REVIEW: Half Truths by Claire Contreras
You’ve heard of these groups – the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries – I’m the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I’m fresh meat. New blood. New money, too.
They think they’ll elbow past me, that I’m here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they’ll find out soon enough that I’m not.
I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I’m not. I’m here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs.
I transferred here in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn’t here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn’t here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to go through him. He’s saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead.
It’s a game I’m willing to play.
I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I’ll be the first to make it out intact.
Claire Contreras is an author who's writing I always instantly connect with, the minute she starts talking about a new book I'm sitting on the sideline counting down the minutes till it releases.
Half Truths captured my attention with the blurb, and held it with the mention of secret society's. I love secrets and I love surprises, so Romantic Suspense is my reading jam and Claire Contreras knows how to write these types of stories in a way that has you questioning everything around you.
The main characters in Half Truths are Amelia (Mae) and Logan who have an instant dislike to each other when they first meet. There relationship was the epitome of the slow burn, there instant attraction eventually grows into something so much more that was an extra layer to the overarching plot of Half Truths.
Half Truths was unpredictable and unputdownable, I was instantly enthralled from the Prologue. Fantastically written, intriguing and full of twists and turns I never knew what was going to happen next. Half Truths had me on the edge of my seat, biting my fingernails in anticipation for the end reveal and once I got to the last few pages and had answers to my questions my mind was completely blown!
Claire Contreras knows how to grasp your attention and never let it go. The plot was a fast moving beast that kept you engaged and flipping pages to uncover more truths. Half Truths was an enticing read full of intrigue but it wasn't enough! I still have questions that need answers and I definitely need more of Claire Contreras' words!
About The Author: Claire Contreras
Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages. She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she's not writing, she's usually lost in a book.