Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for.
Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn’t dare reveal.
The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with “issues.” But that’s exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage.
The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree.
Riley and Max know that if they can’t get out, they’ll be next—but they’re about to discover that even escape doesn’t equal freedom.
Gah! How do I review this amazing thriller without giving anything away! Okay, okay, okay. Here goes:
Kelley has never written anything that I haven’t just absolutely loved, regardless of genre or age group. She is, by far, my favourite author. Period. So I had a sneaking suspicion I was going to like The Masked Truth. And I did.
This book just sucked me right in. It was another book I basically read in one sitting. (Isn’t it GREAT when that happens?) I loved everything about this book. There was nothing that disappointment me.
I actually think this was some of Kelley’s most solid and diverse writing. The way she writes Riley and Max just blew my mind (especially Max, but that’s all I’m saying on that). The way she dealt with his diagnosis and the way it factored into the main plot was perfection.
This was definitely a suspenseful read and even when I thought I had things figure out, I didn’t. And those are the best kinds of suspense novels. The ones that keep you guessing right until the end.