Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore is such a quick, engrossing read, and it would be perfect for taking to the beach! There wasn't actually too much mystery or suspense in this novel in my opinion, but it did have a little bit of suspense and I loved the inclusion of all the different characters, especially the group chapters titled ‘The Squad,' which is the mom group as whole I really like when authors use viewpoints like this, and it made the book evenfun I loved almost all of the characters in the book, and I always appreciate when that is the case There are some that are not so nice, but overall most are likable, and it was very refreshing.I listened to the audio while following along in the book, and I highly recommend doing the audio for this one The narrator was Courtney Patterson and I think she did such an amazing job voicing all the different characters There are a lot of viewpoints but even with the same narrator I wasn't ever confused Two Truths and a Lie is also filled with drama and I would put it in the women's fiction/neighborhood drama/family drama categories as opposed to mystery or thriller There is one part at the end that was really obvious to me and I have a feeling most people will be able to figure it out, but that didn't ruin anything in the book for me and it did build suspense throughout the rest of the novel If you are looking for a juicy drama to round out your beach/summer reading list I would definitely recommend checking out Two Truths and a Lie This was my first time reading a book by this author and now I am really looking forward to reading her backlist This book is full of cattiness and sass, but also lots of sweetness and a little bit of sadness The setting was absolutely perfect and now I wish I was on a beach! What a delicious, slightly wicked summer read this one was! It was like a mash up of Liane Moriarty and Elin Hilderbrand and that combination worked really well for me It had the secretive, light style mystery of LM and the ensemble cast and idyllic setting of EH, everything I look for in a summer read for sure!This is told via several viewpoints, Rebecca, her daughter Alexa and new to town Sherrie are the main ones and then there are a few random chapters from other characters thrown in but the best ones were from the collective Mom Squad These women were BRUTAL,they were catty, judgmental and wicked and I loved how juicy and dramatic their chapters were The whole book was slightly scandalous as almost every single character was keeping some sort of secret and it felt really gossipy and just ideal for a summer read Some of it was a little predictable in the end but other aspects were surprising, overall I enjoyed it a lot and definitely recommend it! From the author of The Islanders comes a warm, witty and suspenseful novel filled with smalltown secrets, summer romance, big time lies and spiked seltzer, in the vein of Liane MoriartyTruth: Sherri Griffin and her daughter, Katie, have recently moved to the idyllic beach town of Newburyport, Massachusetts Rebecca Coleman, widely acknowledged former leader of the Newburyport Mom Squad having taken a step back since her husband’s shocking and tragic death eighteen months ago, has made a surprising effort to include these newcomers in typically closedgroup activities Rebecca’s teenage daughter Alexa has even been spotted babysitting KatieTruth: Alexa has time on her hands because of a recent fallingout with her longtime best friends for reasons no one knows—but everyone suspects have to do with Alexa’s highly popular and increasingly successful YouTube channel Katie Griffin, who at ageprobably doesn’t need a babysitter any, can’t be left alone because she has terrifying nightmares that don’t seem to jibe with the vague story Sherri has floated about the “bad divorce” she left behind in Ohio Rebecca Coleman has been spending a lot of time with Sherri, it’s true, but she’s also been spending time with someone else she doesn’t want the Mom Squad to know about just yetLie: Rebecca Coleman doesn’t have a new man in her life, and definitely not someone connected to the Mom Squad Alexa is not seeing anyone new herself and is planning on shutting down her YouTube channel in advance of attending college in the fall Sherri Griffin’s real name is Sherri Griffin, and a bad divorce is all she’s running fromA blend of propulsive thriller and gorgeous summer read, Two Truths and a Lie reminds us that happiness isn’t always a day at the beach, some secrets aren’t meant to be shared, and the most precious things are the people we love 4 stars for this fresh and welcome break from my usual read! Fun, quick and perfect for the beach.When I saw this one available to rent, I snatched it up immediately This Audiobook was hard to stop listening too! My first read by this author, but I’ll be back for .Published: June 16th 2020 by HarperCollins@mmitchmoore #Audiobook #SummerRead #BeachRead #SummerLove Release Date: June 16, 2020 Actual Rating: 4 stars Women’s Fiction | Domestic Drama/SuspenseTwo Truths and a Lie is the perfect summer read! This book reminded me of other novels written by some of my favorite authors like Liane Moriarty, Sarah Pekkanen, and Elin Hilderbrand, all mixed together! What a pure delight! I’ve been looking for authors who are similar to all three of these writers and have FINALLY found one in Meg Mitchell Moore I hope she writesbooks like this because you can be sure that I’ll read every single one of them!This one reminded me of Big Little Lies and The Husbands secret The story revolves around one secret that isn’t revealed until the end of the novel Sure, there are breadcrumbs and small hints and teases throughout the book which are told though 3 points of views, but you never really know WHAT this secret is or WHO it’s affecting until the very end It keeps you on your toes and holds your attention from beginning to end.Now, while I love the way the book is written and how it’s reminiscent of some of my favorite authors, I did find the plot twist to be very underwhelming I was SURE the twist was going to go one way, but nothing materialized from it (I can’t say what because it would spoil the entire book) Instead, it went in a completely different direction and LITERALLY came out of nowhere