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  • The Truth About Us
  • Dalene Flannigan
  • 10 August 2017

About the Author: Dalene Flannigan

Dalene Flannigan,a Canadian writer, was born in Glasgow, Scotland For many years I thought my parents were teasing me when they The Truth PDF or said, you were born in the rottenrow But, turns out, I was born in the Rottenrow Rottenrow is a street in Glasgow, Scotland, and the address of the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital nicknamed by locals as The RottenrowIt explains so much Her full length plays include Rescuing Elephants and A Mournful Rustling winner of the Playwrights of Spring New Play Award and finalist in The Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest She has written, Unheard Voices an award winning video on Hard of Hearing issues, and, Let s Make it ClearClear Communication and Hearing Loss winner of the Barbara Jordan Media Award She lives in Toronto and is working on a new noveldaleneflannigan.



10 thoughts on “The Truth About Us

  1. Dianne Dianne says:

    They were roommates in college and one event would forever cement them in a secret that could last a lifetime One was strong willed and outspoken, one was loose, wild, and in search of something missing in her life The third would do all she could to blend into the background, but she would be the one with the greatest secret, the secret that would define her very essence.When Jude finds religion, she is compelled to share the secret from so long ago But is it her secret to tell Will this se They were roommates in college and one event would forever cement them in a secret that could last a lifetime One was strong willed and outspoken, one was loose, wild, and in search of something missing in her life The third would do all she could to blend into the background, but she would be the one with the greatest secret, the secret that would define her very essence.When Jude finds religion, she is compelled to share the secret from so long ago But is it her secret to tell Will this secret lighten her soul while dragging others into the pit of despair The three must come together again, Erica with her marital problems, and Grace, the true victim, the true perpetrator of the heinous crime Each has their reasons for or against dragging up the past, but it is Jude s latest fix in her search for love and acceptance that becomes her obsession as the cult she is now part of overtakes her life, mind, body and soul A family must be told of the that fateful night years before and three lives will forever be changed, for better or worse and their bond will be shredded.Dalene Flannigan s THE TRUTH ABOUT US is a dark and brittle tale of mistakes, vengeance and the vows of silence three young women make It is a tale of stretching the bonds of friendship to their breaking point and the purging of one s guilt, no matter the cost to others.Certainly not an upbeat read, Dalene Flannigan has brought her tale to life with characters filled with flaws and personal agendas and concerns The switching of POVs is done brilliantly and the empty feel of each page is almost thick enough to touch There is no happily ever after, but there is finally, truth.Publisher Dalene Flannigan December 5, 2011 Publication Date December 5, 2011Genre Suspense Women s LiteraturePrint Length 176 pagesAvailable from For Reviews More

  2. Literary Chanteuse Literary Chanteuse says:

    A very powerful and emotionally charged story I was moved by the honesty of these characters and lead by the story from page to page completely right from the beginning The writing drew me right in Another awesome book from a Canadian writer.

  3. Donna McBroom-Theriot Donna McBroom-Theriot says:

    What is it about the truth, or for that matter, the secrets, that seem to haunt us until we give in to the need to purge Why is it we think we can cleanse ourselves if we reveal our secrets of the past, no matter the consequences to anyone else Who gives us the right to make this decision Three women, roommates back in college, find their lives forever altered when one of them feels compelled to confess the secret sin of their past The author wrote a fast paced book intertwining the past What is it about the truth, or for that matter, the secrets, that seem to haunt us until we give in to the need to purge Why is it we think we can cleanse ourselves if we reveal our secrets of the past, no matter the consequences to anyone else Who gives us the right to make this decision Three women, roommates back in college, find their lives forever altered when one of them feels compelled to confess the secret sin of their past The author wrote a fast paced book intertwining the past and the present that keeps you on your toes and just when you think you have figured out a secret, another one surfaces Did you hear me Erica I have found Jesus I didn t know he was missing Jude sighed into the phone Dear Grace I know this is out of the blue I need to talk to you Jude has found Jesus and insists that she must now walk the path of truth The characters were interesting and diverse You have Jude, who is a selfish person with a religious obsession There is Erica, whose life is a complete disaster and who has trouble coping with life And, then there is Grace, who like her name, is strong and steadfast My mother tried She painted my bedroom pink and put me in ballet when I was four but even then she knew she had picked the wrong name A Grace should be graceful, should be one of those tiny, sparrow girls who run on tiptoe preparing for the inevitability of high heels Clarity of the book for me came in the final few pages I look back and see how the decisions made in the heat of a moment far outreach that moment The ripples in the water continuously send out ripples I felt the book definitely had a message its reader If I were to choose a book to compare it to, I would choose the Memory Keeper s Daughter Not because of the topic of the book, but because of the similarities in how decisions we make affect the rest of our lives and those around us.You can view additional information at

