Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez.

The Truth About Lies is now live and on sale for just $2.99 for today only!

The second title in the duet, The Truth About Us, will be releasing on September 13th!

You can pre-order it from Amazon now.


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The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet, #1)


Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.


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My Review

My Truths as I Read:

Truth 1: I wasn’t ready for the raw and gritty world that Aly Martinez constructs around her hero and heroine in The Truth About Lies.

Truth 2: I didn’t forsee that the environment surrounding Cora and Penn would be just as villainous as the antagonists who see most people, especially women, as a possession to take and keep.

Truth 3: I didn’t quite understand the paradoxical nature of the title itself or how its meaning would transform two people who hold most of their own truths hostage, finding more comfort in the lies they tell despite the honesty that is embedded in every false statement.

Truth 4: I didn’t know it was possible for a writer to so clearly and vividly portray her characters’ hellish circumstances and the emotional upheaval that breathing alone costs them.

Truth 5: I understood more clearly the fact that there are consequences to the lies people tell and they must answer to them in a way that will either destroy them or set them free in ways they had never thought possible.

My Truths as I Prepare to Read The Truth About Us.

Truth 1: I’m afraid Cora won’t be able to find her way out of the darkness she’s in now that her life has imploded.

Truth 2: Penn’s life was categorically altered four years ago and now with his pull to Cora, I don’t know if he’ll be able to give either of them what they deserve.

Truth 3: The ending of The Truth About Lies just about killed me! Throughout the entirety of the story, Aly Martinez takes readers on twists and turns that we don’t really see coming and when it all comes to a head in the first book’s resolution, it leaves us questioning the author’s sanity as well as our own as we lose ourselves in this riveting and complicated story and the fact that there is still more to reveal…more to endure…more truths and lies to be shared scares the living hell out of me.

My final thoughts focus on Penn’s constant reminder of ‘One in. One out,’ and while its meaning, in my opinion, changes drastically the deeper Penn gets into Cora’s world, I’m left wondering if its new interpretation is something that will remain in tact as Martinez takes readers into part two of the story, or because the dynamics are more than likely going to change, if its altered view will represent something completely opposite to what it first meant?!?!

Only Martinez and her characters have the answer to that question, and I can’t wait for it to be answered.

5 Poison Apples

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Want to pre-order the next book in the duet?

THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2)

Coming September 13

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Author Information

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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