The Truth Lies Here

The Truth Lies Here

In small town Michigan, Penny, an aspiring journalist, teams up with the nerdy boy-next-door and the town?s star quarterback to find her conspiracy theorist father after he goes missing and several other townspeople turn up dead in the woods. The deeper she digs, the weirder things start to get. Townspeople repeat the same phrases?verbatim. Men in black suits stroll around In small town Michigan, Penny, an aspiring journalist, teams up with the nerdy boy-next-door and the town?s star...

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Title:The Truth Lies Here
Author:Lindsey Klingele
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0062380419
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Truth Lies Here Reviews

  • Alissa
    Sep 06, 2018
    The weather is cooling off (well...sort of), the leaves are beginning to change color, and Pumpkin Spice is reaching epidemic proportions. It is around this time of year when I stop wanting to read fun, beachy stories and begin to reach for those that are more dark and suspenseful. Wit...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Aug 13, 2018
    Penny grew up a bit like Luna Lovegood under the influence of her father, Ike, who writes for one of those conspiracy magazines, that talk about UFOs and bigfoots (bigfeet?). That is until she learns that he doesn't actually believe in any of it and is just trying to make money. After ...
  • Kathy Martin
    Jul 28, 2018
    Penny Hardjoy is spending the summer with her father in Bone Lake, Michigan, while her mother is on sabbatical in Spain. Until she was ten years old, her father was her hero. She went with him on hunts for Bigfoot and loved all of his stories about supernatural creatures. But seeing hi...
  • John Clark
    Oct 04, 2018
    A fascinating, pull-you-in story of a girl who's been exiled for the summer while Mom is far away doing scholarly research. Penny grew up feeling like a partner in crime with her alien mystery obsessed dad...Until she wasn't. The reality crash that hit her when she realized his stories...
  • Thamy
    Aug 05, 2018
    Penny is supposed to spend summer vacations with her distant supernatural journalist father. When she reaches the small town she grew up before the nasty divorce, he is nowhere. She's sure she's been ignored or forgotten because of some unbelievable story but things in town seem too ou...
  • Court
    Oct 04, 2018
    What a strange, fun read. As a cryptid, I want to believe-er, when this book popped up on my shelves, I had to read it. And while the search for the Visitors is a big part of the book, the other story lines of family, and suspicions and truth and lies makes for a very compelling read. ...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    Apr 05, 2018
    Stranger Things, The X-Files and Men in Black make a compelling mix in The Truth Lies Here. ...
  • Mel (Daily Prophecy)
    Apr 19, 2018
    Penny's parents are divorced after she discovered something that destroyed her friendship with her best friend. She gets to spend her vacation time with her father in the small town she grew up, but when she arrives she finds out her father isn't home. At first she believes he is hunti...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Jul 12, 2018
    Penny is back in her hometown of Bone Lake, Michigan for the summer prepared to write her college essay on the decline of the town after the military pulled their major contract causing the local factory to close several years ago. Her dad doesn't show to pick her up at the airport...
  • Jen Ryland
    Aug 17, 2018
    I excited by the premise of The Truth Lies Here: a girl who wants to get into journalism school and has a father who is a conspiracy theorist. Penny Hardjoy (lol - does she sound like a Bond Girl or what?) leaves Chicago to spend the summer with her father in the small midwestern town ...
  • Kimmy
    Aug 28, 2018
    (Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.) I saw this book described as Stranger Things meets Men In Black, which guaranteed that I would read it! I hope to like every book I read, but I...
  • Stacee
    Aug 19, 2018
    When I saw the tag line of ?Stranger Things meets Men in Black? I was 100000% here for it. Sadly, it was fairly disappointing for me. I liked Penny well enough. Her struggle to fit back into a small town life felt realistic and I really enjoyed her tenacity. Dex was sort of ado...
  • Heather Wood
    Apr 08, 2018
    I really dug this book. A little bit strange, but a lot of fun, I kept reading up until the wee hours to see how everything was going to be resolved. The sci-fi angle was written in a way that made the book feel grounded. I loved the main character and enjoyed the mystery as well as he...
  • Trista
    Jun 18, 2018
    This is a great pick for a rainy, dark night when you want a book that has a bit of a creepy factor to it. Or at any time, but it has that definite feel of a dark night read. It was fairly quick to read, fast paced, it kept my interest through the whole book. It did have some twists I ...
