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The Truth About Lies

Narrated by: John Lane, Cynthia Farrell
Series: The Truth Duet, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. 

And I was helpless to save her. 

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories - until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop. 

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine. 

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start. 

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into. 

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her either. 

But that’s the thing about lies - you never know who to believe.

©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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SPECTACULAR.. EPIC.. TRAGIC.. BEAUTIFUL..10 ⭐️s

This has got to be one of THE best Duets I have ever ever listened to.. and trust me there have been way too many. The epic rollercoaster story starts in such a dark place.. then, as the unique and compelling storyline slowly lifts, unfurls, builds and reveals its gems, there is intrigue, suspense, mystery, secrets, angst, drama, passion, danger, romance, heartache and twists. The full cast of loveable bruised secondary characters all steer the storyline towards the light. But, it is the intense chemistry and slow-building romance between two very damaged people, that really pulls you in.. will keep you there within its virtual pages riveted by every well-placed word.. and the ending will have you frantically downloading book 2 as soon as this one ends.. or even sooner.

Aly Martinez has written a moving, gritty, powerful, all-consuming, emotional dual POV story about survival, second-chances and love.. and the lives and struggles of her characters will hook you from the very beginning. The well-written flawless chapters all too quickly whizz by.. then, just as AM starts to piece your heart back together again, she further wows.. whoas.. and woos you with unforeseen sucker punches, bloody actions, jaw-dropping revelations, touching truths and sweet sweet endings. Her strong loveable characters are all skilfully brought to life by these two wonderful narrators who brought their A game, delivered stellar performances and made this, and book 2, the perfect listen.

Worth a credit? Yes absolutely.. this is a very impressive dark-to-light love story that is split into two.. book 1 ends with a cliffhanger and book 2 ends on a beautiful day.

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Guh

Aly Martinez and her duets... good Lord. I can’t get over them and this one slayed me even more.

The secrets and lies and truths and the most shocking of all reveals. I think I ran the gamut of emotions and I won’t be able to chill out for a while. My heart beats for this duet.

I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the narration. Although John Lane was fantastic, I did get pulled out of the book by a few of Cynthia Farrell’s voices. She made Drew sound like he wasn’t quite all there. Her male voices just need less of a pause to feel fluent.

But honestly... I would listen to this over and over regardless of narration.

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mostly good, male narrator needs to slow down

The male narrator is way too fast. I wasn't having a hard time understanding him, he had a clear and crisp and attractive voice, but he just sounded like he was rushing through the narration. I had to slow it down. other than that it was a good love story. some things are left unresolved so be aware of that.

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  • 08-21-19

One wild ride!

This book made me nervous the entire time. Cynthia Farrell perfomance was brilliant!! I need more of her work.

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Holy shit!

This book is awesome! What a ride. Yes, it's a cliff hanger but I can't wait to listen to the second half.

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Narrator yelling

Her voice is good but the constant yelling Is
AWFUL! !!! I had to stop bc of it and return it.

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Truth vs Lies

Aly Martinez writes this story about the gritty side of life and prostitution and 2 men (Penn and Drew) searching for justice. She gives depth and a face to the women/girls that are forced into and struggle in this hard life.

Penn watched his wife being murdered via video chat thousands of miles away and isn't able to help her as he watches her being murdered.

Cora is like a den mother and the only one these girls can rely on. While she tries to set these girls straight and protect them the best she can, she can't help herself but start falling for Penn. Warning - Cliffhanger.

John Lane and Cynthia Farrell do an amazing job at giving depth to all the characters in this twisted story -

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AMAZING

I love Aly Martinez and this book was amazing. This is an intense, emotional, gritty book that's filled with love. Eventhough Cora may be scared of Dante and Marcus, I love the fierce love she has for the girls and her sister-in law. Penn and Coravhad an instant attraction for one another. I liked how close Penn and Drew were. Definitely recommend this book. I'm so glad book 2 is already out.

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Awesome story

I was captivated from start to finish. Love the male narrator but the female annoyed me some, but if you can get pass the slow way she reads and some of her voice acting for some of these girls (especially 16 yr old Savannah) you will find a gem in the story. On to book 2 to see how the story ends.

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Yes - It’s that good

I don’t write a lot of reviews but felt this needed one. This isn’t a warm and fuzzy book. But it has plenty of emotion. Plenty of love. I just LOVE it. I am glad that I can quickly down the follow up.
Truth - my heart is broken. Lie - I’m not downloading the next book now.

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 12-10-18

Brilliant!

The Truth About Lies is so cleverly written, it melds the past and present seamlessly as the plot unfolds and secrets are revealed. It’s dark and gritty with exciting twists and turns.
Penn and Cora are broken characters who live with their demons day in and day out, but they have an inner strength that makes them fierce and protective when it comes to the people they care about.
I can’t express how much I loved this book. It’s so much more than what I was expecting. The narrators brought the characters to life. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to start book 2!

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  • karen grave
  • 02-27-19

aly Martinez never disappoints

great plot. a few confusing moments. Hero said to heroine don't get used to me being around yet wanted to know everything about her taking it slow. I understand the reasoning now by was wondering why the heroine didn't ask the same question....? but great grit and John lane bloody awesome voice my 2nd fav to Sebastian.
never listened to Cynthia before but she was damn good too