The Truth We Bury

The Truth We Bury In this intense multilayered domestic drama two families become entangled in a web of lies secrets and betrayal that results in an act of violence so shocking their love may not survive On the out

  • Title: The Truth We Bury
  • Author: Barbara Taylor Sissel
  • ISBN: 1477823980
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this intense, multilayered domestic drama, two families become entangled in a web of lies, secrets, and betrayal that results in an act of violence so shocking their love may not survive.On the outside, Lily Isley s life seems perfect a wealthy husband, a ritzy gated community in Dallas, and a handsome son, AJ a decorated marine about to be married to his love, Shea B In this intense, multilayered domestic drama, two families become entangled in a web of lies, secrets, and betrayal that results in an act of violence so shocking their love may not survive.On the outside, Lily Isley s life seems perfect a wealthy husband, a ritzy gated community in Dallas, and a handsome son, AJ a decorated marine about to be married to his love, Shea But when a bridesmaid is murdered in AJ s apartment and he can t be found, Lily s world collapses and a long held family secret is at risk of exposure.Dru Gallagher s life took a different course After her ex husband, suffering from post traumatic stress, threatened her and her daughter, Shea, with a shotgun, Dru was forced to leave her marriage and forge ahead as a working class single mom Now, the anger she sees in war veteran AJ s eyes is heartbreakingly familiar and makes Dru deeply afraid for her daughter s safety especially after Shea s best friend and maid of honor is found dead.With a killer on the loose and time running out, Lily and Dru, two very different women, unite in a single goal to save their precious children from scandal, even from death But will the mothers protection be enough, or will the fateful secret they expose and the truth it reveals destroy every hope of love Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 304 pages Published July 25th 2017 by Lake Union Publishing More Details ISBN 1477823980 ISBN13 9781477823989 Other Editions 6 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Truth We Bury by Barbara Taylor Sissel Author Release date Jul 25, 2017 Enter for your chance to win 1 of 10 copies of this domestic thriller by bestselling author Barbara Taylor Sissel Part riveting mystery, part moral d Enter for your chance to win 1 of 10 copies of this domestic thriller by bestselling author Barbara Taylor Sissel Part riveting mystery, part moral dilemma, The Truth We Bury is a beautifully written exploration of the depths of a mother s love Robyn Harding, bestselling author of The Party Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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hero and Dru s daughter Shea has experienced a tough life as the child of a single mother with an abusive father While this story may seem predictable to some readers, perhaps even done over many times before, I felt that aspect didn t detract from my journey with these characters There was a comfort and familiarity with Sissel s writing, and I was so pleased to see the hard topic of PTSD brought to light in this novel As the story progresses and we try to determine just what happened to Shea s maid of honor, the ugliness and heartache surrounding those who return from the horrors of war is brought to light in a way that I simply couldn t ignore While the story was, at times, heartbreaking and heavy, The Truth We Bury A Novel maintained a hopeful and uplifting message that we all could stand to experience many times over Highly recommended to those looking for an emotional read that portrays some timely issues that the reader will ponder long after that final page is turned Many thanks to the author for providing my copy it was a pleasure to provide my honest thoughts here flag 112 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Aug 15, 2017 BIBLIOMANIAC MJ rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley As a mother myself, the premise for this domestic suspense grabbed my attention and I am thankful to Netgalley, Lake Union Publishing and the author for providing me with the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.The Truth we Bury is told from the points of view of two mothers, Lily and Dru, whose children AJ a decorated marine and Shea are about to get married When Shea s maid of honour is found dead in AJ s apartment and AJ is nowhere to be found, he quickly becomes the As a mother myself, the premise for this domestic suspense grabbed my attention and I am thankful to Netgalley, Lake Union Publishing and the author for providing me with the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.The Truth we Bury is told from the points of view of two mothers, Lily and Dru, whose children AJ a decorated marine and Shea are about to get married When Shea s maid of honour is found dead in AJ s apartment and AJ is nowhere to be found, he quickly becomes the lead suspect for the murder The reader comes along for the emotional and heartbreaking ride as we experience Lily and Dru s reactions, of their anguish as each mother strives to do what they must in order to protect their child, with their own difficult past influencing their behaviour and choices.Our attention is drawn to the topic of PTSD, shining a light on those having to deal with the horrors of war, how it affects them and those closest to them.Although slow paced and somewhat predictable at times, this sometimes heavy and emotional tale was nicely balanced out with a hopeful and uplifting note too, that will stay with you after the final page has been turned.A tale of a mother s angst and guilt, family secrets and lies, this was a great introduction to Barbara Taylor Sissel for me and I will be looking out for of her books flag 36 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Jul 04, 2017 Tudor Vlad rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves contemporary, mystery thriller horror What happens when your son is accused of murder and all the evidences seem to point towards him being guilty He is also on the run and nowhere to be seen, do you doubt his innocence or do you keep being adamant that all must be a misunderstanding and he is just a victim This is what The Truth We Bury tries to explore and it does it pretty well with the dual perspective of two mothers the mother of AJ, the man everyone believes to be a murdered, and the mother of Shea, the woman he is supposed What happens when your son is accused of murder and all the evidences seem