  4. Catherine Estrada Catherine Estrada says:

    I was pleasantly delighted to enjoy The Truth About Us as much as I did The synopsis is pretty minimal, but definitely intriguing, and the book absolutely went above and beyond my expectations based on the blurb.Grace, Jude, and Erica were friends in college, but have since moved on with their lives in very different ways Except that they all carry a potentially devastating secret from their time as roommates Erica has formed a life and a family, that is currently on a very rocky road Grace I was pleasantly delighted to enjoy The Truth About Us as much as I did The synopsis is pretty minimal, but definitely intriguing, and the book absolutely went above and beyond my expectations based on the blurb.Grace, Jude, and Erica were friends in college, but have since moved on with their lives in very different ways Except that they all carry a potentially devastating secret from their time as roommates Erica has formed a life and a family, that is currently on a very rocky road Grace has embraced activism as a result of her past experiences And Jude has moved from the extremes of drug addiction to the extremes of the fanatically religious In fact, Jude is bound and determined to tell the three women s secrets to the world, in the name of honesty and purity.But at this point, who s secret is it really And what is the benefit of sharing the truth Is it possible that the truth isharmful than the lies that others have constructed The Truth About Us explores these concepts in alternating perspectives, as each of the three women handle Jude s intention to tell in different ways The bonds of old and true friendships are tested, as the women handle this new challenge This book is a fantastic page turner, in part because you want to know so badly what the secret is, and then you desperately want things to work out right I identified most strongly with Grace and Erica both of whom have had experiences and circumstances that inspire massive amounts of empathy Grace in particular has embraced a unique perspective that is alternately appealing and frightening Jude on the other hand I wanted to smack.All in all, I couldn t put this one down, and I highly recommend to fans of contemporary fiction It s a much weightier story than it sounds like, but it s very well worth it

  5. Agnes (BeaderBubbe) Agnes (BeaderBubbe) says:

    My Kindle has thousands of books Upon trying to rearrange some of them I came along this one that I had not finished or reviewed Upon finally completing it, I know why I stopped a good story but quite slow moving about friends with a secret and we know when you hold in secrets they eventually come to light.but I found there was something lacking in the story.cant put my finger on it.anyone else feel the same if you have read this book

  6. Jadaloves Jadaloves says:

    I was absolutely captivated by this book and found myself completely lost in the story The Truth About Us is the story of three college friends, Grace, Erica, and Jude, who are forever bound to each other because of a tragic secret they share But when Jude finds Jesus, she threatens to unravel all of their lives when she is compelled to confess her sins and tell the truth about what happened all those years ago Revealing the secret could mean serious consequences for them all, which prompts E I was absolutely captivated by this book and found myself completely lost in the story The Truth About Us is the story of three college friends, Grace, Erica, and Jude, who are forever bound to each other because of a tragic secret they share But when Jude finds Jesus, she threatens to unravel all of their lives when she is compelled to confess her sins and tell the truth about what happened all those years ago Revealing the secret could mean serious consequences for them all, which prompts Erica and Grace to reunite to try to talk Jude out of her confession.I love how Flannigan creates this story and weaves it together so each woman s lives touches the others even though they really don t talk any From the beginning the mystery about the secret grabs you and will break your heart once revealed When Erica and Jude decide to help Grace their lives are changed forever But what neither of them know is that each of them have kept bits and pieces of their own truth hidden from the other.I can clearly see the evolution of Grace As a child and a young woman she did everything she could to become invisible, despite her awkwardness and her height But after a joking conversation with Erica and Jude, and experiencing the defining moment of her life, Grace shatters the shell and becomes a visible force in the world She produces and directs documentaries highlighting abuse and mistreatment toward women, with no regrets, and no apologies.The kind and carefree Erica from college disappears, and is replaced with a cautious woman who withholds her truth from her husband and family And when she discovers her husband is having an affair, she tries to repair the damage by pretending it doesn t exist She doesn t want to face the reasons why her husband could be stepping out, and she is still not fully prepared to be completely transparent with her husband Jude threatening to tell encourages Erica to finally be truthful with her husband and he doesn t take it well Erica s husband would reach out to her, but then he d pull back again, which I found confusing But I love how Flannigan relates Erica s secrecy and her husband s affair in such a way that each of them have no choice but to try and be understanding of each other Jude is the only character who didn t change much to me In her youth she was abused and molested and in turn was the wild child of the group Jude was unstable, and flitted from one place and person to another And although she found Jesus, in Jude s case it was only trading one unhealthy obsession for another I think when Jude initially found Jesus her intentions were good But it soon morphed into this driving need to lead others into salvation whether they wanted to or not She became quite indignant and self righteous, and her crusade for truth becameabout proving her superiority in Christ than the actual truth In The Truth About Us, Dalene Flannigan shows us how one event can change our lives and stay with us forever She also shows us how one secret and our personal truth can touch the lives of our friends and family, even if they had nothing to do with it It s interesting to see how this one defining moment shaped and governed the rest of their lives, and how it had far reaching effects and consequences beyond that one night The Truth About Us was a smart, heartwarming, and honest story I recommend it to anyone who is into women s literature or anyone who just wants to read a good book

