Bitsy Words: The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston

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Bitsy Words: The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston

The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston

3 Stars

(Originally posted by Ashley on Must Love Books)

When the story starts, Chris finds himself duct-taped to a chair in a strange room with Derek, a high school drop out just out of juvie. Chris only knows who Derek is because he killed Derek’s brother in a robbery gone bad. Now Derek wants answers only Chris can give him, if he doesn’t tell the truth, Derek will cut off his fingers with a pair garden shears. After hours of interrogation, Derek finally concludes Chris is leaving something out and he escalates the situation to the next level, putting someone Chris loves in danger.

I liked the format of this book, I found it easy to follow and interesting enough to keep my attention. Told from Chris’s point of view both as the story is happening and as he walks Derek through the events of the past that led up to his brother’s death. A fast-paced quick read that could totally be an episode of Criminal Minds!

Book Info

The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Pub Date: February 2nd 2016
Pages: 240
Format: ARC | Source: Publisher
Genres: MysterySuspenseYoung Adult
Buy the book! | Goodreads

When Chris wakes up tied to a chair in a dark basement, he knows that he’s trapped—and why. He shot and killed Derek’s little brother. He had his reasons, but no matter how far Derek goes to uncover the truth about that night, Chris’s story won’t change. It can’t. There is far too much at stake…

Derek is desperate to prove his brother didn’t deserve to die. And if kidnapping his brother’s killer is the only way to the truth, than he’ll go to extremes. But Chris’s truth is far more dangerous than Derek could have imagined, and knowing could cost both their lives…

Ashley @ Gone with the Words

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