Release Date: September 28, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
On the surface, Emily Meckler leads the perfect life. She has three best friends, two loving parents, and the ideal setup at the Connecticut prep scho …more On the surface, Emily Meckler leads the perfect life. She has three best friends, two loving parents, and the ideal setup at the Connecticut prep school where her father is the headmaster. But Emily also suffers from devastating nightmares about fire and water, and nobody knows why. Then the enigmatic Del Sugar enters her life, and Emily is immediately swept away—but her passionate relationship with Del is just the first of many things that aren’t quite what they seem in Emily’s life. As the lies she’s been told start to unravel, Emily must set out to discover the truth regarding her nightmare; on a journey that will lead her to question everything she thought she knew about love, family, and her own idyllic past.
This companion novel to Warman’s critically acclaimed Breathless proves that sometimes the biggest lies are told to the people you love the most.
I admit what first drew me to Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman was the pretty pretty cover. Then I had to know why this girl was in a field wearing a pretty dress and tights. So, I read it! And I was very happy with the outcome of my blatant cover judging.
Where the Truth Lies is filled with fun and funky characters. Every person in this book was interesting. From the Diggers to Emily, the main character. Emily was a great main character. Her group of friends were very intriguing and different. I would actually love to read more about them.
The plot is full of suspense and will keep you guessing until the very end. The mysteries slowly unravel themselves in a way that will make you turn pages.
I really liked Jessica Warman’s writing style. It’s a little unconventional and fun. Overall, this was a good read and I will definitely be picking up Breathless.
Want to find out a little more about Jessica? Well, here you go:
Can you tell us a little about Where the Truth Lies?
Sure! Where the Truth Lies is about Emily Meckler, who has a pretty carefree life at a Connecticut boarding school, where her father is the headmaster. The only real issue in her life is her nightmares; she constantly dreams about fire and water, and she doesn’t understand why. Then a boy named Del Sugar arrives at her school and immediately turns his attention to Emily. As Del and Emily’s relationship deepens, Emily starts to uncover the secrets surrounding her past, and her life begins to unravel in ways that she never could have imagined.
Were any of your characters inspired by someone in real life?
Did you have a writing soundtrack? If so, what was on it?
To be honest, I tend to need complete silence when I write. My life is pretty chaotic when I’m not working; I have two young children, a dog, and a husband, so things in my household get very noisy! When I’m writing, I close the door to my office and shut out the entire world for hours at a time. It’s incredibly peaceful and cathartic, almost like meditation.
If you could have dinner with any 3 authors(dead or alive) who would they be?
That’s a great question! Let me think… definitely David Foster Wallace, who is my favorite writer of all time. I’d also choose JD Salinger and Joyce Carol Oates.
Which book or books made you fall in love with reading when you were young. What book has made you fall in love with it all over again recently?
When I was a teenager, I absolutely loved Catcher in the Rye. I’ve probably read it fifty times. I make time to re-read it every single year. It’s an amazing book. But recently I’ve become absolutely obsessed with the writing of David Foster Wallace. His novel, Infinite Jest, is my favorite book of all time. It’s over a thousand pages long, and it took me a good year to read it cover-to-cover. I have notebooks filled with notes and thoughts about that book. I’m in the process of re-reading it, and every single time I pick it up, I’m reminded all over again of the incredible power that great writing can have. I doubt any book will ever top it in my lifetime.
What’s next for you?
I have a thriller/murder mystery coming out next year, called Between. It was such a joy to write this book, and I cannot wait to see how readers respond to the story. Beyond that, I’m currently working on my fourth novel, which will be released in 2012.
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