  7. Kim Kim says:

    Great subject idea three estranged college friends hold a deep dark secret One finds it necessary to spill the beans based on some religious ideas she has learned in her recent past This forces the three back together after 15 years, all of them having made very different lives for themselves and now have very little in common I liked the characters well enough though Jude, I think, was supposed to arouseanger and disgust in the reader and that she certainly did I felt a little unc Great subject idea three estranged college friends hold a deep dark secret One finds it necessary to spill the beans based on some religious ideas she has learned in her recent past This forces the three back together after 15 years, all of them having made very different lives for themselves and now have very little in common I liked the characters well enough though Jude, I think, was supposed to arouseanger and disgust in the reader and that she certainly did I felt a little uncomfortable about where the anger regarding Jude was stemming from though which was the lunatic church she was attending I m not sure why the disturbing portrayal of this church bothered me so much as I don t follow any religious faith strictly but nonetheless I was left feeling pretty offended I suppose I d hoped for less of a blanket sized view of religion because of course, not all religious entities have insane ministers who remove their clothing during a service and partake in sexual relations with several of the members Nor do those of faith whom I know get on their knees in public places, crying so hard that they have a snot bubble, screaming out prayers for the sinners around them It became pitiful, Jude s behavior acting on behalf of her church.Overall, I liked the book okay The writing was done well, there was a bit of suspense involvedI d love to leave a better review but it just left me with a bad feeling I read a lot of books and rarely do I focus on menial things unless I feel it was written with a purpose to provoke a certain feeling in the reader I feel like this was done with purpose and if you have any familiarity with my reviews you know that I REALLY don t like religious or political views pushed on me Thus the 3 stars, which for me was pretty generous in a situation like this Sorry, Ms Flannigan, I hate leaving crappy reviews for Indie authors because I understand that reviews are a large part of the key to success for you I just think it s common sense to not to be offensive to specific groups when the hope is to reach a large varied population Just my 2 cents

  8. Books-treasureortrash Books-treasureortrash says:

    Book Review 3 Treasure BoxesA horrendous, life changing event impacts three young college students To protect themselves, they swear to keep it a secret After graduation, they drift apart, each finding ways to escape their past Twenty years later, one of the friends decides the truth must come out, but at what cost This story examines each of their lives, how they have reconciled with the past and how revealing the truth will affect them.The Truth About Us is Dalene Flannigan s second novel Book Review 3 Treasure BoxesA horrendous, life changing event impacts three young college students To protect themselves, they swear to keep it a secret After graduation, they drift apart, each finding ways to escape their past Twenty years later, one of the friends decides the truth must come out, but at what cost This story examines each of their lives, how they have reconciled with the past and how revealing the truth will affect them.The Truth About Us is Dalene Flannigan s second novel, she has also written a couple of plays This book is a drama and it is told in an alternating first person narrative by the three main protagonists Three women who roomed together in college The story takes place about 20 years after they graduated Grace is now a successful, independent woman who makes documentary films about violence against women Erica is struggling with her marriage but loves her two children and is trying to make her life work For Jude, life has been difficult so she turned to drugs, and became an addict, but recently she has found Jesus, This has led her onto a new path and she is putting her life back together.The story was well told and intriguing from the first page Ms Flannigan is a gifted story teller as she baits the reader, slowly releasing facts while drawing us in Each of the characters are well drawn, well rounded people who we care about I found the book hard to put down First I was curious to find out what the secret was, and then once it was revealed I could understand why they wanted to keep it a secret I could also see how the secret impacted each of them and lead to their current lives.The Truth About Us is a standalone book, with a well developed plot and a great ending If you enjoy reading a good story about women, then I recommend this book.forof my reviews go to

