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The Truth Trap (Matt McKendrick)

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Alone in a city full of strangers and accused of the murder of his beloved small sister, fifteen-year-old Matt McKendrick struggles to survive her loss and prove his innocence to the two police detectives assigned to the case. One of them believes him; the other, convinced he is guilty, is determined to make Matt confess and pay....
Published May 15th 2003 by iUniverse (first published February 12th 1984)
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N.R. Tupper
Aug 28, 2014 N.R. Tupper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book when I was 9 or 10. It absolutely shattered me. I stole my copy from the library and just never took it back. To this day (some twenty years later), I have this book sitting on my shelf. I have never read it again and maybe never will but it truly shattered me and I feel like I can remember every single detail with startling clarity (a rarity for me). This book will remain on my shelf until I don't have shelves to keep it on. :) It is a vital memory for me.

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Jul 31, 2013 Autumn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get this book straight from the author when she visited my San Diego Middle School back in the 80's. A signed copy long lost but never forgotten.

The book, although out of my usual genre, gripped me from beginning to end and when it's two follow up novels came out I jumped on them.

I still have an original copy of the second on in first edition. They are out of print but still books I remember well.
Stephanie A.
Jan 08, 2013 Stephanie A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I loved the overall tone - as I recall, though it's been a few years, the writing was mature without being gross. My heart broke for the main character, and I hung on to every page wondering how would all be resolved.
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Aug 25, 2014 Paul Jacques rated it it was amazing
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This series was my absolute favorite as a teenager. I read them serial times then. I have even read them a couple of times as an adult. They are a must read.
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Jan 10, 2015 Emilia Torres rated it it was amazing
I love it and currently reading the last book in this series regarding Matt.
Jun 21, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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It will rip your heart out. I think it's out of print, which is a shame.
Mar 12, 2012 Amarli rated it it was amazing
A very sad story at the beginning.
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