Author: Rebecca Reid
Publication Date: July 28, 2020


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Writing Quality

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Character Development

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Couldn’t Put It Down

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Intellectual Depth

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Truth Hurts is a domestic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Poppy meets Drew, a rich, charming man, the night she got fired from her nanny job. Drew seems perfect but comes up with a deal that they don’t talk about their past. Poppy happily accepts but doesn’t realize Drew won’t tell her anything even where he grew up. Poppy knows why she doesn’t want to share her past but why doesn’t Drew?

They met while both were on vacation in Ibiza. When they move back home, weird things start happening to Poppy in the house. Poppy starts to wonder what Drew is hiding. Poppy starts to get concerned, but Poppy loves her new life so doesn’t want to jeopardize it.

The Truth Hurts is a mix of Pretty Woman and Gone Girl. The Truth Hurts is so good. I couldn’t put it down. I really liked Poppy even though she made some very shady decisions. I also enjoyed Poppy’s best friend, Gina since she was usually looking out for Poppy. I wasn’t a big fan of Drew because I was always cautious of what he was hiding but that did not make me like the book any less.

I highly recommend The Truth Hurts to thriller fans.

Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Collins/Harper Perennial for The Truth Hurts.

About the author

Rebecca is a freelance journalist. She is a columnist for the Telegraph Women’s section and has written for Marie Claire, the Guardian,, the Saturday Telegraph, the Independent, Stylist, Glamour, the iPaper, the Guardian, Indy100, LOOK and the New Statesman amongst others. Rebecca is a regular contributor to Sky News and ITV’s This Morning as well as appearing on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, LBC, BBC News 24 and the BBC World Service to discuss her work.

She graduated from Royal Holloway’s Creative Writing MA in 2015. She is the author of Perfect Liars, Truth Hurts, Two Wrongs and The Power of Rude.

Rebecca lives in North London with her husband.



2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Truth Hurts

  1. Oh I haven’t heard about this book at all. I am huge into thrillers and I am super intrigued. I always love finding new thriller authors to read. I just looked and my library has it and it’s not too long. I can’t wait to get to this in the future.

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