  9. Naberius Naberius says:

    This isn t a very long book it s 204 pages However, there s a lot in this story There s the relationship between the three women their past relationship as roommates, and their present lives that are now intersecting There s the issue of Erica and her husband and what s going to happen to their marriage It s about keeping secrets, and how that can change people There were parts that weren t easy to read there are a few pretty ugly things in this book, but I felt they weren t blo This isn t a very long book it s 204 pages However, there s a lot in this story There s the relationship between the three women their past relationship as roommates, and their present lives that are now intersecting There s the issue of Erica and her husband and what s going to happen to their marriage It s about keeping secrets, and how that can change people There were parts that weren t easy to read there are a few pretty ugly things in this book, but I felt they weren t blown out of proportion, or didn t make sense to be in the story.I liked how the author wrote these three women, and the story These characters were so clear that I instantly felt like I knew them I liked the pace, and how I wasn t sure what was going to happen I also liked how I didn t like Jude but I couldn t not read about her kind of like when your eye is drawn to something really ugly or awful I was glad that the author didn t make it so that Jude completely controlled everything In fact, at one point, when Erica stands up to her, I was cheering inside, quietly I don t know if this is a story all readers will like, so I d encourage you to look at the other reviews on GoodReads I was reminded of what I liked in Margaret Atwood s The Robber Bride, another book about 3 very different women who know each other in college, and whose lives intersect again Full review on my blog, Fluidityoftime.blogspot.com

  10. Jessica Jessica says:

    The Truth About Us is a great read About three friends who share a secret one they carry for many years and how that secret affects their lives Dalene writes with such great flow I am shocked that her book is only self published and some smart publisher hasn t snagged her book up Her characters are well written and the story coming to a head when one no longer wants to keep but instead share their secret I enjoyed the book and recommend checking it out A job well done by an author who s fut The Truth About Us is a great read About three friends who share a secret one they carry for many years and how that secret affects their lives Dalene writes with such great flow I am shocked that her book is only self published and some smart publisher hasn t snagged her book up Her characters are well written and the story coming to a head when one no longer wants to keep but instead share their secret I enjoyed the book and recommend checking it out A job well done by an author who s future works I already look forward to

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10 thoughts on “The Truth About Us

  1. Dianne Dianne says:

    They were roommates in college and one event would forever cement them in a secret that could last a lifetime One was strong willed and outspoken, one was loose, wild, and in search of something missing in her life The third would do all she could to blend into the background, but she would be the one with the greatest secret, the secret that would define her very essence.When Jude finds religion, she is compelled to share the secret from so long ago But is it her secret to tell Will this se They were roommates in college and one event would forever cement them in a secret that could last a lifetime One was strong willed and outspoken, one was loose, wild, and in search of something missing in her life The third would do all she could to blend into the background, but she would be the one with the greatest secret, the secret that would define her very essence.When Jude finds religion, she is compelled to share the secret from so long ago But is it her secret to tell Will this secret lighten her soul while dragging others into the pit of despair The three must come together again, Erica with her marital problems, and Grace, the true victim, the true perpetrator of the heinous crime Each has their reasons for or against dragging up the past, but it is Jude s latest fix in her search for love and acceptance that becomes her obsession as the cult she is now part of overtakes her life, mind, body and soul A family must be told of the that fateful night years before and three lives will forever be changed, for better or worse and their bond will be shredded.Dalene Flannigan s THE TRUTH ABOUT US is a dark and brittle tale of mistakes, vengeance and the vows of silence three young women make It is a tale of stretching the bonds of friendship to their breaking point and the purging of one s guilt, no matter the cost to others.Certainly not an upbeat read, Dalene Flannigan has brought her tale to life with characters filled with flaws and personal agendas and concerns The switching of POVs is done brilliantly and the empty feel of each page is almost thick enough to touch There is no happily ever after, but there is finally, truth.Publisher Dalene Flannigan December 5, 2011 Publication Date December 5, 2011Genre Suspense Women s LiteraturePrint Length 176 pagesAvailable from For Reviews More


  2. Literary Chanteuse Literary Chanteuse says:

    A very powerful and emotionally charged story I was moved by the honesty of these characters and lead by the story from page to page completely right from the beginning The writing drew me right in Another awesome book from a Canadian writer.


