Where the Truth Lies
I didn't like some of the characters, the first one being Emily. She's just naive and stupid and clueless. Another character I dislike is Stephani. She is pushy and bossy and irritating and just plain weird. I didn't get how Emily could be best friends with Stephani but at the same time dislike her and dislik...more
That's what Where the Truth Lies was for me. Really intrigu...more
Emily and her friends (Grace, Steph, and Franny) have a very weird relationship. They kept wanting to cuddle with each other in bed and if one of them misses the "cuddlepalooza" then they have to have another one to include a...more
There is so much going on, so many secrets, so many complex characters and some twists and turns along the way.
Emily is the headmaster's daughter at a boarding school. She suffers from violent nightmares that seem to have no explanation. She has friends that she has had for years and then the "bad boy" comes to the school mid term. We all know the appeal of the bad boy and for emily if is no different. As she becomes involved with damaged Del, her relationship...more
The one thing I cannot stand with both books, is the protagonists. I won't delve into Breathless, since this review is for Where the Truth Lies, but I will say they both made terrible and unforgivable decisions.
Emily, the main character of this book, began out okay, I had no problem with her. But...more
We read about Emily’s story, she lives a rather sheltered life but suffers from nightmares no on...more
I've read many reviews on how people have said that the book doesn't go in...more
Sometimes I felt like the teen life was spot on... then other times I just felt like the author was just trying too hard. The very laid back...more
From the blurb on the inside flap and the excerpt on the back cover I expected this book to be about nightmares and romance but those were more like little anecdotes compared to the real story which I found predictable and annoying.
Jessica Warman's new novel "Where the Truth Lies" follows the same lengthy time duration as her previous one "Breathless" but is no where near the quality. The story follows Emily Meckler, a junior at a posh boarding school, Stonybrook, where her father is the headma...more
Let me start by specifying w...more
First of all, I didn't exactly like the characters. In the first place, Emily made a lot of stupid choices, and basically managed to screw up her previously perfect life. I had a bad feeling about Del from the start (especially considering how fast their relationship began), and though he wasn't the best morally, he was a very interesting character. The fact that E...more
Warman's writing is extremely beautiful and emotional. She really can capture someone's attention in just a snap. I was impressed with her writing from the very beginning and did not stop reading it until the very end.
The plot was very intense and suspenseful. War...more
Where the Truth Lies starts of at the beginning of Emily Meckler's junior year of high school. Emily has always been the good girl. She has three best friends, a picture perfect family life with two parents (something most of her friends don't have), and the right to a boarding school...more
It fell short though, of being a very good one. The main storyline started out well, but it seemed like the author got in over her head. Her various plot-lines seemed over c...more
There are just so many events that happen in this book that it's hard to believe there are only 308 pages.
Can i just say that Jessica Warman did a spectacular job of intertwining all of the lies that occur. They all wrap up into each other, and it makes the book worth reading. At first i guessed that Emily was adopted but then we learned her real father died in a fire. Then, later on, we learned that he...more
I really enjoyed this book. It was a great read. I really liked the character of Emily, because her dad runs the private school she goes to she is expected to be the good girl, but when Del Sugar comes along, Emily is anything but good. Her father forbids her to hang out with him, but she does anyways, sneaking off with him at all hours of the night by crawling out h...more
Where The Truth Lies was a novel about friendship, family and detrimental secrets. These underlying lies had the capacity to spin an individual's life into a web of uncertainty and distrust. In presenting this concept, Jessica introduced a sequenced plot with nail-biting anticipation. Another well-executed aspect was the evolvement of main and secondary characters. The combination of personality qualities and flaws eased my character connection. Emily, daughter of her school's hea...more
You get pulled into Emily's perfect (yet not) life very easily and you can't put the book d...more
Emily is a good girl. Her father is the headmaster of her swanky Connecticut boarding school, and she has a pretty good life. It's not perfect - she could do without the night terrors or burning to death in a fire or drowning in the rain - but about as close as you can get. When a new boy is admitted to Stonybrook, Emily is naturally curious. The school has a long waiting list, and no one has ever been admitted after the beginning of...more
The story slowly reveals more and more about Emily’s perceived idyllic life as the daughter of a prep school headmaster. She’s grown up on the campus and now lives in the...more