Truth and Other Lies by Maggie Smith

Truth and Other Lies
.ePUB, 260 pages
Expected Publication: 08 Mar 2022
By: Ten16 Press

About The Book:
Three women's careers hang in the balance: a famous journalist, a fledgling politician, and the young reporter with ties to each who must navigate the tricky terrain between secrets and lies. Megan Barnes' life is in free fall. After losing both her job as a reporter and her boyfriend in the same day, she retreats to Chicago and moves in with Helen, her over-protective mother. Before long, the two are clashing over everything from pro-choice to #MeToo, not to mention Helen's run for US Congress which puts Megan's career on hold until after the election. Desperate to reboot her life, Megan gets her chance when an altercation at a campus rally brings her face to face with Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Jocelyn Jones, who offers her a job on her PR team. Before long, Megan is pulled into the heady world of fame and glamour her charismatic new mentor represents. Until an anonymous tweet brings it all crashing down. To salvage Jocelyn's reputation, Megan must locate the online troll and expose the lies. But when the trail leads to blackmail, and circles back to her own mother, Megan realizes if she pulls any harder on this thread, what should have been the scoop of her career could unravel into a tabloid nightmare.

My Review:
This was okay for a new author whodunnit. I especially liked the fact that I didn't figure out the who or why. BUT...I found myself with one hundred pages left and I was still waiting for something exciting to happen. I did like that book took on heavy topics like a woman's right to choose and "fake news" etc. I also liked the mother daughter relationship angle, they were complete polar opposites. But the bottom line is the book was lackluster in its storytelling. It's really too bad because I liked premise, unfortunately the execution fell flat.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Maggie Smith and Ten16 Press for the giving of the ARC.

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