  3. Donna McBroom-Theriot Donna McBroom-Theriot says:

    What is it about the truth, or for that matter, the secrets, that seem to haunt us until we give in to the need to purge Why is it we think we can cleanse ourselves if we reveal our secrets of the past, no matter the consequences to anyone else Who gives us the right to make this decision Three women, roommates back in college, find their lives forever altered when one of them feels compelled to confess the secret sin of their past The author wrote a fast paced book intertwining the past What is it about the truth, or for that matter, the secrets, that seem to haunt us until we give in to the need to purge Why is it we think we can cleanse ourselves if we reveal our secrets of the past, no matter the consequences to anyone else Who gives us the right to make this decision Three women, roommates back in college, find their lives forever altered when one of them feels compelled to confess the secret sin of their past The author wrote a fast paced book intertwining the past and the present that keeps you on your toes and just when you think you have figured out a secret, another one surfaces Did you hear me Erica I have found Jesus I didn t know he was missing Jude sighed into the phone Dear Grace I know this is out of the blue I need to talk to you Jude has found Jesus and insists that she must now walk the path of truth The characters were interesting and diverse You have Jude, who is a selfish person with a religious obsession There is Erica, whose life is a complete disaster and who has trouble coping with life And, then there is Grace, who like her name, is strong and steadfast My mother tried She painted my bedroom pink and put me in ballet when I was four but even then she knew she had picked the wrong name A Grace should be graceful, should be one of those tiny, sparrow girls who run on tiptoe preparing for the inevitability of high heels Clarity of the book for me came in the final few pages I look back and see how the decisions made in the heat of a moment far outreach that moment The ripples in the water continuously send out ripples I felt the book definitely had a message its reader If I were to choose a book to compare it to, I would choose the Memory Keeper s Daughter Not because of the topic of the book, but because of the similarities in how decisions we make affect the rest of our lives and those around us.You can view additional information at


  4. Catherine Estrada Catherine Estrada says:

    I was pleasantly delighted to enjoy The Truth About Us as much as I did The synopsis is pretty minimal, but definitely intriguing, and the book absolutely went above and beyond my expectations based on the blurb.Grace, Jude, and Erica were friends in college, but have since moved on with their lives in very different ways Except that they all carry a potentially devastating secret from their time as roommates Erica has formed a life and a family, that is currently on a very rocky road Grace I was pleasantly delighted to enjoy The Truth About Us as much as I did The synopsis is pretty minimal, but definitely intriguing, and the book absolutely went above and beyond my expectations based on the blurb.Grace, Jude, and Erica were friends in college, but have since moved on with their lives in very different ways Except that they all carry a potentially devastating secret from their time as roommates Erica has formed a life and a family, that is currently on a very rocky road Grace has embraced activism as a result of her past experiences And Jude has moved from the extremes of drug addiction to the extremes of the fanatically religious In fact, Jude is bound and determined to tell the three women s secrets to the world, in the name of honesty and purity.But at this point, who s secret is it really And what is the benefit of sharing the truth Is it possible that the truth isharmful than the lies that others have constructed The Truth About Us explores these concepts in alternating perspectives, as each of the three women handle Jude s intention to tell in different ways The bonds of old and true friendships are tested, as the women handle this new challenge This book is a fantastic page turner, in part because you want to know so badly what the secret is, and then you desperately want things to work out right I identified most strongly with Grace and Erica both of whom have had experiences and circumstances that inspire massive amounts of empathy Grace in particular has embraced a unique perspective that is alternately appealing and frightening Jude on the other hand I wanted to smack.All in all, I couldn t put this one down, and I highly recommend to fans of contemporary fiction It s a much weightier story than it sounds like, but it s very well worth it


  5. Agnes (BeaderBubbe) Agnes (BeaderBubbe) says:

    My Kindle has thousands of books Upon trying to rearrange some of them I came along this one that I had not finished or reviewed Upon finally completing it, I know why I stopped a good story but quite slow moving about friends with a secret and we know when you hold in secrets they eventually come to light.but I found there was something lacking in the story.cant put my finger on it.anyone else feel the same if you have read this book


