself, to make sure that I can proceed with the whole story of Penn’s and Cora’s. It was hard. How do you compose yourself when at the very beginning, you see a man getting tormented inside while witnessing his wife getting killed from afar? HOW? And how can you keep your hopes up for a woman who’s been hiding something or someone under her wing so that the vultures won’t get to her and destroy her?

I couldn’t say more nor go on about this, because the truth is, The Truth About Lies is a heartbreakingly gut-wrenching story that’s not for the faint of heart. I swear, I could only lie on my bed and mentally curse the people around Penn and Cora. They really get into my nerves and there’s nothing I could do about it except continue reading. And there’s a whole lot of twist that left my mouth hanging. I had to breathe in and breathe out. One in, one out. I was flabbergasted at the turn of events that I nearly screamed my heart out when I came to the last chapter. Oh My God… Penn!!!  I was floored!

That’s how invested I was in this book. That’s how I wish I have my hands on the next book. That’s how bad I feel about Penn right now.

Again, Aly Martinez, how could you do this to me?



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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.




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