Two Truths and a Lie – Bilb-weil.de

From The Author Of The Islanders Comes A Warm, Witty And Suspenseful Novel Filled With Small Town Secrets, Summer Romance, Big Time Lies And Spiked Seltzer, In The Vein Of Liane MoriartyTruth Sherri Griffin And Her Daughter, Katie, Have Recently Moved To The Idyllic Beach Town Of Newburyport, Massachusetts Rebecca Coleman, Widely Acknowledged Former Leader Of The Newburyport Mom Squad Having Taken A Step Back Since Her Husband S Shocking And Tragic Death Eighteen Months Ago , Has Made A Surprising Effort To Include These Newcomers In Typically Closed Group Activities Rebecca S Teenage Daughter Alexa Has Even Been Spotted Babysitting KatieTruth Alexa Has Time On Her Hands Because Of A Recent Falling Out With Her Longtime Best Friends For Reasons No One Knows But Everyone Suspects Have To Do With Alexa S Highly Popular And Increasingly Successful YouTube Channel Katie Griffin, Who At Age Probably Doesn T Need A Babysitter Any, Can T Be Left Alone Because She Has Terrifying Nightmares That Don T Seem To Jibe With The Vague Story Sherri Has Floated About The Bad Divorce She Left Behind In Ohio Rebecca Coleman Has Been Spending A Lot Of Time With Sherri, It S True, But She S Also Been Spending Time With Someone Else She Doesn T Want The Mom Squad To Know About Just YetLie Rebecca Coleman Doesn T Have A New Man In Her Life, And Definitely Not Someone Connected To The Mom Squad Alexa Is Not Seeing Anyone New Herself And Is Planning On Shutting Down Her YouTube Channel In Advance Of Attending College In The Fall Sherri Griffin S Real Name Is Sherri Griffin, And A Bad Divorce Is All She S Running FromA Blend Of Propulsive Thriller And Gorgeous Summer Read, Two Truths And A Lie Reminds Us That Happiness Isn T Always A Day At The Beach, Some Secrets Aren T Meant To Be Shared, And The Most Precious Things Are The People We Love


10 thoughts on “Two Truths and a Lie

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    This is something between Moriarty s Big Little Lies waltzes with Kimberly Belle s Dear Wife and salutes to Flynn s Gone Girl and Elin Hilderbrand s beach town stories It is a little big long story with multi POVS and I actually enjoy Rebecca s facing the trauma and Sherri s running away from the trauma storiesthan Rebecca s daughter Alexa s problematic future thoughts, dealing with death of her dad and her unexpected Youtube channel success And obsessively controlling freak squat parts This is something between Moriarty s Big Little Lies waltzes with Kimberly Belle s Dear Wife and salutes to Flynn s Gone Girl and Elin Hilderbrand s beach town stories It is a little big long story with multi POVS and I actually enjoy Rebecca s facing the trauma and Sherri s running away from the trauma storiesthan Rebecca s daughter Alexa s problematic future thoughts, dealing with death of her dad and her unexpected Youtube channel success And obsessively controlling freak squat parts made me laugh hard and also terrified the hell of me Yeap, they were meaner than my neighbors.So this is 3.5 wavy sea, breezing wind, small town gossips and beware of the mommy squat stars rounded up to 4 Sherri Griffin and her eleven year daughter Katie moves to a new beach town of Newburyport, Massachusetts after a devastating divorce She is adamant to build a new life but we sense that she s hiding so many things about her past live, disguising herself in cheaper clothes, barely making her ends meet and we realize her ex was really wealthy so why she is afraid of her own shadow and why she scares to leave her daughter alone And Rebecca tries to build a new life after her husband s unexpected death, estranging herself from OCD momma club a.k.a deadly squat It sounds like a great Quentin Tarantino movie , living a secret relationship.So Rebecca befriends Sherri and their secretive lives built by not so white lies fit with each other Then Alexa involves into their equation by accepting babysitting job to take good care of Katie She also deals with her inner evils has problematic relationships with her besties and boyfriend, is attracted by charming Cam, hides her California plans from her mother But when she finds Katie s secret diary, the balances between two widowed families naturally change.And there are also so many untold secrets, schemes, gossips and scandals are piling up around the dirty rotten scoundrel momma squat fourth remake of same movie without Anne Hathaway As they start to reveal I clapped and jumped on my couch with pleasure It was better than any Bachelor episode.Overall It should be classified as women s fictionthan thriller or mystery It was a fun, riveting beach reading but please gather your wits and don t punch the sands in anger and be careful not to get burned because even though it s really long reading, it still captivates your attention from the beginning.Oh let s not forget to clap the talented illustrator of this fantastic book cover Special thanks to NetGalley and William Morrow for sharing this intriguing ARC with me in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  2. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Mother s The Squad Middle age teensOlder teens Beach town setting End of the summer before going back to schools Tequila cocktail parties with hired bartenders and DJ s, drugs, secrets, lies, surf camp, nature overnight camp, babysitters, fashion and beauty concerns, ice lattes, walks, gossip, one woman was writing a domestic thriller nothing amounted to knowing .everyone drives an SUVIt was a chore to read this book for me I liked Meg Mitchell Moore s book called The Admissio Mother s The Squad Middle age teensOlder teens Beach town setting End of the summer before going back to schools Tequila cocktail parties with hired bartenders and DJ s, drugs, secrets, lies, surf camp, nature overnight camp, babysitters, fashion and beauty concerns, ice lattes, walks, gossip, one woman was writing a domestic thriller nothing amounted to knowing .everyone drives an SUVIt was a chore to read this book for me I liked Meg Mitchell Moore s book called The Admissions , years ago and thought I d enjoy another one of her contemporary novels.However I just didn t care for this one it was one of the most Un FUN fun books I ve read in ages with catty characters, catty friendships, and a dull story I m not mad, she said I m tired And I forgot I have to get up early tomorrow Two truths, one lie 1.5 stars