  6. Jadaloves Jadaloves says:

    I was absolutely captivated by this book and found myself completely lost in the story The Truth About Us is the story of three college friends, Grace, Erica, and Jude, who are forever bound to each other because of a tragic secret they share But when Jude finds Jesus, she threatens to unravel all of their lives when she is compelled to confess her sins and tell the truth about what happened all those years ago Revealing the secret could mean serious consequences for them all, which prompts E I was absolutely captivated by this book and found myself completely lost in the story The Truth About Us is the story of three college friends, Grace, Erica, and Jude, who are forever bound to each other because of a tragic secret they share But when Jude finds Jesus, she threatens to unravel all of their lives when she is compelled to confess her sins and tell the truth about what happened all those years ago Revealing the secret could mean serious consequences for them all, which prompts Erica and Grace to reunite to try to talk Jude out of her confession.I love how Flannigan creates this story and weaves it together so each woman s lives touches the others even though they really don t talk any From the beginning the mystery about the secret grabs you and will break your heart once revealed When Erica and Jude decide to help Grace their lives are changed forever But what neither of them know is that each of them have kept bits and pieces of their own truth hidden from the other.I can clearly see the evolution of Grace As a child and a young woman she did everything she could to become invisible, despite her awkwardness and her height But after a joking conversation with Erica and Jude, and experiencing the defining moment of her life, Grace shatters the shell and becomes a visible force in the world She produces and directs documentaries highlighting abuse and mistreatment toward women, with no regrets, and no apologies.The kind and carefree Erica from college disappears, and is replaced with a cautious woman who withholds her truth from her husband and family And when she discovers her husband is having an affair, she tries to repair the damage by pretending it doesn t exist She doesn t want to face the reasons why her husband could be stepping out, and she is still not fully prepared to be completely transparent with her husband Jude threatening to tell encourages Erica to finally be truthful with her husband and he doesn t take it well Erica s husband would reach out to her, but then he d pull back again, which I found confusing But I love how Flannigan relates Erica s secrecy and her husband s affair in such a way that each of them have no choice but to try and be understanding of each other Jude is the only character who didn t change much to me In her youth she was abused and molested and in turn was the wild child of the group Jude was unstable, and flitted from one place and person to another And although she found Jesus, in Jude s case it was only trading one unhealthy obsession for another I think when Jude initially found Jesus her intentions were good But it soon morphed into this driving need to lead others into salvation whether they wanted to or not She became quite indignant and self righteous, and her crusade for truth becameabout proving her superiority in Christ than the actual truth In The Truth About Us, Dalene Flannigan shows us how one event can change our lives and stay with us forever She also shows us how one secret and our personal truth can touch the lives of our friends and family, even if they had nothing to do with it It s interesting to see how this one defining moment shaped and governed the rest of their lives, and how it had far reaching effects and consequences beyond that one night The Truth About Us was a smart, heartwarming, and honest story I recommend it to anyone who is into women s literature or anyone who just wants to read a good book


  7. Kim Kim says:

    Great subject idea three estranged college friends hold a deep dark secret One finds it necessary to spill the beans based on some religious ideas she has learned in her recent past This forces the three back together after 15 years, all of them having made very different lives for themselves and now have very little in common I liked the characters well enough though Jude, I think, was supposed to arouseanger and disgust in the reader and that she certainly did I felt a little unc Great subject idea three estranged college friends hold a deep dark secret One finds it necessary to spill the beans based on some religious ideas she has learned in her recent past This forces the three back together after 15 years, all of them having made very different lives for themselves and now have very little in common I liked the characters well enough though Jude, I think, was supposed to arouseanger and disgust in the reader and that she certainly did I felt a little uncomfortable about where the anger regarding Jude was stemming from though which was the lunatic church she was attending I m not sure why the disturbing portrayal of this church bothered me so much as I don t follow any religious faith strictly but nonetheless I was left feeling pretty offended I suppose I d hoped for less of a blanket sized view of religion because of course, not all religious entities have insane ministers who remove their clothing during a service and partake in sexual relations with several of the members Nor do those of faith whom I know get on their knees in public places, crying so hard that they have a snot bubble, screaming out prayers for the sinners around them It became pitiful, Jude s behavior acting on behalf of her church.Overall, I liked the book okay The writing was done well, there was a bit of suspense involvedI d love to leave a better review but it just left me with a bad feeling I read a lot of books and rarely do I focus on menial things unless I feel it was written with a purpose to provoke a certain feeling in the reader I feel like this was done with purpose and if you have any familiarity with my reviews you know that I REALLY don t like religious or political views pushed on me Thus the 3 stars, which for me was pretty generous in a situation like this Sorry, Ms Flannigan, I hate leaving crappy reviews for Indie authors because I understand that reviews are a large part of the key to success for you I just think it s common sense to not to be offensive to specific groups when the hope is to reach a large varied population Just my 2 cents


