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This review is from: Truth: Book 2 of the Consequences Series (Kindle Edition)
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Expected the unexpected; this is the true message behind the Consequences series. Following on from book one, the twists and turns of Claire Nichol's life continues in Truth. It will be hard to summarise the plot as it would be spoiler city. So therefore without mentioning major points I will say this book had me angry, confused, worried and dare I say bored at points? It is no way a light fluffy read, but if you are wanting to push your reading parameters and enjoy something different from the 'norm' then you must stop and try this book.
Claire Nichol's is trying to claim her old life back, she is trying to assert her own independence but once you get into bed with Anthony Rawlings (figuratively and literally) there is no such thing as independence. There were times when I wanted to give Claire a right good shake (that's putting it politely) and there were plenty of times I wanted to place Mr. Rawlings 'baubles' in a blender. Yes I was that annoyed by some/most of their actions! I would think to myself well if a book could illicit these feelings from you that is a good sign right? Maybe so, it definitely kept me on my toes that is for sure!
I think for me, it was the flow of the book and the pace that inhibited me to enjoy the story in full. Although it may not be evident, I do enjoy reading great crime novels; Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson are among my favourites, so perhaps I expected this book to be a cross between a great thriller and an all encompassing romance, I knew there were revelations and surprises to come but it took so long to get there that by the time the secrets were exposed it was anticlimactic for me. I felt it lost some of the momentum, I think I would have enjoyed this story better if it was shorter and main points were reached quicker with less 'fillers' 480 pages is A LOT of book!
I do commend Aleatha Romig for her story telling; the plot, characters and connections were intricate and truly you could trust no one. For readers looking for a brain twister, this book is for you. The writing is very descriptive and detailed. You do get a rich picture of each character and their surroundings. Even though I lost track of some tertiary characters at times, the story was clever and in the end it is evident Claire and Tony's journey is very far from over.
I was left feeling very confused in the end, not by the events-as the real manipulators were showing their true colours but I was in fact left confused with my feelings towards Claire and Tony and I believe that was perhaps Ms. Romig's goal. For a girl I wished to be stronger, I felt relieved for Claire and for a man that I despised with a passion I was left feeling sorry for him?? I'm still not sure about that last one but yes morbid curiosity no doubt ensures I will pick up the last book to find out how their story ends.
I think a story as well weaved as Truth has place on the silver screen . It would make a great movie and I would be able to keep track of the characters far better. ;)
If you are looking for a book that will keep you guessing, turn everything you thought you knew on it's head and leave you with more open questions at the end then you need to start this series now! ~Ava