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From the author of The Islanders comes a warm, witty and suspenseful novel filled with small-town secrets, summer romance, big time lies and spiked seltzer, in the vein of Liane Moriarty.

Truth: Sherri Griffin and her daughter, Katie, have recently moved to the idyllic beach town of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Rebecca Coleman, widely acknowledged former leader of the
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 26th 2020 by William Morrow
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    Nilufer Ozmekik
    Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This is something between Moriartys Big Little Lies waltzes with Kimberly Belles Dear Wife and salutes to Flynns Gone Girl and Elin Hilderbrands beach town stories. It is a little big long story with multi POVS and I actually enjoy Rebeccas facing the trauma and Sherris running away from the trauma stories more than Rebeccas daughter Alexas problematic future thoughts, dealing with death of her dad and her unexpected Youtube channel success. And obsessively controlling freak squat parts made me ...more
    Elyse  Walters
    Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
    Mothers...The Squad
    Middle age teens
    Older teens
    Beach town setting
    End of the summer before going back to schools

    Tequila cocktail parties with hired bartenders and DJs, drugs, secrets, lies, surf camp, nature overnight camp, babysitters, fashion and beauty concerns, ice lattes, walks, gossip, one woman was writing a domestic thriller ( nothing amounted to knowing more)....everyone drives an SUV...


    It was a chore to read this book for me.
    I liked Meg Mitchell Moores book called The Admissions,
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    Genevieve Trono
    Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I just finished Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore and it was the perfect brain candy reading! Her books always scream summer vacation to me (I brought the Islanders to Maine last summer and it was just perfect!)

    This one is a beach book with a little mystery tied in which made for a great mix. And it made me so happy to have little glimpses of the Islanders tied in (like the Dinner by Dad blog!) This will be published on 5/26/20 and I can't wait to share more about it then.

    Thank you to
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    Steffany Zimmerman
    Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This is the first book I have read from Meg and cant wait to read more of her books. She had a way of writing that makes you want to root her the characters. Such a great book. ...more
    Natalie
    Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I enjoyed this book but it never rises above a good beach book. I liked the use of multiple voices and the way they were arranged. The author took several compelling themes and got them into this novel. I liked the characters, especially Sherri and Rebecca. But I especially was impressed by the character of Alexa. So nice to see that Moore didnt rely on stereotypes and created a very interesting modern young woman.

    Thank you Netgalley for this very lovely read.
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    Alissa
    Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2020, friendship
    Perfect summer beach read. For fans of liane moriraty
    Erin Stetler
    Feb 14, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Suspenseful novel files with secrets, romance and lies. This is the first i read from Meg and I thought it was very well written. Loved the characters and the story. Can't wait to pick up some more of Megs books.
    Nancy
    Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Im a big fan of books based in a shore community and also of books by Meg Mitchell Moore...so was very happy to read Two Truths and A Lie.

    There are a lot of secrets in Newburyport....and clearly a group of bitchy women (described at one point as: pretty mothers who had sharp serpent tongues). Chapters alternate by focusing on the main characters: Rebecca (a fairly recent widow and her daughters, Alexa and Madison), Alexa (Rebeccas daughter and also a young woman challenging the lines between
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    Heather
    Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: first-reads
    *Disclaimer: I won this book from a Goodreads first-reads giveaway

    This was a perfect beach-read. A perfect book to read after something heavy. It's an easy, fun read that you just don't want to put down.

    Sherri Griffin and her 11-year old daughter Katie arrive in Newburyport, MA from OH after a nasty divorce. They want to start over. They become acquainted with a dozen moms and daughters, all the same age as Katie who basically rule Newburyport, known internally as "the squad." Every member
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    Wendy
    Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I received this Advance Readers Edition from a Goodreads giveaway. I really enjoyed this book which will be a great Summer read for many. The story involves friendships between moms whose children are also friends in a town in New England. New people come to town and everyone wonders about them and if they can be trusted. Friends all have secrets from each other and this book shows no exception to that rule. ...more
    Stephanie
    Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I received an advanced readers copy through a Goodreads giveaway. This is a great summer reading-beach read- type book. Enjoyable characters from different points of view, some light suspense, somewhat predictable, somewhat not. I realized with all the modern references that I dont normally read this type of book, but I liked it. I enjoyed the generational perspectives, imperfect characters, and beach setting. An entertaining read during this time of social distancing. ...more
    Diane Weiss
    Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This was a good read for a rainy weekend! Reminds me a little of Elin Hilderbrand with the setting and the interesting New England characters. Parents of teens and middle schoolers will relate to the main people in the story and although the ending is revealed in the prologue ... you are reeled in while trying to figure out how we got there.
    Kendra
    Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it
    ** Thank you Edelweiss+ and Morrow for the advance copy of this book

    What can I say about Two Truths and a Lie?
    Its a decent little book that could be a fun little beach read... as long as you dont have high expectations. While I did mostly enjoy this novel, I couldnt help but feel it spent too much time building in one direction, only to pull a bait and switch at the last second just for pure shock value. For me, it just fell a little short. 3⭐
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    Marisa
    Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
    It's summer in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and the only thing hotter than the Mom Squad on the beach are the secrets three women are keeping. Rebecca can't come clean about her new love, not when the whole town is still talking about her husbands tragic death. Her daughter Alexa is making enough money via webcam to bypass college. And mousy Sherri holds the most dangerous secret of all. What will happen when everything comes to light?

    This book earns its comparisons to Big Little Lies; the
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    Donna Peake
    Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2020-completed
    Received Free from Goodreads for giving a review.

    Must say this is the best book I have read this year. I like all chapters from the different age groups.
    Will be a fun beach read, you certainly will enjoy it.
    Diane
    Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Very enticing enjoyable book with fully developed characters and suspense.
    Sev
    Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it
    Good
    Cathe Olson
    Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Lots of twists and deciphering of truths and lies in this cleverly written book about mothers and daughters and so-called friends. Very enjoyable!
    Kelly
    Mar 24, 2020 rated it liked it
    Shelves: giveaway-wins
    Good read! I won this from a Good Reads giveaway! Great characters!
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    Meg Mitchell Moore's fifth novel, The Islanders, will be published by William Morrow in June 2019 and is a July Indie Next Pick. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her husband and their three teenaged and almost-teenaged daughters.
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