Strange Truths is a Young Adult Novel containing social and family issues with a little bit of mystery thrown in. This is the first book in the Alice England Mysteries.
My FIVE Star Review:
Alice England is a very unique character and I loved her immediately. She’s a young woman in her senior year of school who lives with her father in a funeral parlor. She sees things that others don’t and she always speaks the truth. Kids in her school find her odd and basically stay away from her. Mikey Warrender thinks she’s a bit odd as well but then Alice takes him on an adventure that changes their lives. This is a kind of detective story with lots of twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages.
I very much look forward to more of Alice’s adventures.
More About Strange Truths:
Why did she have to be so goddamn weird?
Mikey Warrender’s goals are within his grasp. On track for a spectacular swimming career in the last months of his senior year at school, his life seems ideal. A successful Senator father, a pretty, popular sister, and a girlfriend who acts and looks, well, perfect. They’ve had their share of trouble in the form of Mikey’s late twin, but that trouble died with Toby and now things can finally get back on track.
Until Alice England. Mikey couldn’t have been less interested in a friendless undertaker’s daughter who sees strange things and always speaks the truth—until she starts stalking him at school. Alice has reason to believe Tobias Warrender was reluctant to take that fatal dose of crystal meth. What’s more, she insists Mikey is grieving for his twin. Curious, Mikey lets Alice in—just for a moment—and before he knows what’s happening she’s wedged her foot in the door and busted his world wide open.
Alice leads him through a series of discoveries that make him look more closely at his own carefully constructed reality. Innocent yet knowing; kind yet devastatingly honest, Alice effortlessly unravels Mikey Warrender’s falsely safe world—and what really happened to Toby.
Strange Truths is a coming of age detective story that will appeal to adults both young and old(er), especially lovers of classical mystery with a twist.
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.