  3. DJ Sakata DJ Sakata says:

    Favorite Quotes The woman was Sherri with an i that was how she introduced herself, as though the i were of particular value, a bonus It was summer, obviously But in a funny way it felt like it was Christmas morning and Cameron Hartwell was a present Alexa hadn t yet unwrapped.Outside the door stood a shriveled specimen of a woman She was holding a small dog with giant ears The woman made Alexa think of what would happen if somebody took a walnut and glued it on top of an old rag doll S Favorite Quotes The woman was Sherri with an i that was how she introduced herself, as though the i were of particular value, a bonus It was summer, obviously But in a funny way it felt like it was Christmas morning and Cameron Hartwell was a present Alexa hadn t yet unwrapped.Outside the door stood a shriveled specimen of a woman She was holding a small dog with giant ears The woman made Alexa think of what would happen if somebody took a walnut and glued it on top of an old rag doll She was looking at Alexa sternly.The zinc she had applied to her face was uneven, making her look like a clown who d partied too hard after last night s circus.My Review I am enad with Meg Mitchell Moore s smooth writing style and well crafted story I fell right into this seamlessly plotted, shrewdly paced, and absorbing tale of women s fiction Her storylines were well textured and expertly nuanced with generous servings of family drama, personal grief, coming of age issues, wry humor, romance, small town living, and suspense While selfishly resenting any interruption to my perusal I may have accidentally on purpose let all calls go to voicemail The complex characters were multi layered, cunningly drawn, cleverly depicted, and realistically flawed Each had a distinct voice and arresting aspects to their inner musings, painful insights, and observations The most amusing threads involved the devilish petty members of the Mom Squad, which was a tight knit clique of the ostensibly in group of uber moms found in every small town, who guarded and groomed their daughters social standing with as much self aggrandizing importance as they did their own, and did so with judgmental eyes and sharply wagging tongues This was my first exposure to the agility of Ms Moore s pen and brain tickling storytelling I consider her found treasure and covet her entire listing while planning to follow her future endeavors like a bloodhound on the trail of an escaped convict


  4. Amy Amy says:

    What a delicious, slightly wicked summer read this one was It was like a mash up of Liane Moriarty and Elin Hilderbrand and that combination worked really well for me It had the secretive, light style mystery of LM and the ensemble cast and idyllic setting of EH, everything I look for in a summer read for sure This is told via several viewpoints, Rebecca, her daughter Alexa and new to town Sherrie are the main ones and then there are a few random chapters from other characters thrown in but th What a delicious, slightly wicked summer read this one was It was like a mash up of Liane Moriarty and Elin Hilderbrand and that combination worked really well for me It had the secretive, light style mystery of LM and the ensemble cast and idyllic setting of EH, everything I look for in a summer read for sure This is told via several viewpoints, Rebecca, her daughter Alexa and new to town Sherrie are the main ones and then there are a few random chapters from other characters thrown in but the best ones were from the collective Mom Squad These women were BRUTAL,they were catty, judgmental and wicked and I loved how juicy and dramatic their chapters were The whole book was slightly scandalous as almost every single character was keeping some sort of secret and it felt really gossipy and just ideal for a summer read Some of it was a little predictable in the end but other aspects were surprising, overall I enjoyed it a lot and definitely recommend it