  8. Books-treasureortrash Books-treasureortrash says:

    Book Review 3 Treasure BoxesA horrendous, life changing event impacts three young college students To protect themselves, they swear to keep it a secret After graduation, they drift apart, each finding ways to escape their past Twenty years later, one of the friends decides the truth must come out, but at what cost This story examines each of their lives, how they have reconciled with the past and how revealing the truth will affect them.The Truth About Us is Dalene Flannigan s second novel Book Review 3 Treasure BoxesA horrendous, life changing event impacts three young college students To protect themselves, they swear to keep it a secret After graduation, they drift apart, each finding ways to escape their past Twenty years later, one of the friends decides the truth must come out, but at what cost This story examines each of their lives, how they have reconciled with the past and how revealing the truth will affect them.The Truth About Us is Dalene Flannigan s second novel, she has also written a couple of plays This book is a drama and it is told in an alternating first person narrative by the three main protagonists Three women who roomed together in college The story takes place about 20 years after they graduated Grace is now a successful, independent woman who makes documentary films about violence against women Erica is struggling with her marriage but loves her two children and is trying to make her life work For Jude, life has been difficult so she turned to drugs, and became an addict, but recently she has found Jesus, This has led her onto a new path and she is putting her life back together.The story was well told and intriguing from the first page Ms Flannigan is a gifted story teller as she baits the reader, slowly releasing facts while drawing us in Each of the characters are well drawn, well rounded people who we care about I found the book hard to put down First I was curious to find out what the secret was, and then once it was revealed I could understand why they wanted to keep it a secret I could also see how the secret impacted each of them and lead to their current lives.The Truth About Us is a standalone book, with a well developed plot and a great ending If you enjoy reading a good story about women, then I recommend this book.forof my reviews go to


  9. Naberius Naberius says:

    This isn t a very long book it s 204 pages However, there s a lot in this story There s the relationship between the three women their past relationship as roommates, and their present lives that are now intersecting There s the issue of Erica and her husband and what s going to happen to their marriage It s about keeping secrets, and how that can change people There were parts that weren t easy to read there are a few pretty ugly things in this book, but I felt they weren t blo This isn t a very long book it s 204 pages However, there s a lot in this story There s the relationship between the three women their past relationship as roommates, and their present lives that are now intersecting There s the issue of Erica and her husband and what s going to happen to their marriage It s about keeping secrets, and how that can change people There were parts that weren t easy to read there are a few pretty ugly things in this book, but I felt they weren t blown out of proportion, or didn t make sense to be in the story.I liked how the author wrote these three women, and the story These characters were so clear that I instantly felt like I knew them I liked the pace, and how I wasn t sure what was going to happen I also liked how I didn t like Jude but I couldn t not read about her kind of like when your eye is drawn to something really ugly or awful I was glad that the author didn t make it so that Jude completely controlled everything In fact, at one point, when Erica stands up to her, I was cheering inside, quietly I don t know if this is a story all readers will like, so I d encourage you to look at the other reviews on GoodReads I was reminded of what I liked in Margaret Atwood s The Robber Bride, another book about 3 very different women who know each other in college, and whose lives intersect again Full review on my blog, Fluidityoftime.blogspot.com


  10. Jessica Jessica says:

    The Truth About Us is a great read About three friends who share a secret one they carry for many years and how that secret affects their lives Dalene writes with such great flow I am shocked that her book is only self published and some smart publisher hasn t snagged her book up Her characters are well written and the story coming to a head when one no longer wants to keep but instead share their secret I enjoyed the book and recommend checking it out A job well done by an author who s fut The Truth About Us is a great read About three friends who share a secret one they carry for many years and how that secret affects their lives Dalene writes with such great flow I am shocked that her book is only self published and some smart publisher hasn t snagged her book up Her characters are well written and the story coming to a head when one no longer wants to keep but instead share their secret I enjoyed the book and recommend checking it out A job well done by an author who s future works I already look forward to


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