I love the unexpected in books like these, but this was so unexpected that it turned me off Not all books need shocking and unexpected plot twists and this book would have been much better had it gone another way Other than this, I absolutely loved this one! I love the way it’s told in dual point of views, I loved the mom squad gossip (even though they got on my nerves) and I loved the setting! I live two towns away from Newburyport in MA and many of the places within this book are places I know and have been to It’s kind of like the story was taking place in my backyard which I found really cool! If you’re looking for a shocking summer read look no further! This book should not only be on your TBR this summer but in your beach bag! Be prepared for juicy gossip, dark secrets, and intrigue! I just finished Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore and it was the perfect brain candy reading! Her books always scream summer vacation to me (I brought the Islanders to Maine last summer and it was just perfect!) This one is a beach book with a little mystery tied in which made for a great mix And it made me so happy to have little glimpses of the Islanders tied in (like the Dinner by Dad blog!) This will be published on 5/26/20 and I can't wait to shareabout it then.Thank you to William Morrow Books for an advanced copy 4.5 stars Last year I loved The Islanders and I have to say, I liked this one even . I never want to give away too many plot details but the story alternates between Rebecca, a widow still grappling with her grief, her 17 year old daughter Alexis who has many secrets, Sherri, who has just moved to Newburyport, MA with her young daughter under some very interesting circumstances and “the squad,” the very catty, gossipy group of local moms whose perspective is from a time after all the drama has occurred And believe me, there is much drama to be had and I was here for all of it! In my opinion, the structure of the story is one thing that really made me love it, I was invested in each perspective and they all tied together beautifully If I had to pick a favorite I’d say The Squad.the author nailed catty, gossipy White Claw day drinking women who, no I didn’t like, but yes I really liked reading about them There is something special about the way this author writes dialogue and sets scenes that led to me flying through this in less than 2 days That being said, this isn’t a perfect story, there were parts I had to suspend disbelief but I’m ok with that In my opinion, THIS is one of the very best summer reads I’ve come across so far and I’m confused as to why we aren’t hearingabout this author and her books as mustread beach/summer picks A fast paced, mystery beach read Once you start, just like potato chips, you won't be able to stop And why would you? You're captivated until the very last word.The MomSquad is a group of twelve Moms who all have 11 year old daughters entering 6th grade in the fall; dreaded Middle School They’re correct to be worried, MS are probably the worst years in a teenagers’ life The MomSquad tries to do the best for their kids, but they operate like a clique in high school Gossip, factions, jealousy, exclusivity; everything they want to protect their daughters from! If it wasn’t so sad that this really exists, it’d be hilarious Well, Meg does do a great job making us look silly and foolish I’m past it now but I did laugh a lot Everyone’s intentions are good but we can’t help being human (and we err.) 😬Still a fun summer read. Mother’s”The Squad” Middle age teensOlder teens Beach town setting End of the summer before going back to schools Tequila cocktail parties with hired bartenders and DJ’s, drugs, secrets, lies, surf camp, nature overnight camp, babysitters, fashion and beauty concerns, ice lattes, walks, gossip, one woman was writing a domestic thriller ( nothing amounted to knowing ).everyone drives an SUVIt was a chore to read this book for me I liked Meg Mitchell Moore’s book called “The Admissions”, years ago and thought I’d enjoy another one of her contemporary novels.However I just didn’t care for this one it was one of the most UnFUN fun books I’ve read in ages with catty characters, catty friendships, and a dull story “I’m not mad, she said I’m tired And I forgot I have to get up early tomorrow” “Two truths, one lie” 1.5 stars Favorite Quotes:The woman was Sherri “with an i” (that was how she introduced herself, as though the i were of particular value, a bonus) It was summer, obviously But in a funny way it felt like it was Christmas morning and Cameron Hartwell was a present Alexa hadn’t yet unwrapped.Outside the door stood a shriveled specimen of a woman She was holding a small dog with giant ears The woman made Alexa think of what would happen if somebody took a walnut and glued it on top of an old rag doll She was looking at Alexa sternly.The zinc she had applied to her face was uneven, making her look like a clown who’d partied too hard after last night’s circus.My Review:I am enad with Meg Mitchell Moore’s smooth writing style and wellcrafted story I fell right into this seamlessly plotted, shrewdly paced, and absorbing tale of women’s fiction Her storylines were well textured and expertly nuanced with generous servings of family drama, personal grief, coming of age issues, wry humor, romance, smalltown living, and suspense While selfishly resenting any interruption to my perusal I may have accidentally on purpose let all calls go to voicemail The complex characters were multilayered, cunningly drawn, cleverly depicted, and realistically flawed Each had a distinct voice and arresting aspects to their inner musings, painful insights, and observations The most amusing threads involved the devilish petty members of the Mom Squad, which was a tightknit clique of the ostensibly ingroup of uber moms found in every smalltown, who guarded and groomed their daughters’ social standing with as much selfaggrandizing importance as they did their own, and did so with judgmental eyes and sharply wagging tongues This was my first exposure to the agility of Ms Moore’s pen and braintickling storytelling I consider her found treasure and covet her entire listing while planning to follow her future endeavors like a bloodhound on the trail of an escaped convict.