  5. Genevieve Trono Genevieve Trono says:

    I just finished Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore and it was the perfect brain candy reading Her books always scream summer vacation to me I brought the Islanders to Maine last summer and it was just perfect This one is a beach book with a little mystery tied in which made for a great mix And it made me so happy to have little glimpses of the Islanders tied in like the Dinner by Dad blog This will be published on 5 26 20 and I can t wait to shareabout it then.Thank you t I just finished Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore and it was the perfect brain candy reading Her books always scream summer vacation to me I brought the Islanders to Maine last summer and it was just perfect This one is a beach book with a little mystery tied in which made for a great mix And it made me so happy to have little glimpses of the Islanders tied in like the Dinner by Dad blog This will be published on 5 26 20 and I can t wait to shareabout it then.Thank you to William Morrow Books for an advanced copy


  6. Elle& Elle& says:

    Release Date June 16, 2020 Actual Rating 4 stars Women s Fiction Domestic Drama SuspenseTwo Truths and a Lie is the perfect summer read This book reminded me of other novels written by some of my favorite authors like Liane Moriarty, Sarah Pekkanen, and Elin Hilderbrand, all mixed together What a pure delight I ve been looking for authors who are similar to all three of these writers and have FINALLY found one in Meg Mitchell Moore I hope she writesbooks like this because you ca Release Date June 16, 2020 Actual Rating 4 stars Women s Fiction Domestic Drama SuspenseTwo Truths and a Lie is the perfect summer read This book reminded me of other novels written by some of my favorite authors like Liane Moriarty, Sarah Pekkanen, and Elin Hilderbrand, all mixed together What a pure delight I ve been looking for authors who are similar to all three of these writers and have FINALLY found one in Meg Mitchell Moore I hope she writesbooks like this because you can be sure that I ll read every single one of them This one reminded me of Big Little Lies and The Husbands secret The story revolves around one secret that isn t revealed until the end of the novel Sure, there are breadcrumbs and small hints and teases throughout the book which are told though 3 points of views, but you never really know WHAT this secret is or WHO it s affecting until the very end It keeps you on your toes and holds your attention from beginning to end.Now, while I love the way the book is written and how it s reminiscent of some of my favorite authors, I did find the plot twist to be very underwhelming I was SURE the twist was going to go one way, but nothing materialized from it I can t say what because it would spoil the entire book Instead, it went in a completely different direction and LITERALLY came out of nowhere I love the unexpected in books like these, but this was so unexpected that it turned me off Not all books need shocking and unexpected plot twists and this book would have been much better had it gone another way Other than this, I absolutely loved this one I love the way it s told in dual point of views, I loved the mom squad gossip even though they got on my nerves and I loved the setting I live two towns away from Newburyport in MA and many of the places within this book are places I know and have been to It s kind of like the story was taking place in my backyard which I found really cool If you re looking for a shocking summer read look no further This book should not only be on your TBR this summer but in your beach bag Be prepared for juicy gossip, dark secrets, and intrigue


  7. Renee (itsbooktalk) Renee (itsbooktalk) says:

    4.5 stars Last year I loved The Islanders and I have to say, I liked this one evenI never want to give away too many plot details but the story alternates between Rebecca, a widow still grappling with her grief, her 17 year old daughter Alexis who has many secrets, Sherri, who has just moved to Newburyport, MA with her young daughter under some very interesting circumstances and the squad, the very catty, gossipy group of local moms whose perspective is from a time after all the drama 4.5 stars Last year I loved The Islanders and I have to say, I liked this one evenI never want to give away too many plot details but the story alternates between Rebecca, a widow still grappling with her grief, her 17 year old daughter Alexis who has many secrets, Sherri, who has just moved to Newburyport, MA with her young daughter under some very interesting circumstances and the squad, the very catty, gossipy group of local moms whose perspective is from a time after all the drama has occurred And believe me, there is much drama to be had and I was here for all of it In my opinion, the structure of the story is one thing that really made me love it, I was invested in each perspective and they all tied together beautifully If I had to pick a favorite I d say The Squad.the author nailed catty, gossipy White Claw day drinking women who, no I didn t like, but yes I really liked reading about them There is something special about the way this author writes dialogue and sets scenes that led to me flying through this in less than 2 days That being said, this isn t a perfect story, there were parts I had to suspend disbelief but I m ok with that In my opinion, THIS is one of the very best summer reads I ve come across so far and I m confused as to why we aren t hearingabout this author and her books as must read beach summer picks


