Book Review: Twisted Truth – Truth Vs Lie #1 by Maria Macdonald 7


Title: Twisted Truth
Series: Truth Vs Lie #1
Author: Maria Macdonald
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 22, 2017


I used to believe in true love.
Until he broke me.
Lesson learnt.
Where there’s love, there’s lies.
I used to believe I wasn’t what she needed.
Until I let her love in.
I’ve changed for her.
I want her to believe in me like I need to believe in
Isaac James stayed out of my life for five years. He wasn’t
to blame, after all, protecting me imprisoned him.
Now he’s back. The chemistry is still there, the tension is
still there, the love is still there… the pain is still there.
Isaac James was my rock, my first love… my family.
Olivia McKenna has always been my weakness. I’d do anything
to protect her, which I proved, despite it taking me to prison.
I’ve stayed away, trying to do the right thing. I thought I
was still protecting her. But, I’m lost without her… even if I’m not sure I can
be what she needs. 
Olivia McKenna was my forever… for always.

** This book is set in the UK.
First cousin relationships are tackled within this book; please be aware those
relationships are legal within the UK. **


My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:


He’ll have his pick of women, and no way is he going to choose a whiny, bitchy moose.


 God, it smells like a skunk had a bar fight in here…


My Review:


Twisted Truth was a full-on angst-fest, I kid you not, it was unrelenting and relentless!   Angst is not and will never be on my list of favorite things; and when it accompanies repeated and devastating heartbreak, stubborn and uncommunicative characters that can’t get out of their own way, and constant tension and conflict in the story – ouch, I was actually moaning! I know some of my book buddies eat that up with a spoon as reading about someone else being a bigger bonehead or being worse off than themselves can seem uplifting – too bad I am not a devotee of that cult… However, I was in it for the long haul as I respect the author and was invested in the story. Although for me to survive to the ending without grinding my teeth into dust or tossing my precious kindle into the wall, I needed to put that beloved Kindle down several times and distract myself with something pleasant.   First, it was wine and then – oh look – kittens!   Yet when I take in the story in total, it was worth a bit of personal discomfort as the storyline was inventive and intriguing, just lacking in emotional balance.   I will be proactive and seek out and achieve my own equilibrium by following this book with more wine and then a light and amusing story for my next read. Sigh, Maria Macdonald, I love you but seriously, you need to lighten up! Want a kitten?

Purchase Links
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio

Maria is a full-time working Mum, she has two beautiful daughters, both of whom love books as much as she does. 

Maria has loved to write since she was a little girl. 

Reading and loving books, as well as blogging, has inspired her to write and publish.

Maria, her husband and children now reside in Wiltshire, England. 

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7 thoughts on “Book Review: Twisted Truth – Truth Vs Lie #1 by Maria Macdonald

  1. Reply boundtowriting Sep 23,2017 4:49 am

    This review put a smile on my face! Everything works better when kittens are involved!

  2. Reply calico041 Sep 23,2017 5:05 am

    Kittens are always a good break from frustrating books…

  3. Reply Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books Sep 23,2017 8:55 am

    “Want a kitten?” Love it! Great review. I too am not a big fan of the super angsty stories, although sometimes I find myself drawn to them I guess.

  4. Reply Jen Sep 23,2017 2:22 pm

    This is one of those books I won’t be reading, definitely not a fan of overly angsty books. Wine and kittens sounds like a great way to get passed it lol 🙂

  5. Reply Gemma Jackson Sep 23,2017 10:52 pm

    This made me chuckle, wine and kittens make everything better. Thanks for the review.
    Gemma @

  6. Reply anintrovertedblogger Sep 24,2017 8:38 am

    I don’t know if I’d pick up this book, but the quotes were nice! I liked how you reviewed it too!

  7. Reply terriluvsbooks Sep 25,2017 2:13 am

    Me! I want a kitten. or maybe a puppy? or maybe some of that wine? or maybe some ice cream? It’s nice that you finished the book even when it was hard. And BTW, do we ever get to see a real picture of you?

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