Where the Truth Lies

Where the Truth Lies

by Jessica Warman

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Overview

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. 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, a journey that will lead her to question everything she thought she knew.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802722928
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jessica Warman is also the author of Walker's Breathless and upcoming novel Between. She has an MA in creative writing and is a marathon runner and a mother of two young girls.

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Where the Truth Lies 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Deb Gardner More than 1 year ago
Because of the reviews on this book, i no longer have a need to read this book that looks absolutely amazimg. Soo... THANKS!!! (Sarcasm)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, so I want too read this but people keep putting reviews that tell too much. It sucks when I don't even have to read the book, I can just read the reviews. I'd appreciate it if people can not tell so much. Thanks.
Cheryl2010 More than 1 year ago
A touching story covering the issues that teens deal with, whether in a boarding school or not. Also issues that span decades...some things never change. Emily is unique but could also be any teenage girl in any school. Very easily identifiable. Loved the book!
Nicole Shaw More than 1 year ago
It was creepy how they always wanted to cuddle.
CiciBear26 More than 1 year ago
Where do I start? So much about this book made me angry and literally sigh in frustration. I can't even remember what about this book's description drew me into it enough to put it on my 'To Read' list in the first place. For starters, in the first part of the book (there are three) Emily meets Del--knows nothing about him!--and their first kiss is literally on page 60. Stupid, right? If you're like me, you believe in character development before anything changes. And really, readers learn little, if anything, about Del. Second thing: Emily gets herself pregnant by page 112. That's just stupid, in my opinion. Thus begins Part Two, which is just completely stupid and will probably make you want to slam your head into the wall, like it did me. Emily is so naive that she doesn't see signs of Del's drug use, they have protection-less sex, and she's just one of the most clueless characters I've ever been introduced to in a book. She was like...stupid beyond stupid. The entire 'summer' in the book spans one chapter. And in this summer, Emily "hides" her kid, gives birth to it, and puts it up for adoption. Yea, like someone's parents are going to let their daughter run off to New York with a girl who is, in my opinion, shady, and not even notice she's pregnant? How freaking unrealistic is that? Another thing, what was with the cuddling? Emily and her roommates are always cuddling, which is really weird. Okay, it's normal to cuddle with someone you're dating, but a roommate or best friend? Really sick, if you ask me. I also had a hard time figuring out why in the world Stephanie (Emily's BFF) was so...obsessed with her twin brother. It actually sickened me how weird this character was. The whole book made me want to...I don't know, rip it in half? And the only reason I really finished it, was so I could write a review that told what happened. So, obviously, I'm not suggesting this book to anyone. I have never read any of the author's other books, and really, I don't think I ever will. (Sorry for the hateful review...but if anything, I always speak my mind.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money. Listen to the reviews that tell you this is the worst book you could ever spend your money or time on.
thehidingspot on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lately I've been reading a lot of books that are good, but not great. All that changed with WHERE THE TRUTH LIES. Jessica Warman had me totally and completely engrossed in Emily's story. I even spent dinner explaining to a patient friend what was happening in Emily's life - how compelling, yet shady I found the curiously named Del Sugar, my hypotheses about the secrets the various characters were hiding, and my fears regarding how the novel would end. I was, in short, consumed.Poor Emily... she just can't get a break. There were very few times when I could confidently say that I knew what was going to happen next... and half of those times I still wasn't right. The more I read, the less I'm surprised by novels. That is, I feel that I've become more adept at noticing small details and interpreting foreshadowing, which means that I usually have a basic idea of how the novel will end. With WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, I honestly thought I knew where the clues were leading, but I hadn't even started to imagine all the lies and twists that were so intricately knotted around Emily and her past.It almost seems like it'd be easy to judge Emily... for the reader to shake her head and think sadly, she was warned. But I felt as though I was there with Emily... and I was thinking, right along with her, but.... But they don't know him. But they don't know me. They just don't know. I know. And I understood her choices... her fears. Life is not simple and that fact is abundantly clear as Emily's story progresses.Relationships are an important part of this novel. What makes a family? A best friend? A boyfriend? A true love? A mother? Yet none of these ideas are defined. Instead they are given a vague sort of shape, that can shift to fit to even the most unexpected individual... or the person you should have expected all along.WHERE THE TRUTH LIES is a companion novel, but it isn't necessary to have read BREATHLESS before delving into this story. But I can assure you that you will want to have both novels on hand. You won't want to leave behind Warman's gorgeous writing... and, regardless, her characters will refuse to let you go.
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Its a romance story with down to earth facts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this book the minute i started reading it. I recomend reading lauren warman's other books too!!!
WishStealer More than 1 year ago
I'm just going to start this review off with one simple sentence--DON'T READ THIS BOOK!!! I'm pretty sure CiciBear meant to give 1 star instead of 5, but whatever. Anyways, I completely agree with that reviewer. The book is so ridiculously stupid. The main character is so dumb, and turns away from everyone she loves just for a boy she barely knows. She has sex without protection (stupid) and how could she NOT know Del is on drugs when he REEKS of it? Part 2 is stupid, where she hides all the time with her friend over the summer and gives birth. Then part 3 where she pretends to love her former best friend's twin. Their love seems so fake, and of course Del comes back afterwards. I can't even explain how much I hated this book. If i could give zero stars, I would. DON'T READ THIS BOOK.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
WHERE THE TRUTH LIES - now that is the ultimate question that Emily Meckler will have to face by the end of the novel. From everyone else's perspective, Emily has the perfect life. She attends Stonybrook Academy, a prep school where her father is the headmaster. Unlike the other kids at the school, Emily has her parents right there when she needs them. Mandatory Sunday night dinners with her parents, but otherwise, the rest of the time she can be in her dorm with her friends. Emily shares the quad with her three best friends. They share two connected bedrooms. Life goes on as always until she meets the new boy, Del Sugar. It's unheard of for a new student to start mid term, but Del does. She learns from her father that he allowed Del in as a favor to an old friend. Almost immediately, Del starts to seek Emily out. The two become inseparable - and that's when life really becomes interesting for Emily. Emily's dad forbids her to see him anymore, alerting her that Del has issues of his own. But that is a sure-fire way to ensure that Emily sneaks around anyway. Soon, Emily finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, and Del gone. From this point in the novel, secrets and mysteries start to be revealed to the reader. The novel is divided into three distinct parts. It's not until the third part that the intensity really kicks in. Sadly, Emily's reactions and subsequent decisions surrounding her pregnancy almost play out as a side note to the story. I don't want to spoil anything, so I apologize for being vague. It isn't until Emily returns after a summer break that she starts to seriously delve into the truths that she's trying to uncover. Everything Emily has built her life around may be a lie. Only she can determine if it's something she can overcome, or has Del planted seeds of doubt that will destroy everything she knows and loves? This is the second novel I've read by Ms. Warman now, and it surely won't be the last. Her writing style is fluid and captivating from the very first page.
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Sierra Stephens More than 1 year ago
this was one of the best books ive ever read!!!!. ...u should definetly read Breathless by the same author 1st
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