I don’t know what I expected when I opened The Truth About Us by Dalene Flannigan on my Kindle, but I just loved it!
The story is told in three viewpoints of college friends, Jude, Erica and Grace. They are adults now and have little contact.
Jude is a born-again Christian hell-bent on confessing all past sins – to everyone. Her fanaticism is uncomfortable and she believes she is following God when she has sex with her pastor.
Erica just discovered her husband having an affair with the new secretary at work and her marriage is falling apart. Her young twin sons occupy most of her time.
Grace is an independent film maker focusing on battered women who kill their abusers.
Jude plans to confess the truth about the terrible secret the three friends share that happened so many years ago. Luckily she warns them first and they try to get to her before she can follow through with her promise. Erica and Grace agonize over the fact that this secret may be told. Their futures would be in grave jeopardy and many people would be hurt.
The story weaves between past and present and from one woman to another, but is not difficult to follow. I enjoyed the suspense and the ending was unexpected. A good read.