This Much is True
Truth in Lies series # 1
August 12, 2013
I read this book in the last months of 2013, and I’ve waited this long to write a review about it simply because I had no words to describe how powerful this book really was and still is.
This Mush is True is a saga, simply put. It is story about death and life, about the struggles of teenagers living with overachieving parents, and ultimately about love and sacrifice. I loved this story so very much; it was long…very long. Not long in terms of pages, but long in terms of the emotional angst that Owen pulls out of you when turning page after page.
This Much is True is the story of a young ballerina; Tally Landon who finds unexpected love in a college baseball player named Lincoln Presley at a college party. What happens the night of the party changes everyone’s life forever.
This Much is True is full of tragedy and turmoil, and just when you think it can’t get any worse? But Katherine Owen tells this story in such a way to make you keep reading even after you put the book down after a scene, angry at her for doing something awful to a character, vowing not to pick up the book again. But you know you have to continue reading to see what happens, to find out if Tally and Lincoln can really have a happy ending after all.
This book was emotionally draining, but even after reading the very last page, I wanted to read more. Katherine Owen captured my soul in this first book in the Truth in Lies series and I absolutely cannot wait to read the second book which is yet to be named.