to point towards him being guilty He is also on the run and nowhere to be seen, do you doubt his innocence or do you keep being adamant that all must be a misunderstanding and he is just a victim This is what The Truth We Bury tries to explore and it does it pretty well with the dual perspective of two mothers the mother of AJ, the man everyone believes to be a murdered, and the mother of Shea, the woman he is supposed to marry.The dual perspective works wonderfully, providing two contrasting perspective that really help the reader stay on the top of the problem and view the whole story from a bird s eye view Normally in thrillers that deal with murders from the perspective of people close to the suspect it is easy to get carried away and take their judgment as the absolute truth In this case because we get the point of view of two mothers both close to the suspect and the victim, but who believe completely different things, the dynamic changes a bit.Lily, AJ s mother, desperately wants her son to be innocent and she believes despite his dark past that now seems ominous than ever, she still believes him to be incapable of such a deed Add to that the fact that she was never close to him because of her own past mistakes, and you can add a lot of guilt and regret to the mix Then you have Dru, Shea s mother, who wants nothing else than to protect her baby girl and keep her as far away as possible from her fianc who she never approved of and who now appears to be a cold blooded murdered Of course, Shea wants nothing of that and just as Lily believes AJ had nothing to do the murder This come and go between perspectives is extremely entertaining, both women will have to make compromises if they want to work together and find out the truth and protect their children and family The book starts strong and it eases a bit half way in but after the half point it just won t let you go once the revelation of what really happened starts to dawn on the reader and then on the characters.What I liked about this book was that it laid all of its cards on the table, no hiding information from the reader to make a plot twist work, which I m honestly starting to hate Instead, if you paid enough attention all the revelations will be at your grasp before they are revealed to the characters, which I don t find to be a problem in a thriller I don t have to be shocked in order to be entertained, the characters and the situations they found themselves in did all of that The only thing that I did find underwhelming was the big truth that the title of the book hints at, it was obvious from the start and I found it hard to believe that it was such a surprise to the characters.Overall this was a great domestic drama filled with suspense The dynamic between the two families made for a tense read, with all the slow build up and conflict that gradually accumulates throughout the novel, something has to give I received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. flag 20 likesLike see review Apr 08, 2017 Susan Peterson rated it it was amazing review of another edition In this intriguing novel by Barbara Taylor Sissel, the murder of a young girl opens up a Pandora s box of betrayal, lies, and regret All of the evidence points to AJ Isley, a young man with a tainted, violent paste only people who are convinced of his innocence are his mother, Lily, and his fianc e, Shea There are so many layers to this story, as it takes a path as twisty as the Texas Hill Country where the story takes place The Truth We Bury is a great suspense, one which leaves the re In this intriguing novel by Barbara Taylor Sissel, the murder of a young girl opens up a Pandora s box of betrayal, lies, and regret All of the evidence points to AJ Isley, a young man with a tainted, violent paste only people who are convinced of his innocence are his mother, Lily, and his fianc e, Shea There are so many layers to this story, as it takes a path as twisty as the Texas Hill Country where the story takes place The Truth We Bury is a great suspense, one which leaves the reader pondering and questioning as the story goes on, but also hooks the reader emotionally flag 15 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 01, 2017 Kerry rated it it was amazing review of another edition Barbara Taylor Sissel has done it again, sucked me into an engrossing murder mystery set deep in the heart of rural Texas THE TRUTH WE BURY is a fast paced story loaded with suspense and intrigue that explores the depths people go to protect those they love, no matter their faults, flaws, and secrets It s a page turner of a novel that ll keep you reading straight through A wonderful pick for a book club, too I highly recommend I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review flag 12 likesLike see review Jul 19, 2017 Amy rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley All of my reviews can be found on novelgossip2.5 5I had high hopes for this book, I love a good domestic suspense and the premise for this captured my attention easily I m so torn about how I actually feel about The Truth We Bury, there were parts I liked and parts I didn t at all, so I ll just explain my stance and let you decide what you think.There was something compulsive about this book, I read it really fast and it mostly held my attention The authors writing style was solid and All of my reviews can be found on novelgossip2.5 5I had high hopes for this book, I love a good domestic suspense and the premise for this captured my attention easily I m so torn about how I actually feel about The Truth We Bury, there were parts I liked and parts I didn t at all, so I ll just explain my stance and let you decide what you think.There was something compulsive about this book, I read it really fast and it mostly held my attention The authors writing style was solid and she clearly has a talent This would be a great read for a book club as there are several themes and issues one could dissect and discuss One that I really appreciated was the subject of PTSD It explored how it effects not only those suffering from it, but also how it impacts their families and loved ones The families whose lives intersect had plenty of secrets and what s a domestic suspense without loads of secrets While all of what I mentioned previously was great, there was something lacking overall that made this an enjoyable read for me This is told using dual narratives, that of two mothers whose children are engaged I always like this style, I just felt there needed to be distinction between their sections here The characters also fell a bit flat for me, they needed to be fleshed out and I didn