The Truth in Lies By Jeanne McDonald
We are introduced to McKenzie Evans as she goes to her first ultrasound appointment. She is excited about the upcoming birth of her son but she is not with her boyfriend, she is with her best friend Jared. Nate is away a lot with his job which is causing a huge strain in their relationship. When McKenzie miscarries, the distance between them only worsens as family and friends worry over her inability to recover. Resolved to making a change, McKenzie meets Andy, her best friend Olivia’s boyfriend. The instant attraction between them is initially denied. Andy’s unwavering support as she works to break free of her unhappy situation leads first to friendship and, ultimately, more. Misunderstandings, hurt feelings and a heartbreaking story twist challenge the strength of their new found love.
This is part one of the two-part Truth in Lies Saga. I knew it was a cliff-hanger from the start so, at first, I tried to distance myself a little from the characters. I did not want to care too much when their story went unresolved. That quickly became impossible. The story is told in such a powerful, emotional way that I couldn’t help but become immersed in their struggles. Love in its many forms is portrayed – love for parents, for friends, for lovers as well as an unrequited mother’s love. The narrative really told the story and the voices were clear and compelling. Included in this book was a sneak preview of the next installment which is told from Andy’s point of view. I can’t wait for the rest of this story to unfold.