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Have you ever read a novel so heartbreaking that it shatters your heart into a million pieces?
Have you ever read a novel so breathtakingly beautiful that it simply takes your breath away?
Have you ever read a novel so raw and confronting that it leaves you utterly speechlees?
Have you ever read a novel so sinister, manipulative and evil that it leaves you questioning everything?
Well we just found it.
Before The Lies is a prequel to the Truth Series.
For all of those who have read the Truth Series we know about Isla and her amazing story.
But what happened prior?
Where did it all begin?
How did Isla evolve?
What was her mother Rosa like?
What did she endure?
The answers are in this amazingly written novel that had us simply captivated from beginning to end.
It’s raw, highly confronting, powerful, heartbreaking, heartwarming, just an amazing read.
It tells a tale of a young girl living in hell and makes the decision to trade her current hellish life to a new one.
It tells a tale of a young girl grasping at anything she can to feel love.
It tells a tale about a girl who goes from one nightmare straight into another.
It tells a tale about hope.
It tells a tale about trust.
It tells a tale about love.
You name it, this novel has it.
Elaine May has given us an absolute gut wrenching read that shouldn’t be missed. Her writing ability and stength had us clinging onto every word read, every page turned. She held us hostage with her beautifully descriptive and in-depth words. We were absolutely flawed by this novel.
To Elaine we say thank you.
Thank you so much for giving Rosa a voice.
Thank you for sharing her story.
Thank you for giving us Before The Lies.
A definite 5 star read.