t really care about them all that much which is always a sign that something is missing for me The pacing was also on the slow side and I would ve liked things to be suspenseful than they were The premise was solid, there just needed to be meat, you know what I mean Overall, this wasn t a bad read, it just wasn t one of my favorites It was light, an emotional mystery that I felt was lacking depth I found it to be pretty predictable and was left wanting in the end flag 11 likesLike see review Jun 28, 2017 Christine Moore rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley This book was a great murder mystery So many secrets and lies and tons of family drama kept me reading way past my bedtime I loved the characters I felt Lily s pain as she tried to protect her son I felt Shea s excitement about the wedding then her love for A.J while she is defending knowing in her heart he couldn t have killed her bridesmaid It is a wonderful who done it book that keeps you guessing until the end Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC in return for a This book was a great murder mystery So many secrets and lies and tons of family drama kept me reading way past my bedtime I loved the characters I felt Lily s pain as she tried to protect her son I felt Shea s excitement about the wedding then her love for A.J while she is defending knowing in her heart he couldn t have killed her bridesmaid It is a wonderful who done it book that keeps you guessing until the end Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC in return for an honest review flag 8 likesLike see review Jul 06, 2017 Dana Aprigliano rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs I would like to thank NetGalley Lake Union Publishing for providing me this book in exchange for an honest review Since the last few books I ve read recently have been jumping around in genre, I was very glad to get back into one of my favorites murder mysteries And make no mistake even though this book does start out a bit slowly and does include a lot of dialogue between characters, this is a gripping murder mystery By way of summary, this book uses a third person narration that nonethe I would like to thank NetGalley Lake Union Publishing for providing me this book in exchange for an honest review Since the last few books I ve read recently have been jumping around in genre, I was very glad to get back into one of my favorites murder mysteries And make no mistake even though this book does start out a bit slowly and does include a lot of dialogue between characters, this is a gripping murder mystery By way of summary, this book uses a third person narration that nonetheless follows two different characters at different times one of them is Lily, the mother of a presumed murderer, and the other is Dru, the mother of said presumed murderer s fianc e oh, and, to make this even interesting, the person murdered was the fianc e s bridesmaid This book is not a police procedural, nor is it a detective thriller What I loved so much about this book is that it focuses on the families of everyone involved in the situation of the murder It deals with the real life implications of crime and the mistakes of youth, as well as PTSD It is not a distant, removed story it is a vibrant tale that deals with some very relevant and also very timeless issues The Truth We Bury makes some especially intriguing cases about PTSD, so if you are at all interested in psychology and the military you might really find this aspect of the story valuable Sissel s storytelling is another factor in my enjoyment of this novel She uses very simple language throughout the novel no big words But the fact that the language used in the book was simple does not mean that the book itself is not well developed In fact, being that The Truth We Bury is a story with so much nuance and attention to detail in the plot and characterization alone, I am very glad that Sissel did not choose to use complicated diction I actually enjoyed the novel because I didn t have to spend so much time deciphering sentence structure and unraveling diction that I was not grasping the meaning of what was going on in the sentences But, as you might notice, I only gave this story four stars That s mainly because for the first 25% of the story or so, I found that the pacing of the plot was pretty slow I was having a hard time getting into the story even though I was still flipping pages, due to the fact that the plot was bogged down by a lot of dialogue, some of which I felt was unnecessary I definitely skimmed a lot in the first 25%, and I wish I didn t have to Anyway, this is a solid book I enjoyed reading The Truth We Bury very much, and I will certainly be picking up of Sissel s novels I recommend this book to, as I said, people interested in psychology and the military, as well as to anyone looking for a good murder mystery that is not necessarily a police procedural type story and, for that matter, anyone who wants a quick and interesting beach read flag 8 likesLike see review May 09, 2017 Barbara White rated it it was amazing Two mothers, one question What would you do if your grown child was implicated in a brutal murder As evidence mounts against a missing decorated marine, his mother and future mother in law, two women who share nothing but the need to protect their adult children, become unlikely allies Both women have already lost so much and stand to lose so much But in the race to uncover the truth and catch a killer, they find courage and compassion As family secrets, lies, and betrayals are reveale Two mothers, one question What would you do if your grown child was implicated in a brutal murder As evidence mounts against a missing decorated marine, his mother and future mother in law, two women who share nothing but the need to protect their adult children, become unlikely allies Both women have already lost so much and stand to lose so much But in the race to uncover the truth and catch a killer, they find courage and compassion As family secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed, they also find the strength to take ownership of their own mistakes This would make a fantastic book club read There is much to discuss flag 8 likesLike see review Aug 19, 2017 Deborah Blanchard rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book is domestic suspense at its best This book grabs you from the first page and never lets you go It is a terrific murder mystery that will keep you guessing till the end and then, bam, shockwaves This is also a book about love, trust, betrayal and forgiveness It deals,also, with the affects of PTSD How it affects the