Truth Hurts is the second book from journalist Rebecca Reid. When children’s nanny Poppy is suddenly sacked by her overbearing employer in the middle of their summer holiday in Ibiza she finds herself penniless at a bar at the side of the road. With nothing more than the clothes she is wearing – and her employer’s heels – she can’t even think about affording a flight to get home. As she chats to a stranger called Drew in the bar they instantly feel a connection and within days have fallen in love with each other.
As Poppy and Drew become more serious he suggests a pact where they never have to talk about their previous lives before they met. Poppy has her own secrets to hide so she is keen to accept this agreement. It is only when they return home to England and their new home together that she starts to wonder what Drew wants to hide so badly.
As Poppy becomes more and more suspicious we learn a little more about the secrets in her past. It is only as the book draws to its explosive end that we discover the truth about Drew and how well suited they are to each other.
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UK Publication date: Aug 27 2019. 369 pages.
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