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The Truth Trap

4.65 of 5 stars 4.65  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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
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.

Thank you Miller for w
Paul Jacques
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.
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.
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.
It will rip your heart out. I think it's out of print, which is a shame.
A very sad story at the beginning.
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