person who has it and also those around him This book is so well written and the flow is simply incredible The characters are true to life and I knew them all on such This book is domestic suspense at its best This book grabs you from the first page and never lets you go It is a terrific murder mystery that will keep you guessing till the end and then, bam, shockwaves This is also a book about love, trust, betrayal and forgiveness It deals,also, with the affects of PTSD How it affects the person who has it and also those around him This book is so well written and the flow is simply incredible The characters are true to life and I knew them all on such a personal level They come alive and jump right into your life I felt their love, their pain, their anxiety and their hope This book kept me enthralled throughout The plot is one that could truly happen and I loved that it keeps you guessing It is vividly descriptive You are at the ranch in Wyatt You are in Dallas This is a must read for suspense fans Here are a few quotes that touched me They need to know we grow up we don t grow perfect, and no matter how old we get, we never lose our need, or our capacity, for compassion and forgiveness I want to believe that given time, all wounds have the capacity to heal, if we are patient and kind to one another, if we forgive one another and tell the truth, if we keep love in our hearts flag 6 likesLike see review Apr 23, 2017 Emily Carpenter rated it it was amazing review of another edition In this engrossing murder mystery set in small town Texas, Barbara Taylor Sissel uses one of life s seemingly innocuous and happy events a wedding to explore the psychology of how parents seek to protect and control their children s lives, often resulting in tragedy This is the wedding of AJ and Shea, two people who come loaded with baggage their own, their wedding party s, and their parents , who have than a few secrets What do you do when the person your child plans to marry has ment In this engrossing murder mystery set in small town Texas, Barbara Taylor Sissel uses one of life s seemingly innocuous and happy events a wedding to explore the psychology of how parents seek to protect and control their children s lives, often resulting in tragedy This is the wedding of AJ and Shea, two people who come loaded with baggage their own, their wedding party s, and their parents , who have than a few secrets What do you do when the person your child plans to marry has mental health issues When that person may be guilty of crimes, even murder Sissel expertly examines these questions and the intense love and protectiveness of mothers against the backdrop of a deftly constructed suspense flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 26, 2017 Linda Zagon rated it it was amazing review of another edition Kudos to Barbara Sissel, author of THE TRUTH WE BURY for such an exciting and descriptive and entertaining story The genres of this novel are Women s Fiction, Adult Fiction, Mystery and Suspense.The author describes her characters as conflicted and complicated and flawed The story is narrated by the alternating perspectives of two mothers , whose children are about to get married Both families are dysfunctional in many ways and have SECRETS Shea and AJ are engaged to be married in a few Kudos to Barbara Sissel, author of THE TRUTH WE BURY for such an exciting and descriptive and entertaining story The genres of this novel are Women s Fiction, Adult Fiction, Mystery and Suspense.The author describes her characters as conflicted and complicated and flawed The story is narrated by the alternating perspectives of two mothers , whose children are about to get married Both families are dysfunctional in many ways and have SECRETS Shea and AJ are engaged to be married in a few weeks Both mothers find fault with their children s significant other, and are truly not happy about the impending marriage.One of the girls in the Bridal party is found dead in AJ s apartment and all clues seem to indicate that AJ might be responsible AJ has PSTD from being in Afghanistan, and in the past he has made some bad choices and has a temper There is a major problem that no one seems to know where AJ is Is AJ guilty This novel has twists and turns, and some characters are very suspicious There are other murders, and threatening actions that takes the reader on some suspenseful adventure Barbara Sissel brings up questions that are so relevant today How should victims of PSTD be accepted and treated How can family secrets of the past affect family relationships How should a person accused of a crime be treated How do you show acceptance of differences in physical appearances and social status I love the way the author discusses, family, friends, community, secrets, betrayal, loyalty, support, love, hope and and faith This is an amazing and captivating novel that I highly recommend Thank you to Lake Union Publishing, NetGalley and Barbara Sissel for the Advanced Reading Copy ARC for my honest review and opinion flag 4 likesLike see review May 27, 2017 Shalini rated it it was amazing review of another edition I loved this book, finished it in a few hours It s a great book filled with suspense and family secrets where relationships and emotions mix together The story, which starts with the murder of a bridesmaid, tells the tale of two mothers Lily whose son, AJ, is accused of murdering the bridesmaid and Dru, whose daughter, Shea, is AJ s fianc e and his staunch supporter Both the mothers have had a difficult emotional past which have left scars, and this influences their decisions and outlook Ea I loved this book, finished it in a few hours It s a great book filled with suspense and family secrets where relationships and emotions mix together The story, which starts with the murder of a bridesmaid, tells the tale of two mothers Lily whose son, AJ, is accused of murdering the bridesmaid and Dru, whose daughter, Shea, is AJ s fianc e and his staunch supporter Both the mothers have had a difficult emotional past which have left scars, and this influences their decisions and outlook Each mother is trying to protect her own child Lily feels both pain and and love for her son AJ, with whom she has not been able to connect, since his childhood and especially, after his return from the war She struggles hard to prove his innocence Dru, on the other hand, just wants to save her daughter from what she believes to be a grave mistake Barbara s words show the angst which the mothers experience This book is a wonderful play of emotions seen from the point of view of both Lily and Dru There are a lot of twists and turns, a good