Wednesday, September 23, 2020

To Tell You The Truth by Gilly Macmillan

Lucy is a popular author and one with a history.  Her little brother disappeared when he was three when he was with her.  He has never been found, and they suspected her.

Lucy also has an imaginary childhood friend, Eliza, who has made herself famous in Lucy's books and who Lucy hears talking to her and giving her advice even today. 

But...Eliza has run her course, and Lucy takes her out of her newest novel.

Was that a wise decision?  Lucy finds out it is not a good idea because her agent won’t accept the new book with Eliza missing.

Lucy has a bossy, domineering husband who bought her a house in the same area where her brother disappeared with "her" money.  He has none of his own...he is a has been author and controls her finances, but then he disappears.

When her past is uncovered, the police question if Lucy could be responsible for his disappearance too?

The book follows Lucy in her childhood and tells about the disappearance of her brother and her life now in a huge house she didn't want to be in and especially when she isn't sure what Dan was up to with buying the house and with other things that occur.

When these things happened, Eliza was always there with advice.  Was Eliza really talking to Lucy or was it her imagination?

The book has a slow build up, but once Dan, her husband, disappeared, the tension kept the pages turning. 

I didn't like Dan at all - he was a bit shady and definitely jealous of his wife's success.


TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH is a page turning, emotional read with twists and surprises you won’t see coming.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Have you read this book?

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I'm not usually drawn to "emotional reads," but this one sounds good. And Dan sounds like a jerk.

    1. Dan was a pain. :)

      Thanks for your comment, carol.

  3. I LOL'd when I read the pace picked up once the husband disappeared :)

    1. :) :)

      I'm glad I made you laugh. :)

      Thanks for your comment, Mary.

  4. I can’t wait to read this one.
    Great review.

    1. Thanks, Linda.

      I hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for your comment.

  5. I recently downloaded this book, and can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing.

    1. ENJOY when you read it, and thanks for your comment, Laurel.