Review: The Whole Truth by Jody Wallace ★★★★★

The Whole TruthThe Whole Truth by Jody Wallace
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: TBD
Publication Date: October 31st 2013
ISBN: 9781619218079
Page Count: 350
Rating: ★★★★★
Review Copy: ARC
Reviewed by: Lynsey
Buy Link: AMAZON
Synopsis: Cleopatra Giancarlo is different from your average twenty something career girl. For one thing, she knows when people lie because she can see the truth in their shadows. For another, she doesn’t use her power for good. Or evil. After repeated failures to help others, she mostly just uses it to get deals at Bloomingdale’s. She fears what the government would do if they discovered her ability, yet she longs to find out if there are people like her out there. If there’s anything more she could be.

She gets her wish when two strangers whisk her away from her old life and introduce her to the world of suprasensors. John Arlin and Samantha Grooms represent an organization called YuriCorp, one of many privately-owned firms that employ supras like Cleo to increase their profit margin. Any of these firms would be thrilled to have Cleo on staff, and their methods of recruitment aren’t always friendly.

But even in the world of supras, Cleo doesn’t get to be normal. Her new boss wants her to go undercover and seek traitors in the company ranks. Her new friends know what she can do and how to work around it. And her new assignment might end up with her in a coma–-or worse.


REVIEW

An Indie well worth investigating!

I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth in this review. And the truth is that I'm going to stalk this author, at knifepoint if necessary, until she writes me a second book, because I need more!

Oh, there was so much good here I don't know quite where to begin. Shall I tell you about how I instantly fell in love with the main character, Cleo? How her personality jumped right off the page? Or perhaps I should mention how I've never read anything quite like her supernatural ability, to read lies though a shadowy mask only she can see? No, no, hang on...I'm going to tell you about how the characters were so interesting and real, even if they weren't always likeable. And how the author managed to completely hoodwink me about a few of them and change my opinion from one polar extreme to other throughout the course of the book. And how the plot was entertaining throughout, with the possibility of more to come from one particular character that has me positively salivating for more!

To be honest, there was really only one area of the book that I was unsure on, and that's why people with such unique abilities would use them for...corporate management. I mean, it's quite funny when you think about it, and ended up lending itself really well to the plot, but I'm not sure I ever fully understood why that was the case. Having said that, if they'd used their abilities to become, say, badass super-secret spies, then perhaps this book wouldn't have been the unique, highly entertaining and memorable read it was. And ultimately, I wouldn't change anything about it, and that's why it's a 5 star-read for me!

To sum up, Jody Wallace is now officially on my author radar. If you like memorable characters and great storytelling, I suggest you grab this little nugget of a book up ASAP, because it's one not to be missed!

5 Stars ★★★★★
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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