whodunit and family secrets, which doesn t fail to thrill Barbara s books are always a pleasure to read and she does not disappoint with this book A great Book Club read too Thank you for writing this book flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 24, 2017 Pam rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves net galley Holy Cow This was such a wonderful surprise Two mother s believing in their child and all the disappointments that follow The characters were well written with lots of depth and personality This was a fast paced mystery thriller that I was not able to predict until all was revealed.My thanks to netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for this advanced readers copy flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 03, 2017 Diane Perry rated it it was amazing review of another edition I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review What a fantastic murder mystery It starts with a bang and keeps you interested all the way to the end We begin with a girl s murder and Lily s son in the run Then the lies, deception, and and many secrets are exposed Every character was interesting, and I am also happy to see an author shed a light on PTSD She did an incredible job with that subject Unputdownable flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 13, 2017 Karen McQuestion rated it it was amazing review of another edition Compulsively readable and gorgeously written, Barbara Sissel Taylor s The Truth We Bury had me enthralled from the first page to its stunning conclusion Readers will love the blend of suspense, mystery, and family drama, and book clubs will find much to discuss This is a novel you won t want to miss flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2018 Arwen56 rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves romanzi, lett americana, usa Sarei proprio curiosa di sapere da dove cavolo hanno tirato fuori il titolo italiano di questo thriller Non c proprio nessun parco nel libro e il titolo originale The Truth We Bury Misteri dell editoria flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 01, 2017 Judy Collins rated it really liked it Shelves 2017 releases, barbara taylor sissel, netgalley arc Review to follow flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2018 Caty rated it liked it review of another edition 3,5 starsLa storia raccontata seguendo due punti di vista, quello di Lily, madre di AJ, e quello di Dru, madre di Shea I figli delle due donne stanno per sposarsi nonostante a loro non vada molto a genio questa unione Pochi giorni prima del matrimonio una delle damigelle di Shea viene ritrovata senza vita nell appartamento di AJ e lui sembra scomparso Alla ricerca di risposte le due donne accompagnate rispettivamente dal padre e dalla figlia cercheranno di svelare i segreti che avvolgono qu 3,5 starsLa storia raccontata seguendo due punti di vista, quello di Lily, madre di AJ, e quello di Dru, madre di Shea I figli delle due donne stanno per sposarsi nonostante a loro non vada molto a genio questa unione Pochi giorni prima del matrimonio una delle damigelle di Shea viene ritrovata senza vita nell appartamento di AJ e lui sembra scomparso Alla ricerca di risposte le due donne accompagnate rispettivamente dal padre e dalla figlia cercheranno di svelare i segreti che avvolgono questo orribile delitto.Il punto di vista di Lily mi piaciuto molto, la sua battaglia contro i pregiudizi e le false accuse mi ha commosso Crede ciecamente all innocenza del figlio, ma riconosce di aver fatto degli sbagli e di essersi allontanata da lui Ha momenti in cui dubita di tutto e tutti, persino di s stessa e non si arrende nemmeno quando sembrano non esserci pi speranze.Dru, al contrario, mi ha molto irritato Ho compreso ci che la spingeva a certe conclusioni e anch io probabilmente avrei creduto a determinati indizi, per il suo comportamento non mi piaciuto Vuole proteggere la figlia ma tutto ci che fa giudicarla e non crederle Le sue azioni e i suoi pensieri mi hanno davvero infastidita, non fa nulla di concreto per risolvere il delitto Le sue confessioni sul passato mi hanno fatto provare compassione nei suoi confronti, ma questo sentimento stato in fretta soppiantato da altro Forse sarebbe stato meglio avere solo il punto di vista di Lily o far legare di pi le due donne Ho comunque apprezzato il fatto che nonostante non mi piacesse il personaggio, l autrice sia stata in grado di farmi provare emozioni nei suoi confronti.Riguardo alla trama e al mistero ci sono due cose principali che sento di dover sottolineare La prima che dal primo istante ho capito chi fosse l assassino, non sapevo ancora il movente o come si fossero svolti gli eventi ma ho subito compreso chi fosse stato.Non so se questo sia dovuto alle mie capacit deduttive o ad una scelta in qualche modo banale, ma fatto sta che alla fin fine avevo compreso tutto, uno degli elementi che mi aveva confusa all inizio e che ho compreso bene solo dopo una cinquantina di pagine stata la grande rivelazione legata al movente e, ripensando alla storia, non riesco a comprendere se questa decisione di confondere senza lasciar capire bene un elemento sia stata intenzionale o meno Il secondo aspetto che voglio sottolineare il fatto che nonostante tutto la storia mi ha sorpreso e ha preso svolte inaspettate Non mi sarei mai immaginata alcuni dei colpi di scena e mi ha fatto piacere, per quanto fossero elementi tetri, vedere l autrice assumersi certi rischi.La scrittura molto scorrevole e permette di leggere velocemente il romanzo per arrivare al finale tanto atteso Questo un elemento di forza nei Thriller e sono stata felice di vedere come in un attimo Barbara Taylor Sissel sia stata in grado di ricreare l atmosfera cupa e fredda che mi aveva avvolta e affascinata nel suo primo romanzo.La finestra sul parco un buon libro, lo consiglio agli appassionati del genere e a chi in cerca di una storia che faccia riflettere alla ricerca della soluzione del mistero.Il titolo non ha il minimo collegamento al romanzo, la copertina potrebbe richiamare un aspetto della storia, per davvero non riesco a capire a cosa si riferisca il titolo, non c nessun parco e nessuna finestra che rievochi elementi essenziali per la narrazione Comunque non posso che consigliare i libri di questa autrice flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2017 Debbie rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves ebooks, net galley books 3.5 STARSA gripping story that had you wondering just who was this killer that killed the maid of honor from Shea and AJ s wedding just days before the wedding AJ, a decorated marine with PTSD is the number