Half Truths by Claire Contreras

Title: Half Truths (Secret Society #1)

Author:  Claire Contreras 

My Rating:  🌟🌟🌟🌟 

Type: Standalone

Genre: Thrillers, Mystery, Contemporary Romantic suspense

 Narration: Dual POV 

Primary Characters: Logan Fitz, Amelia

I picked this book on a random choice based on my recommendation from Kindle. I liked the blurb and was hoping this would be fast paced and mysterious. This book had a suspense, mystery and some amount of thrill.

Plot is intriguing. Amelia changes her school to dig deep and know more about her brother’s accident. She is even intrigued by the incident that the girl whom she once knew is currently missing from the same school.  In the initial days, she notices people roaming around campus in Red and Black clocks. She has a lot of questions. She’s looking for answers when she receives an invite that puts her in the midst of a secret society.

In the meantime, she bumps into school’s star, bad boy hokey player Logan Fitzgerald.  He is a legend at school.  He’s arrogant and intense with a dangerous air around him. With a missing girl, a secret society, a brother in the hospital, and a hot hockey star plot becomes more tangled and intriguing.

Logan was broody, mysterious and alluring. I could connect and relate to Mae, but I didn’t like her much, that doesn’t mean I hated her, it’s just that she wasn’t up to the mark for me. The layered secrets, the foreshadowing laced in the plot, kept me on toes till the end.

Plot moved at steady pace. Narration is good, but had its own up’s and down. Some secondary characters were very intriguing. The Swords, Adam, Nolan, Nora and Will were topping for the mystery. Some questions are still unanswered like what happens to all the missing girls every year. I wasn’t satisfied with the final conclusion, as I think justices weren’t served completely. I personally feel, execution and connecting the dots in the book could have been much better, with such an intriguing plot.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book! Its Intense, fast-paced, mystifying complex story. I wanted to read more about Swords, as soon as I finished reading this. Awaiting to see how deep the Red cloaks can digin.

Source : Free in KU

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Blurb as per Goodreads

You’ve heard of these groups – the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries – I’m the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I’m fresh meat. New blood. New money, too.
They think they’ll elbow past me, that I’m here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they’ll find out soon enough that I’m not.

I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I’m not. I’m here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs.

I transferred to Ellis University in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn’t here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn’t here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to go through him. He’s saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead.
It’s a game I’m willing to play.

I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I’ll be the first to make it out intact.

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