BOOK REVIEW ― Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet #1) by Pepper Winters


"I met the boy I wanted. But then he vanished and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”

Noelle Charlston lived a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.

However, two meetings with two men changed her happy existence forever. First, she met the boy who made her heart sing. Second, she met the man who made her blood quiver.

Noelle’s freedom was no longer hers. It belonged to the man her father believed was the perfect match. The man who pulled his lies over everyone he touched.
Including her.

Seduced and manipulated, Noelle lives two lives. The one everyone sees on the outside and the one no one sees on the inside. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he webs—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she’d been and turn her into something else.

Until her past collides with her present.
And it’s her turn to lie.
To everyone…including herself."

Rating & Review


I think the term mindf@ck was created to explain Pepper Winters style of writing. Doubt, fear, and unease are all symptoms of the disease. If you have read Crown of Lies, you have been infected. I have no doubt that you spent the entire book wondering...

Wondering about that night. About Nameless. About so many different clues.

But in the end, the lies and truths won't save you. Doubt, fear, and shame won't keep you. You will be trapped. Trapped in a web of half -truths, lies, and disbelief. Trust...

Trust has to be given. It can be earned but never forced. So who will you trust? The lies, the truth, or your gut.

Read & Reviewed by Becky Rendon. 

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