one suspect The bridesmaid was killed in his apartment and he s missing Opinions of the in laws and of the townspeople play a very big role in this story It s not a cozy little mystery set in a small town outside Dallas There are some very important issues dealt with while trying to find 3.5 STARSA gripping story that had you wondering just who was this killer that killed the maid of honor from Shea and AJ s wedding just days before the wedding AJ, a decorated marine with PTSD is the number one suspect The bridesmaid was killed in his apartment and he s missing Opinions of the in laws and of the townspeople play a very big role in this story It s not a cozy little mystery set in a small town outside Dallas There are some very important issues dealt with while trying to find the killer.I will say this book had me very, very frustrated with these police officers throughout the whole story However, I guess I had the advantage of seeing things that they did not, but it still irked me.This was a suspense mystery dealing with a lot of different emotions that I found very entertaining and was glad that I got the chance to read this book.Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with a free e galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2017 Rachel rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves kindle, net galley read, 2017, thriller 3.5 stars It didn t blow my mind but it was pretty good I had a bit of a reading slump in the middle of reading this so I finished it in 5 days instead of 1 or maybe 2 days I liked the characters and had high suspicions of who was the culprit but I didn t fully figure it out on my own Definitely a few twists in there as well I will look for other books from this author and recommend this to anybody who likes mystery thrillers Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a free digit 3.5 stars It didn t blow my mind but it was pretty good I had a bit of a reading slump in the middle of reading this so I finished it in 5 days instead of 1 or maybe 2 days I liked the characters and had high suspicions of who was the culprit but I didn t fully figure it out on my own Definitely a few twists in there as well I will look for other books from this author and recommend this to anybody who likes mystery thrillers Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 03, 2017 Angela Marie rated it liked it review of another edition Highlights This was a very easy read to get into, though it did not pull me away from any previously scheduled activities because some parts held my interest than others The pacing also varied from slow to fast in different parts of the story I was very eager to read this book given the role of PTSD in military veterans as I am a VA clinical psychologist The author sheds light on how this impacts both vets and their loved ones, with attention to the varying beliefs they can have about l Highlights This was a very easy read to get into, though it did not pull me away from any previously scheduled activities because some parts held my interest than others The pacing also varied from slow to fast in different parts of the story I was very eager to read this book given the role of PTSD in military veterans as I am a VA clinical psychologist The author sheds light on how this impacts both vets and their loved ones, with attention to the varying beliefs they can have about living with this diagnosis She does a good job showing that not everyone who has this diagnosis is going to behave in the same way I wish this would have received attention throughout the book In the end, I was not surprised by the who but I was surprised by the why Explanation of Rating I gave this 3.5 5 stars It was not fast paced throughout the novel but it definitely held my interest Though I liked the characters, they haven t stayed with me and I haven t thought about them much since I swiped the last page on my Kindle Psychology Factors I have already referred to the role of PTSD and the most notable point the author makes is how loved ones perceive it One of my favorite quotes in the book was from a trauma survivor with PTSD, Shea s dad, What s the difference between chronic drinking and chronic fear The only difference is when someone quits drinking you can see the evidence He is trying to convince Shea s mom that he has learned to manage his PTSD symptoms, but like many loved ones who have been disappointed or let down, she is scared to trust him I was very glad to see the commonly experienced points of both the challenge to change and convince loved ones carried out in the plotline Despite my rating of 3.5 5 stars, I do recommend this as a light summer read especially for book clubs and those interested in military, veterans, and psychology Thank you to Net Galley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 16, 2017 Mary Marbear rated it it was amazing review of another edition Thanks to Dennelle at Lake Union for getting me advance review copy of this book I become a huge fan of Barbara when I read Faultlines I didn t think she could top that book Barbara hits this one out of the ball park You meet a group of young girls when one of them is about to get married The live in a small town in Texas, where everyone knows their neighbors Or do they really know them One of the bridesmaids is murdered and the bride Shea husband to be AJ is the lead suspect We me Thanks to Dennelle at Lake Union for getting me advance review copy of this book I become a huge fan of Barbara when I read Faultlines I didn t think she could top that book Barbara hits this one out of the ball park You meet a group of young girls when one of them is about to get married The live in a small town in Texas, where everyone knows their neighbors Or do they really know them One of the bridesmaids is murdered and the bride Shea husband to be AJ is the lead suspect We meet the parents of girls and AJ s family Just when you think things can t get worse they do Long buried secrets come out and effect the present and the future Sometimes we keep secrets from our loved one thinking we are protecting them But what if we really aren t What will the town do when these secrets come to light and cause horrific outcomes You won t want to put this book down I had to make myself not read it in one sitting If you read one book this summer, you must read this book flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 07, 2017 Jenna Patrick rated it it was amazing review of another edition So excited to have received an advance copy of this before its release I loved this book Beautifully written, Sissel s latest work is the perfect emotional storm