The Truth

Paperback | January 27, 2016

byJeffry W. Johnston

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I tied you up because I need you to listen," Derek says. "Focus.""Please? W-what do you want from me?""The truth," he says. "About what happened the night my brother died." He reaches for my left hand. "If I think you're lying? " With his other hand, he flourishes a pair of flower cutters. Curved. Sharp. And he smiles.When Chris wakes up in a dark basement tied to a chair, he knows that he's trapped-and why. Eight nights ago a burglar broke into Chris' home. Eight nights ago Chris did what he had to do to protect his family. And eight nights ago a 13-year-old runaway bled to death on his kitchen floor.Now Derek wants the truth about what happened that night. He wants proof his little brother didn't deserve to die. For every lie Chris tells, he will lose a finger. But telling the truth is far more dangerous? A riveting, edge-of-your-seat thriller from Edgar Award-nominated author Jeffry W. Johnston that explores the gray area between what is right and what we'll do to protect the people we love."

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I tied you up because I need you to listen," Derek says. "Focus.""Please? W-what do you want from me?""The truth," he says. "About what happened the night my brother died." He reaches for my left hand. "If I think you're lying? " With his other hand, he flourishes a pair of flower cutters. Curved. Sharp. And he smiles.When Chris wakes...

Jeffry W. Johnston has published about thirty-five short stories and more than two hundred articles. His first young adult novel, Fragments, was an Edgar Award nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers selection by YALSA. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife and their teenage son. Visit him ...

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Fragments
Fragments

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.86 × 5.87 × 0.69 inPublished:January 27, 2016Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1492623202

ISBN - 13:9781492623205

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good! Great book! It was a lot better than I was expecting. I originally got it thinking it would be a good way to pass the time, but it was so good I had to stop myself from finishing it in one go! The way the story was told in 'then' and 'now' was awesome and keeps you wondering exactly what happened. I loved the ending! Very unexpected.
Date published: 2016-11-03