Truly Devious

Truly Devious

Author Maureen Johnson weaves a tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a new series. Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. "A place" he sa Author Maureen Johnson weaves a tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a new series. Ellingham Academy is a fa...

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Title:Truly Devious
Author:Maureen Johnson
ISBN:Truly Devious #1
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  • Rincey
    Jan 12, 2018
    3.5 stars. Was a solid 4 star book for me until that ending. Those last few pages will make it or break it for people Watch my full review: ...
  • Kathryn
    Nov 14, 2018
    Where do you look for someone who?s never really there? Always on a staircase, but never on a stair. Craving a nostalgic mystery complete with crafty plots and a strong female detective? Look no further: Maureen Johnson?s TRULY DEVIOUS has all the Agatha Christie your heart...
  • Tatiana
    Nov 27, 2018
    Updated So I've performed a fit of astonishing perseverance and read the whole book. Was it worth the effort? Not really, but I am at least ready to discuss details with my book club mates. It's not that this novel is bad. I don't think it is. It's an ok mystery, with historical ...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Feb 07, 2018
    I really enjoyed Truly Devious, but it wasn?t a complete story. There?s not a single story arc in this book that comes to a conclusion, and that?s frustrating as hell. The book simply ends mid plot. I should have known better because the same thing happened with the Shades of Lon...
  • Dayla
    Jan 06, 2018
    I received an advanced reader copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review WHAT DID I JUST READ?! How did that ending happen? Vague answers, hints at something conclusive, but left with almost...nothing? I?m so confused and kind of pissed off. What did I just read? Was I tr...
  • Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)
    Nov 28, 2018
    People say this is really good, it'd better be. I'm always a bit skeptical with murder mysteries because I usually guess the killer pretty early, but let's see how this one goes. ...
  • Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)
    Jun 19, 2018
    That cliffhanger though ...
  • Jen Ryland
    Sep 24, 2017
    lol is this the longest synopsis ever???? UPDATED: I think they shortened the synopsis a little? I read this and there were definitely things I enjoyed, like the whole Ellingham mystique. But I'm sort of concerned about where things are going. And that reveal at the end was not ...
  • Stacee
    Dec 11, 2017
    4.5 stars I am a huge true crime fan, so I was all over this story. Love love loved Stevie and this cast of characters. She?s smart and maybe a bit odd and socially awkward, but I loved being in her head. The rest of the cast is just as equally intriguing and I immediately did...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Jul 24, 2018
    ?There was something there. She could feel it. Stevie had no fears of the dead. The living, however, sometimes gave her the creeps.? this book took me so surprise! I rarely read mysteries/thrillers, not really sure why. They just never appeal to me. But Truly Devious caught m...
  • Michael
    Sep 25, 2017
    I didn't know this would have a sequel I AM SHOOK. With most books that switch back and forth between timelines, there is usually one I like more than the other. That wasn't the case here. Between present day and the past, we were presented TWO intriguing murder mysteries to solve. Tho...
  • Kassidy
    Jan 18, 2018
    Um what?!?! I need book 2 right now. The end was such a teaser, things were just starting to come together. I need answers! Haha ...
  • Lily ☁️
    Apr 02, 2018
    This book was intriguing. That cliffhanger, though? Not so much a cliff as a gentle slope. (rtc) Blog Bloglovin? Tumblr Instagram * me: I don?t read books with sequels that I?ll have to wait more than a year for, do I look like I enjoy torturing myself? me [act...
  • jessica
    Jun 07, 2018
    i swear, there is no better feeling in the world than getting to a big reveal in a murder mystery and being able to shout, ?I KNEW IT!? maybe that makes the story too predictable and easy, but wow, what a confidence boost and what an enjoyable book! for a plot revolving around a...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    May 11, 2018
    I enjoyed this, but I feel like the audiobook was definitely the wrong way to go for me. It was too hard for me to keep details straight and I was mostly just confused. Definitely going to re-read this one in physical form before the next book comes out so I can be better prepared! ...
  • Peter Monn
    Jan 30, 2018
    Omg!!!!! So good. But the ending. Literally screaming out loud. My full review will be on my booktube channel at ...
  • Stephanie Anze
    Feb 07, 2018
    2.5 stars Stephanie (aka Stevie) Bell just been admitted to the prestigious Ellingham Academy. Ellingham is a different sort of school where tuition is free, learning is a game and everyone learns at their own pace. Being a true crime junkie, Stevie is set on solving the kidnapping ...
  • Emma Giordano
    Feb 03, 2018
    I LOVED THIS BOOK. If you need a new YA mystery novel, this is the one for you! Truly Devious totally took me by surprise. I had no idea I would love this book as much as I did! Cw: murder I loved our main character, Stevie. I wish this book existed in high school so that I co...
  • Laura
    Jun 30, 2016
    Schools may be famous for many things: academics, graduates, sports teams. They are not supposed to be famous for murders. Albert Ellingham created a school that knows no limits. He wanted learning to be a game for those who attended. Tuition is free and everyone learns at their ow...
  • Erin
    Mar 09, 2018
    3.5 Stars I don't think I'm suppose to like this book. I mean I should like it and I did like it but I don't know why I liked it. The plot sounds great Stevie is a True Crime fanatic (something we share in common) who's bookcase is filled with the great detective novels, such as...
  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    Jan 31, 2018
    A well-written mystery that clearly has more to offer, but chooses to unwisely save it for its subsequent sequels. ...
  • April
    Feb 18, 2018
    That cliffhanger though. ...
  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
    Apr 22, 2018
    Ughhhh cliffhangers are the worst I really enjoyed reading this, I have more questions than answers right now, and I need the next book ASAP pls I really loved the setting and Ellingham Academy and the flash backs were a brilliant touch! ...
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  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Nov 11, 2018
    I?ve tried this one on three separate occasions and it?s just not working for me. I think it?s just my fault and not the book?s; I?m not connecting and keep putting it down to read other things. On to the next! ...
  • chandler ainsley ❁
    Aug 30, 2018
    a main character bold enough to knock herself unconscious when her anxiety gets to be too much this book was much better than i was expecting, thank the fucking lord. i've read a couple of maureen johnson's other books and haven't ever been very impressed. this one kind of changed m...
  • may ❀
    Aug 14, 2018
    THIS WAS GOOD THIS WAS REALLY GOOD IM VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THIS BOOK AND ITS MYSTERY (especially since i literally went into this book knowing nothing about anything bc who reads the synopsis?? not me) AND I NEED BOOK 2 BECAUSE HOW DARE IT END LIKE THAT AND NOT GIVE ME THE ANS...
  • Alaina
    May 21, 2018
    I HATE CLIFFHANGERS PEOPLE! So when I went to the bookstore and saw this book I didn't even second guess when it landed in my hands and I handed over money like a robot buying books. It's like I woke up from my haze the next day and had no idea how many books I bought. I should prob...
  • Fuzaila ~ is on hiatus
    Mar 06, 2018
    What the actual f*** was this??? ???? I wasted a whole night before an exam on this book which ended nowhere???? I'm pissed and I donot usually become pissed. ?? ---------------------- review to come if i survive my pissed-y state by passing my exam and gobbli...
  • Beverly
    Mar 10, 2018
    It took me a whole to warm up to this murder mystery, but the ending is so danged good I can't wait for the second in the trilogy. Why is everything a trilogy !!!?? Teen super sleuth Stevie gets into the elite Bellingham Academy on her letter alone which is about how much she wants ...