of family secrets, regret, and revenge The Truth We Bury will keep you guessing until the final shocking reveal, all while making you wonder which of your own little buried truths could come back to haunt you.Highly recommend flag 3 likesLike see review May 14, 2017 Cheryl rated it it was amazing Shelves 2017 read As you can see from all the books I have read by this author, I am a huge fan I love her writing style, which is descriptive and allows the reader to get lost in the story She also has a talent of weaving and interweaving suspense until it ends with a climatic ending I thought, that since I have read so many of her books, that I would be able to figure it out but once again, an ending that I didn t see coming.In THE TRUTH WE BURY, AJ and Shea are getting married in 2 weeks A joyous occasion As you can see from all the books I have read by this author, I am a huge fan I love her writing style, which is descriptive and allows the reader to get lost in the story She also has a talent of weaving and interweaving suspense until it ends with a climatic ending I thought, that since I have read so many of her books, that I would be able to figure it out but once again, an ending that I didn t see coming.In THE TRUTH WE BURY, AJ and Shea are getting married in 2 weeks A joyous occasion for the couple but both mothers have doubts that this is a good match vague not to cause spoiler But it all comes crumbling down when one of the bridesmaids is found murdered in the groom s apartment The police start their investigation but AJ, the groom, goes missing and the evidence they do have, AJ is the main suspect.Only AJ s fiance and his mother don t believe that AJ could do this Or is this just denial A cryptic note is found and another bridesmaid is found murdered A parent s love, is it always unconditional Are secrets and lies truly buried Once again, Ms Sissel keeps the reader glued to the pages that are full of suspense The only negative I had reading this book, since it was an ARC, is now I have to wait patiently for the next novel by this author I highly recommend this book and all of her earlier books and I m sure like me, she will be on your authors to read list.Bravo Ms Sissel Another extraordinary read Previous books read with reviews THE NINTH STEP, THE VOLUNTEER, EVIDENCE OF LIFE, SAFE KEEPING, CROOKED LITTLE LIES, FAULTLINES and THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR flag 4 likesLike see review May 25, 2017 Emily Grimes rated it really liked it review of another edition This was my first time reading a novel by this author, and I cannot wait to get my hands on The story kept me engrossed, and I had no idea what was coming I loved the way the characters were developed, and ended up feeling like I knew them as close friends This novel was an excellent look into the secrets we keep buried, and the impacts they have on our lives I look forward to reading from this author in the future flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 04, 2018 Lia Valenti rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves recensioni_2018 Questo cosiddetto thriller lo avrebbe potuto scrivere anche un ragazzino che frequenta la scuola elementare Banale,stupido,noioso e scontato.Non sono riuscita a capire il perch di un simile titolo dato che non si parla di nessun parco flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2017 Dawn rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2017 This is the second book by Barbara Taylor Sissel I ve had the opportunity to read courtesy of NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing I gave it a 4 star rating As a mother myself, this book grabbed me I know I would do anything for my children as we see in the mothers in this book do There s Lily, mother of AJ, and Dru, mother of Shea AJ and Shea are to be married in just a couple weeks Rather quickly we pick up that neither mother is very fond of their child s choice for a spouse Right from This is the second book by Barbara Taylor Sissel I ve had the opportunity to read courtesy of NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing I gave it a 4 star rating As a mother myself, this book grabbed me I know I would do anything for my children as we see in the mothers in this book do There s Lily, mother of AJ, and Dru, mother of Shea AJ and Shea are to be married in just a couple weeks Rather quickly we pick up that neither mother is very fond of their child s choice for a spouse Right from the beginning we find out that one of Shea s bridesmaids is found murdered The groom is missing and oh, the dead bridesmaid is found in his apartment There s questions and opinions by all as the police try to solve the murder and find the missing groom Is he the killer or another victim I feel I would also struggle as we see Lily, mother of AJ, do She questioning if her son could have done this and if he did, how well she handle it She knows right from wrong but she s also his mom and in her gut she believes he s innocent Both moms just want to protect their child Several other events happen throughout this story as well as secrets kept for too long from too many people and it all comes bubbling up I really enjoyed this story It had just the right amount of family drama and suspense to keep me interested Many thanks again to NetGalley and the publisher for this opportunity flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 21, 2017 Lone Tree Reviews rated it it was amazing review of another edition The Truth We Bury is the story of how an act of violence will bring people together or tear them apart Lily Isley s life seems to be perfect with a rich husband, living in a ritzy gated part of Dallas and having a decorated Marine son named AJ With AJ set to marry the love of his life Shea, it takes a murder of one of Shea s bridesmaids for everything to fall apart Dru Gallagher is the mother of Shea and doesn t care for AJ much due to him having PTSD After running from a ex husband that thr The Truth We Bury is the story of how an act of violence will bring people together or tear them apart Lily Isley s life seems to be perfect with a rich husband, living in a ritzy gated part of Dallas and having a decorated Marine son named AJ With AJ set to marry the love of his life Shea, it takes a murder of one of Shea s bridesmaids for everything to fall apart Dru Gallagher is the mother of Shea and doesn t care for AJ much due to him having PTSD After running from a ex husband that threatened both her and Shea with a gun and having PTSD, the look that AJ gets in his eyes reminds her of what she was running from and fears for Shea s life With a killer on the