Friday, October 23, 2015

Book Review: The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong

The Masked Truth
Author:  Kelley Armstrong
Publisher:  Doubleday, 352 pages
Publication Date:  October 13, 2015

From Goodreads:
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.

This book.  INTENSE.  I could not put it down.  These characters.  My heart broke for them.

Such an excellent combination of action and character development.  And just when I thought I knew where it was going, it went somewhere else.  In all honesty, some of the things that happened were pretty implausible but I just went with it.

Riley and Max…loved loved loved them together.  Max was absolutely adorable and sarcastic and I just wanted to give him a hug.  Reading from his POV was eye opening and made me really think.

The ending…quite perfect and after all of the death and violence, I really needed it.

Posted by:  Pam


  1. Really sounds amazing. Adding this to my TBR ASAP!

  2. This sounds like quite an intense read. I have seen so many books by this author but never picked one up. But this one sounds like one I would really enjoy.

  3. So glad you loved this too! I couldn't put it down either and agree that it was the perfect blend of everything. And I did NOT expect where the story went either but I think ti was perfect! So so good!

  4. Riley and Max are EVERYTHING. I love them so much. <3 Glad you enjoyed this one! It was so intense - I never wanted to put it down!