Ashleys’ CBR III Review #122: Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman

CBR III Review #122: Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman

I’m amazed by how this novel is so different from Between.  It’s not a bad thing.  I also really loved this novel, but comparing the two novels it’s almost like comparing apples to oranges.  There is a mystery to be solved, but it takes a back seats to the heart ache of first loves, best friends, and growing up too quickly.


Emily Meckler is a happy high school prep student.  She shares a dorm with her three best friends and her father is headmaster, which means unlike the other students her family is only a few yards away.  The only complaint that she has in life is that she often has terrifying nightmares about fire and water.  The nightmares are so debilitating that she finds trouble keeping up with the rigorous study schedule.  As the story progresses she starts to find out small bits to the truth about the origin of her nightmares and her life is turned upside down.  While Emily is investigating her past she starts a hot and heavy romance with new student Del.  A relationship that her father forbids her to continue.

I loved Where the Truth Lies.  It’s a great coming of age story that explores first and second love and the complications that arise between best friends (especially females).

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Childrens (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802720781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802720788
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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