loose and with Shea fighting for AJ, claiming he didn t murder the bridesmaid or do the things that the police are saying he did It all comes down to a huge family secret and with someone that they never imagined to be in the middle of everything, for everyone to come together in the most unexpected way ever This book was a great thriller that kept me up way past my bedtime to only finished it after only 5 hours of sleep because I had to know who did it and how it was gonna all end As you start to get into this story, you start to question yourself on is AJ really the killer or is it someone else trying to set him up but how it all ended was kinda shocking but perfect for this story I really love books like this one that the Author will draw you into this world on the first page and will keep you thinking about the story long after you finish the book This book truly deserves to be made into a movie just to see it all play out on the big screen Thank You to Barbara Taylor Sissel for writing a great book that made me go to bed late and early to rise just to see how this book will end I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Author I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 09, 2017 Jennifer Higgins rated it liked it review of another edition Just not a favoriteThe story line was okay, but the story telling just lacked some sophistication for me There were also so many characters that it sometimes felt like a chore to keep up with each and what the reader was supposed to remember about their backstories flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    Barbara Taylor Sissel writes issue oriented, upmarket women s fiction that is threaded with elements of suspense and defined by its particular emphasis on how crime affects the family She is the author of seven novels, THE TRUTH WE BURY coming July 25, 2017 FAULTLINES, CROOKED LITTLE LIES, SAFE KEEPING, EVIDENCE 0F LIFE, THE NINTH STEP, THE VOLUNTEER, and THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR.Born in Honolulu Barbara Taylor Sissel writes issue oriented, upmarket women s fiction that is threaded with elements of suspense and defined by its particular emphasis on how crime affects the family She is the author of seven novels, THE TRUTH WE BURY coming July 25, 2017 FAULTLINES, CROOKED LITTLE LIES, SAFE KEEPING, EVIDENCE 0F LIFE, THE NINTH STEP, THE VOLUNTEER, and THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR.Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was raised in various locations across the Midwest and once lived on the grounds of a first offender prison facility, where her experience, interacting with the inmates, their families, and the people who worked with them, made a profound impression and provided her with a unique insight into the circumstances of the crimes that were committed and the often surprising ways the justice system moved to deal with them An avid gardener, Barbara has two sons and lives on a farm in the Texas Hill Country, outside Austin

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  • This review was featured in my Mini Review Monday segmentThis story is narrated from the perspective of two mothers, Lily and Dru, each having a child marrying the other s Lily s son A.J is a military hero and Dru s daughter Shea has experienced a tough life as the child of a single mother with an abusive father While this story may seem predictable to some readers, perhaps even done over many times before, I felt that aspect didn t detract from my journey with these characters There was a c Thi [...]


  • As a mother myself, the premise for this domestic suspense grabbed my attention and I am thankful to Netgalley, Lake Union Publishing and the author for providing me with the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.The Truth we Bury is told from the points of view of two mothers, Lily and Dru, whose children AJ a decorated marine and Shea are about to get married When Shea s maid of honour is found dead in AJ s apartment and AJ is nowhere to be found, he quickly becomes the As [...]


  • What happens when your son is accused of murder and all the evidences seem to point towards him being guilty He is also on the run and nowhere to be seen, do you doubt his innocence or do you keep being adamant that all must be a misunderstanding and he is just a victim This is what The Truth We Bury tries to explore and it does it pretty well with the dual perspective of two mothers the mother of AJ, the man everyone believes to be a murdered, and the mother of Shea, the woman he is supp [...]


  • In this intriguing novel by Barbara Taylor Sissel, the murder of a young girl opens up a Pandora s box of betrayal, lies, and regret All of the evidence points to AJ Isley, a young man with a tainted, violent paste only people who are convinced of his innocence are his mother, Lily, and his fianc e, Shea There are so many layers to this story, as it takes a path as twisty as the Texas Hill Country where the story takes place The Truth We Bury is a great suspense, one which leaves the re In this [...]


  • Barbara Taylor Sissel has done it again, sucked me into an engrossing murder mystery set deep in the heart of rural Texas THE TRUTH WE BURY is a fast paced story loaded with suspense and intrigue that explores the depths people go to protect those they love, no matter their faults, flaws, and secrets It s a page turner of a novel that ll keep you reading straight through A wonderful pick for a book club, too I highly recommend I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.


  • All of my reviews can be found on novelgossip2.5 5I had high hopes for this book, I love a good domestic suspense and the premise for this captured my attention easily I m so torn about how I actually feel about The Truth We Bury, there were parts I liked and parts I didn t at all, so I ll just explain my stance and let you decide what you think.There was something compulsive about this book, I read it really fast and it mostly held my attention The authors writing style was solid and All of my [...]


  • This book was a great murder mystery So many secrets and lies and tons of family drama kept me reading way past my bedtime I loved the characters I felt Lily s pain as she tried to protect her son I felt Shea s excitement about the wedding then her love for A.J while she is defending knowing in her heart he couldn t have killed her bridesmaid It is a wonderful who done it book that keeps you guessing until the end Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC in return for a This b [...]


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