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 (223 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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🎧 Cora and Penn 🎧

Twisty-turny dual POV featuring a heartbroken heroine battling to keep herself and 30 other women alive and safe, and a devastated widower on a different mission.
Excellent narration from both John Lane and Cynthia Farrell. Straight on to book 2 after that cliffhanger!

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Blown Away!

I have enjoyed other Aly Martinez books, this one was fantastic! Great Story line, great characters! Going on my favorites list!

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Only finished two chapters ... then gave up. Sorry

The second chapter threw me off... the circumstances ... I just lost interest really fast. I'm sorry.

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🧚‍♂️WOW❤️

I love this book so much! Even though I have Audible escape I am going to have to buy it so I can listen to it again and always have it, I’m about to start the next book and I can’t wait!

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The Truth About Lies : 4.9 stars

I loved this book!!! This is the first book in a duet, and it was a great journey. I loved the storyline the characters and the pace.
Very recommended. Make sure to read afterwards The Truth About Us .
Also LOVED the narration.

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-20

Bad male narration

Normally love all of Aly’s books but the male narration on this was so bad

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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