Sunday, May 17, 2015

{Review} Two Truths and a Lie (PRG Investigations #1) by Ashley Stoyanoff

One year ago, I became a missing person. I left everything behind—family, friends, school. It seemed like a good idea at the time. My only option, really, until I realized running from a police officer isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

It’s been exactly three-hundred and sixty-five days since I left home, but I’m finally ready to take the step I should have taken a year ago. I’m done hiding. I’m done running. I’m going to take my life back.

It was supposed to be easy. A meeting with Jason Pierce, a private investigator, was set up for me. All I had to do was go to him, let him do his thing, and then I could go home, or so I thought.

That is, until I met Jason and things got … complicated.
(Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook, Published February 28th 2015 by Ashley Stoyanoff Books. Source: ebook provided via Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review

{Rating} 4/5 - I really liked it!


I was hooked from the first moment Elena and Jason meet. The first meeting is bad, then it gets worse. But it's funny. It's worth the cost of the book just to read about that second meeting.

I liked Elena. She survived a horrific relationship, she's been betrayed, and allowing herself to trust someone after that is understandably difficult. She knows the cost of choosing wrong. I appreciated her bravery, trying to get back all she'd lost, facing things head on. I enjoyed her evolution over the course of the story, from terrified and alone to strong and independent, surrounded by people who love her.

Jason is just as messed up as Elena in a way. He understands where she's coming from. He's uber-protective, after that terrible first meeting of course, determined and stubborn, a bit of a sweetheart and it's adorable how happy he is when he makes Elena happy.

While Two Truths and a Lie was absorbing - I didn't want to put it down - when I finished reading it and thought back about the story I found myself wishing there had been more depth. More about the characters, more about her relationship and how it changed her. Two Truths and a Lie was the first novel I've read from Ashley Stoyanoff but it won't be the last.

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