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Source: Received from Publisher
Rating: 4/5 stars
Summary of The Masked Truth from Goodreads:
In this heart-stopping suspense thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong proves herself to be a master of terror and suspense. Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for. Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn’t dare reveal.The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with “issues.” But that’s exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage. The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree. Riley and Max know that if they can’t get out, they’ll be next—but they’re about to discover that even escape doesn’t equal freedom.
Book Review Summary:
When I first saw that I could review a Kelly Armstrong book I jumped at the chance, having heard nothing but good things about her books in the past. This book was no expectation being a very good..
The plot is definitely a fast paced thriller and there are plot twists on every page which I definitely did not see coming and it definitely keep me on my toes. The plot handles mental health in a really good way and it's clear Armstrong did her research when writing the book.
All the characters in the novel were definitely enjoyable and they were all really developed in the novel. It is fair to say that none of the characters were flat. Being the main characters, I definitely enjoyed the characters of Riley and Max as they were both very complex and what you saw on the surface is not what you get. I did enjoyed the fact that Riley was a diverse character as I do tend to read and find books with diversity in them and it was done well in the novel. Again Max was definitely a really complex character and this works very well in the novel. I did find in the beginning, Aaron was a quite annoying character but as the story progresses, you discover that he is more complex than the typical mean rich guy character, which I enjoyed.
The book was very well written and the dual perspective worked very well in the book. Although I enjoyed it, Max's perspective was confusing at times as he talks about himself in third person but I definitely got the hang of it in the end. The perspectives although confusing at times, do tell the effects of the mental health issues the characters are facing, which Armstrong does very well. The writing in the book is very good and knows how to keep you flipping over the next page.
The Masked Truth is a well written thriller with enjoyable characters which leaves you wanting more to the last page.
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