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The Truth About Night

(The Merci Lanard Files #1)

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As an investigative journalist, Merci Lanard has an uncanny knack for getting the truth out of people, a talent she uses to expose the real story behind her city’s most gruesome crimes.

Until one night, when her partner, Ethan, is killed.

Reeling from shock and grief, Merci vows to track down his murderer. As she starts digging, she meets Ethan’s estranged brother, Rafe, who
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Kindle Edition, 1, 275 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Amazon
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Jenny Schwartz
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
"The Truth About Night" by Amanda Arista has an understated fierceness to it. It's a well-imagined urban fantasy with a journalist heroine in pursuit of the truth. Merci's own story has lots of twists even as the action-mystery rolls on. I really enjoyed this and hope there's a sequel. ...more
Marsha Hubbell
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hooked from the start and couldn’t stop reading. "The Truth About Night" by Amanda Arista is a paranormal thrill ride. Merci Lanard is an impatient investigative reporter with a sharp wit and an uncanny ability to get the truth out of people. It’s served her well. But when her partner and best friend Ethan is murdered and the investigation discloses one dangerous secret after another, Merci has no choice but to trust Ethan’s brother if she has any chance of discovering who killed Ethan and why. ...more
Marylou Condike
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fast, fun and fantastical!

This book is a cross between a Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight paranormal and Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep. Arista’s hyperbolic similes and her thirst for the unnatural pulled me though the story and left a hankering for the next one.
SapphireRose26
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from start to finish. Merci was relatable and entertaining. Rafe was equal parts hot and captivating, and the mystery had a perfect pace that kept me turning pages. Amanda Arista has a gift for writing about hard emotions in a way that connects solidly with my experience of them. I also really appreciate that she didn't throw an unnecessary conflict between Merci and Rafe to drag them apart at the last second like so many authors do with their romantic subplots. A good mystery ...more
Sarah
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Super fun read that I devoured in a few short days. I sped through it because the action and intensity just grows and grows, whether we're following Merci as she chases leads in a story that is very personal or when we're getting swept up with her new and tantalizing romance with Rafe, who is much more than he seems. If you live for urban fantasy, werewolves, and magic, Merci and her new friends are here for you. I can't wait for the continued adventures of this sarcastic, sharp reporter! ...more
Gina
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun read with interesting characters you'll root for. Merci Lanard, for one. Not my usual genre, but I loved Amanda Arista's voice (lots of punchy dialogue and a plot that twists and turns.) I'm looking forward to reading the next in her series! ...more
JoAnne
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Paranormal anything isn't usually my cup of tea, but I really liked Merci and was cheering for her from page one. I liked the hard, no nonsense reporter confronted by the supernatural. Merci herself is relatable and down to earth, and I loved how she dealt with the things she was discovering about herself, her past, and the world itself. I also liked how Arista dealt with the recovery from trauma, all the way down to the tiny details. It wasn't something that just appeared whe ...more
Kayla
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! I can't wait for the next book! ...more
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Great read. Enjoyed the characters.
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