  • Amy
    Mar 25, 2018
    Full Review below: Many thanks to EdelweissPlus and the publisher for providing me with an eARC for review. All opinions are my own. This was a strong stand-alone science fiction piece. Especially for those readers who enjoy "classic" science fiction: aliens, bigfoot, sightings,...
  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    Aug 19, 2018
    I just read the first two chapters via the Epic Reads Sneak Peak and HOLY CRAP. Does pre-ordering a book two days before release count as not breaking a book ban? Asking for a friend. ...
  • Miriam
    Nov 09, 2018
    Loved this book! It has such a Stranger Things vibe. So fun! ...
  • Teenage Reads
    Jun 12, 2018
    Plot: Penelope, who prefers the nickname Penny, lost faith in her father, Ike Hardjoy, at ten years old. When she used to believe all the fairy tales he told her, about werewolves, Nessie, fairies, all wandering around the woods waiting to be discovered. When hunting for Bigfoot, and ...
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    Aug 17, 2018
    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!* ?To believe blindly is to get burned, and I was smarter than that now. I knew better.? Along with openly being a love letter to her childhood growing up in Michigan, this book was also a ...
  • Mandy
    Jun 23, 2018
    9/14/18 Review: Oh, look, a highly anticipated read that didn't fail me. Call me impressed. As you can see, my pre-read review was allllllllllllllllll the fangirl feels since the premise was literally alllllllllllll of my buzzwords? I was like, all this book needs is some Bigfoot ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Feb 18, 2018
    Rating: 4.5 Stars A throughly compelling coming-of-age story laced with mystery and a touch of Sci-fi. Confession: I read this one by accident, so it will be quite a while before I post my full review. Until then, know that I only have good things to say about this book. Full ...
  • Jen
    Aug 01, 2018
    ARC provided by the publisher vis Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. 4/5 stars for The Truth Lies Here! I had so much fun reading this book! I'm not going to lie, I requested this book 100% based on the fact that it's set in Michigan. That being said, I could not remember ...
  • Elisha
    Aug 28, 2018
    THE TRUTH LIES HERE by Lindsey Klingele is a young adult, sci-fi novel set in Bone Lake, Michigan. This little town is the last place Penny wants to spend her entire summer, but her mom?s on a sabbatical in Spain and Penny needs quotes from Bone Lake residents for her college admissi...
  • Vanessa
    Nov 10, 2018
    First of all. I felt like parts of this were a love letter to Michigan. Which I'm here for; I'm most prone to homesickness during this time of year (Fall/Winter), and simple things like lakes, Superman ice cream, M66, and such warm my soul. Second and rest of all, this isn't my nor...
  • Robin Bonne
    Nov 13, 2018
    Did anyone else grow up listening to Art Bell and his conspiracy theories about monsters and aliens late at night on the radio? If you did, this book might interest you. Penny?s dad, a conspiracy and cryptid journalist, stumbles onto a dangerous secret and disappears. Penny is co...
  • Marta Barrales
    May 05, 2018
    I must admit that this just hasn?t been the best reading year for me so far. Many of my recent reads have turned out to be disappointing to put it kindly. Sadly, The Truth Lies Here was not the exception. The story follows Penny, she needs a big story to include in her college app...
  • Kitkat
    Oct 09, 2018
    I really liked this creepy book. This book was the perfect Halloween book. The author made it subtle which many thriller books have trouble with. Also that there was more development in characters through the book. Horror books usually focus on the plot than the characters which made m...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Oct 09, 2018
    When Penny thinks of her hometown, she thinks of the local ice cream shop, her childhood crushes and her father, a reporter who specializes in the paranormal. When she was little, she believed in her father and his outlandish claims, but since her parents' divorce and her subsequent mo...
  • Anna
    Oct 09, 2018
    This was so disappointing. I was really in the mood for a mystery in genericville, America. The town of Bone Lake should have felt like its own character, and yet the descriptions of it were bareboned. How hard is it to put in descriptions? Tell me what it looks like from the shades an...
  • Courtney
    Mar 19, 2018
    Y'all. this book was SO good. I didn't get this ARC from a publisher or anything, I actually got it for free from a little indie bookstore in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina while on Vacation because when you buy from them, you can choose to pick out an ARC. This one seemed the most promisi...