The Masked Truth by Kelley ArmstrongThe Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong

The Masked Truth

byKelley Armstrong

Hardcover | October 13, 2015

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Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for.
     Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn't dare reveal. 
     The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with "issues." But that's exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage. 
     The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree. 
     Riley and Max know that if they can't get out, they'll be next--but they're about to discover that even escape doesn't equal freedom.
KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the New York Times bestselling author of, among other titles, the Otherworld series for adults, and the Darkest Powers (The Summoning,The Awakening and The Reckoning); Darkness Rising (The Gathering, The Calling andThe Rising) and Age of Legend (Sea of Shadows, Empire of Night and the forthcomingForest of Ruin) tril...
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Title:The Masked TruthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.51 × 5.84 × 1.15 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385684754

ISBN - 13:9780385684750

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A.MAZ.ING This book is overwhelmingly realistic and it dragged me in until I was finished. The characters are so well developed that you can FEEL their pain and how they feel. I was actually able to understand the feelings of the characters instead of having to be told how the characters feel, I LOVED IT!!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Masked Truth and Drama ! This book was very interesting. It started off one a great note and ended on a great note, a bit in the middle was muddled and boring however. I really enjoyed Riley the main character, she was fierce, feisty, flawed, understandable and encouraging. Max the other main character suffers from schizophrenia, and this is where it gets very interesting but also can be confusing. I enjoyed that from his point of view you were struggling to find the truth in the reality, but sometimes it just became too much. It was a fast read, and definitely had you hooked with the plot points of death, destruction and the whodunit
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read This is a unique stand alone from Kelley Armstrong. It is different from any of her other books I've read but it is equally well written. Once I got into it I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read I read this book awhile ago, but it has really stuck with me. I'm a very big fan of Kelly Armstrong and was super excited when this book came out. It's very different from a lot of her other books in the fact that there is nothing supernatural about it. Due to that fact I kept forgetting who had written it lol. Great book, definitely worth the read!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After The Masked Truth is a thought-provoking thriller, one which will appeal to those who crave action and mystery, but appreciate a challenging plot at the same time. Reasons to Read: 1. A sensitive approach to mental health: I'm happy to see more books that tackle the subject of mental health, but I'm even happier to see books which are sensitive to the experiences of people who experience mental health issues. The Masked Truth is particularly good at this, while featuring a number of characters with various mental health diagnoses, yet treats them as respectfully as they should be. Their struggles are acknowledged and readers are given just a hint of some of the internal struggles one might experience. 2. A complex, engaging mystery: I thought I had figured out what twists there would be in the story fairly early on, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I was wrong and the book wasn't as easy to figure out as I originally believed. The plot takes quite a few turns in different directions, which is important. I like a mystery that keeps me guessing for the length of the book. There were a few aspects of the storyline that I had a harder time with because they seemed too unlikely to be believable. They felt a little too convenient for the plot which made them feel forced and disrupted the flow of the story and left me with quite a few questions when I had finished reading. While the mystery was good, it didn't feel like it was wrapped up in a satisfying way. But the real strength of The Masked Truth is its characters. I loved Riley and Max, both so different from each other and different from me. Even while struggling with incredibly difficult circumstances, all of the characters felt lifelike and genuine. I cared about their stories and what happened to them. And their relationships developed naturally, in a way that seemed very authentic. Review copy received from Penguin Random House Canada for review; no other compensation was received.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indigo Staff Pick Riley Vasquez witnessed the couple she was babysitting for get murdered. Max Cross has been diagnosed with a life altering diagnosis. Both of them have a lot to work through when they arrive for a group therapy weekend for troubled youths. But then everything goes wrong when the group gets taken hostage and held for ransom. Now Riley and Max need to stick together and find a way out alive - all the while trying to keep their personal demons in check. This book is Amazing! The suspense, and mystery was just next level, I had absolutely no idea how things were going to end. I loved this book! One of the best YA books I’ve read this year, a total must read
Date published: 2015-09-20

Editorial Reviews

"Action-packed suspense from beginning to end." —Kirkus Reviews

"[A] terrifying thriller where suspense and psychological horror serve as perfect counterpoints to themes of forgiveness and growth. . . . Masterful storytelling . . . overflowing with twists."
Publishers Weekly, starred review