Review | Half-Truths by Claire Contreras

October 21, 2019 | 2019, claire contreras, review / 0 Comments

Review | Half-Truths by Claire ContrerasHalf Truths by Claire Contreras
Series | Secret Society #1
Release Date | October 17, 2019
Genres | Contemporary, College, Romantic Suspense
Format | ARC
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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 here 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.


“If you were mine, I’d make it so that you never have any doubts. You can’t promise that. I won’t promise that. I’ll just show you.”

Absolutely devoured Half-Truths from beginning to end. I love that Claire likes to mix her books up a bit and I think she just found her knack of writing suspense romance. I support this 100%.

Half-Truths turned out to be one of those one-sitting kind of reads. Claire did a fantastic job keeping you hooked the entire time. There’s quite a bit of mystery going on and the prologue definitely sets everything up.

I loved Mae almost instantly, despite growing up with everything at her beck and call. She has accepted it and loves proving people wrong that she’s more than that rich girl. It actually brings up some fun banter between her and Logan. I admired how driven she was and her bond with her brother was the absolute best. And she’s wicked smart, which is another attribute that soooo many didn’t even realize.

Logan, THE book boyfriends of book boyfriends. He’s a mystery in itself and that definitely is a huge draw, and a bit sexy, if you ask me. There’s just something sooooo alluring about him and I was here for all of it. And when it comes to Logan and Mae, you know, when you know. Ahhhh, swooooon for days!

I thoroughly enjoyed all the twists and turns, I felt like I was alongside Mae trying to figure out the truth behind everything. I know this book one is a series, but I’m not entirely sure what the series story arc is. But I’m certain we won’t see the last of these two and the secret societies. I can’t wait for the next book!

major thank you to the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Claire Contreras

Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.

She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.