NOW AVAILABLE!! The Truth About Us by Aly Martinez ~ Sarah A’s Review

Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.
Every jagged shard.
Every broken bit.
Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.
Lie: I knew exactly who he was.
Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

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


When I finished The Truth About Lies I was so sad I had to wait for this book but having read The Truth About Us, I can tell you it was well worth the wait.  Aly Martinez did a superb job of wrapping up Cora and Penn’s story, and I am even more enamored with her skills as a storyteller after finishing this duet.

Even though I knew what was going on, my heart broke for Cora during the beginning of this book.  Ms. Martinez did a fabulous job of portraying the devastation Cora was feeling, while still letting her unflappable strength shine through.  My heart broke for her while she was in the throes of grief but still had the resilience to take care of her girls in the way she’d always planned on.

The Truth About Us was rife with suspense.  Almost from the beginning, there were several threads of intrigue that sprouted from the aftermath of the event of The Truth About Lies.  Aly Martinez kept me glued to my kindle trying to discern exactly how things were going to play out and if Penn and Drew were going to get the vengeance they’d been planning for years.  I was utterly taken aback when things came to a head, Ms. Martinez completely astonished me with the twists she threw in.

The Truth About Us is the second book in Aly Martinez’ Truth duet.  The Truth duet is one story told in two volumes, and both stories must be read, in order, to get the complete story.  There will also be a spinoff to this duet, The Ways We Lied, that will focus on another couple.  The Truth About Us is written in dual first-person perspective, narrated by Cora and Penn.

Aly Martinez is the master of duets. Each time she releases one I am blown away by how beautiful they are and how she splits them in the most perfect place, then gives us an outstanding finish to her characters’ stories.  I’ve yet to read a single book of hers I haven’t loved, but there is something special about her duets that makes them stand out from the crowd.

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.

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon CA

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

FacebookWebsite | TwitterNewsletterGoodreads | Instagram | Amazon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.