Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Walker Co. (Bloomsbury)
Release Date: October 2010
The Story: (from the back cover) On the surface, Emily Meckler leads the perfect life. She has three best friends, two loving parents, and the ideal setup at the Connecticut prep school where her father is the headmaster. But below the surface, Emily is suffering from devastating nightmares about either fire or water, and nobody knows why. When the enigmatic Del Sugar enters her life, Emily is immediately swept away, but her passionate relationship with Del is just the first of many things that aren't quite what they seem in Emily's life.
My Review: I was immediately captivated by this story. Jessica Warman's writing style is fluid and very easy to follow. I felt the characters were very believable and could've been people I know. I absolutely adored Emily's friend Renee. The child of a very rich, drug addicted Hollywood figure, she turned out to have more compassion and understanding than most people. Emily's seemingly "perfect" family turns out to be as imperfect as the rest of us. Turns out they have hidden huge events from Emily which all begin to unravel throughout the book. You will find yourself reading faster and faster. All in all a very compelling read. I highly recommend it for teens and adults alike.