  8. MicheleReader MicheleReader says:

    Two Truths and a Lie is a fast paced, entertaining book that takes place in Newburyport, a small beach town north of Boston It s June and the summer has begun The Squad of twelve moms are getting ready for their annual parties, activities and cattiness We learn from the beginning that someone in Newburyport is not going to survive the summer.Rebecca Coleman had been one of the make it happen members of the Mom Squad but after the recent loss of her husband, she s become withdrawn focusing o Two Truths and a Lie is a fast paced, entertaining book that takes place in Newburyport, a small beach town north of Boston It s June and the summer has begun The Squad of twelve moms are getting ready for their annual parties, activities and cattiness We learn from the beginning that someone in Newburyport is not going to survive the summer.Rebecca Coleman had been one of the make it happen members of the Mom Squad but after the recent loss of her husband, she s become withdrawn focusing on her two daughters, seventeen year old Alexa and Morgan, eleven years old Rebecca believes Alexa is preparing to attend college in the fall but Alexa, with a budding yet secretive success with her own YouTube channel, has already called the school and has given up her spot planning to head to Los Angeles.Sherri Griffin and her daughter Katie, also eleven, have just moved into town Rebecca has extended a hand in friendship to Sherri Katie and Morgan quickly become friends but Sherri reveals little about herself and what she tells Rebecca and the others about herself is a lie The book is told from several points of view including Sherri, Rebecca, Alexa and The Squad, the latter acting as a pseudo Greek Chorus Amid all the secrets and lies, this is a summer of change and growth for Sherri and Rebecca and a touching coming of age journey for Alexa While Two Truths and a Lie has its share of amusing snarkiness, at its heart, it is a story about women who will do anything to insure the happiness and safety of their children There are many good books that take place during the summer, at a beach town involving a group of women and their families This book feels familiar, which is not a bad thing.Many thanks to Edelweiss, William Morrow and the author for the opportunity to enjoy Two Truths and a Lie in advance of its June 16 release date A perfect beach read And even if your beach is closed, as mine is right now, you ll still feel like you re on one Rated 3.75 rounded up.Review to be posted at MicheleReader.com closer to publication


  9. Steffany Zimmerman Steffany Zimmerman says:

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion This is the first book I have read from Meg and can t wait to readof her books She had a way of writing that makes you want to root her the characters Such a great book.


  10. Jodie Jodie says:

    4.5 stars rounded down.Last summer I enjoyed the author s book The Islanders and anticipated what this summer might bring Her new book Two Truths and a Lie does not disappoint.The book is set in the beach town of Newburyport, Massachusetts at the beginning of summer and is told from multiple points of view Sherri Griffin and her 11 year old daughter Katie have recently moved to town, having left Ohio after a bad divorce Over the past few months, their lives have changed dramatically 4.5 stars rounded down.Last summer I enjoyed the author s book The Islanders and anticipated what this summer might bring Her new book Two Truths and a Lie does not disappoint.The book is set in the beach town of Newburyport, Massachusetts at the beginning of summer and is told from multiple points of view Sherri Griffin and her 11 year old daughter Katie have recently moved to town, having left Ohio after a bad divorce Over the past few months, their lives have changed dramatically She is happy to meet Rebecca Coleman and her two daughters Alexa 17 and Morgan 11 Rebecca was the informal leader of the Mom Squad a group of the town s women who have daughters of similar age But since the passing of her husband eighteen months ago, she prefers to be less engaged to this superficial group These two women create a bond each is a single mother trying to make it on their own in a town where everyone is closely examined and gossiped about.At the beginning of the book, we learn of a tragic accident involving a white Acura We do not know who is involved, or the circumstances There isthan one white Acura in town and I must say I failed at guessing what would eventually be disclosed There is indeed a lot of secrets surrounding the people of Newburyport, and the author does a great job of revealing these secrets one at a time.I really enjoyed this book It keep me engaged and wanting to knowThe characters are interesting and, for the most part, likeable There is one moment in the book reminiscent of Julia Robert s big mistake scene in Pretty Woman which had thinking you go girl This book is part mystery, part beach read and checks off many of the boxes I look for in a book The book feels, however, that there is much left to say Is it too much to hope that the author thinks so as well I listened to the audiobook edition of the book which was performed by one of my favourite narrators, Courtney Patterson I appreciate the quality and versatility of her voice in enhancing this wonderful read