The Masked Truth by Kelley ArmstrongThe Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong

The Masked Truth

byKelley Armstrong

Paperback | October 11, 2016

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Now in paperback, the new heart-stopping suspense thriller from #1New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

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 and The Rising) and Age of Legend (Sea of Shadows, Empire of Night and the forthcoming Forest of Ruin) t...
Title:The Masked TruthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.23 × 5.49 × 0.92 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385684770

ISBN - 13:9780385684774


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book A YA novel that's not a "coming of age", dystopian OR romance? AWESOME-SAUCE! This book does for mental-health stigmatization what To Kill A Mockingbird did for racism. I am well aware that is a bold statement - and I stick to it. Armstrong takes a sensitive topic and brings it out in the open without being preachy or harsh. I loved the internal dialogue Max has with himself throughout the book, unsure if the voice is his or his illness. We all have an internal voice and this made the character with a serious mental illness relatable. Kelly Armstrong writes strong, relatable characters (female and male) and her research into schizophrenia, anxiety and depression is evident in this thriller.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT I have never read anything like this book before it was a wild ride of twists and turns that got you genuinely invested in the story. Armstrong also did an amazing job creating these characters. With the kind of mental illnesses they were facing there were so many ways it could go wrong. but she managed to bring awareness to difficult topics while highlighting them in a way no one's ever done before AND write an amazing story at the same time. This is a super interesting read full of different perspectives. Reading through the reviews i noticed a number of people didn't like the twists and turns in this story. Just to add my two cence but i belive not only does it make it intresting but it also is neccessary to show case the main characters state of mind.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sort of a mess It was okay to start but the ending was not very good. That is why it lost stars. Without giving away too much, the bad guys are trying to take out one character. But no.... they are trying to take out two characters (because of a evil dad) wait...they are trying to take out three characters (because of an evil stepmom). That is where the story gets silly and lost stars. It was okay to begin with (three stars), but then just became stupid.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from :] I was surprised by how good the story was. I personally thought it would have been better to not hear Max's perspective. However the story had a lot of different surprising twists that kept you guessing until the end. Surprisingly impressed.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Kelley Armstrong did it again! She kept me on the edge of my seat, wanting to read more. If you haven't picked this novel up yet, do yourself a favour and pick it up today.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Masked Truth While not terrible, I found the story to be rather convoluted. I've only read Kelley Armstrong's supernatural books previously and I think I shall stick to those.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read My tween just read this book and really enjoyed it. She now wants to read it to me so she can read it again. She liked the suspense and characters as well as the storyline. I heard from friends on Instagram, that Kelley Armstrong is a great writer so we are looking forward to reading more books by her.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing for Kelley Armstrong I quite enjoy Kelley Armstrong (especially the Women of the Otherworld series), but this book was trash. It required WAY too much suspension of belief required to even moderately enjoy the story; overall, it totally unsatisfying for what could have been a big YA win based on the lack of the mystery/thriller sub genre.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I loved this book from beginning to end, it was a little predictable at times but it did have some surprising twists. It was like a criminal minds episode in a book, I thought everything came together nicely in the end.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I couldn't get into this book This book had a really good start, but the farther I got into it the more repetitive and confusing it became..I would've given this more stars if I had read the whole thing, I was reading it for my isu and had to change the book because this wasn't a good isu book. I think if I read it more and wasn't so impatient with this book that it would have been better..I'll probably try reading it again
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it #plumrewards. Awesome read!! Could not put it down!!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read This was a really wonderful and suspenseful addition to my Kelley Armstrong collection. I honestly couldn't put this one down and it made me feel more understanding of people who suffer from mental illness that I have not had much exposure to. It was a really cool view into the brain of someone who isn't like me and I appreciated being taken outside of the box. I highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic page turner! I couldn't put this book down and read it over a few nights. The plot was great. It was fast-paced and a pleasure to read. Loved the characters even if some of Riley's thinking was a bit repetitive - but maybe that's what happens if you have PTSD. Anyhoo I think Kelley Armstrong did a great job of writing a riveting story and being sensitive around mental health issues. Well worth a read.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique Different from Kelley's other series, but it is not less enjoyable, fun and exciting. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must Read I'm not usually one for murder and suspense, but this was amazing. you literally cannot stop reading.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different This is definitely unlike any other Kelley Armstrong books. A little harder to get into than most but once it got going it was hard to put down. Its a good stand alone novel.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OK I am an avid kelley armstrong fan and have read a good chunk of her work, this book for me, was not like her stuff. I found the opening very slow to establish what was going on and I couldn't like any of the characters. I did read the book the the end, but I wasn't satisfied. and I am thankful this is a stand alone book.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from solid read The begining of this book is a bit slow but once the sotry starts to come together you cant put it down
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great individual novel I am a avid Kelley Armstrong reader/collector, so when this came out I purchased right away and read. It was interesting. Unlike her other novels. This is a stand alone book. Kelley is known for her suspenseful series, and this stand alone doesn't disappoint. it worth the read. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-03

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

From the Hardcover edition.