Far From True

Far From TrueFar From True (Promise Falls Trilogy, #2) by Linwood Barclay
Published by NAL on March 8th 2016
Pages: 449
ISBN: 0451472705
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Received from NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.

Whew! This is the second book in the Promise Falls series and I enjoyed it very much. I have not read the first book in the series but I am going to add it to my want to read list. For the second book in the series, I found it worked well as a stand alone book for me. There are A LOT of characters in this book. In the beginning I thought “maybe I should take notes” as there were so many people and so many plots and subplots going on. But after a while, I found it easy to follow with the exception of two of the characters names looking similar to me: Duckworth and Duncomb. There are also two investigators working in this book. In the beginning I found this confusing but then I found my stride and it all made sense to me.

Secrets, Secrets, Secrets. Secret lives, secret rooms, secret lovers,secret rendezvous, secret appetites are exposed after a drive in theater movie screen falls on two parked cars killing the occupants. Small towns tend to have BIG secrets and Promise Falls is no exception. The Daughter of one of the victims hires a private investigator to investigate a break in at her deceased father’s home. What is found in the basement is shocking and holds many of the town members secrets. Missing DVD’s are sought and secrets are revealed. Two investigators work at solving the crimes.

There is a cliff hanger at the end that leaves me wanting to find out more. I understand this is how the first book in the series ended as well. My advice to anyone is if this book seems confusing or there are two many characters, just give it time, write down some facts and characters if you need to, but do not give up on this book. This is a very well thought out book. I found the writing to be very engaging and intelligent. I really love books that I can’t figure out all the way. This book kept me guessing and I still don’t know what is going to be revealed next.

I will definitely read the first book in this series as soon as possible and I will also be reading the next in this series.

four-stars