Reviews for The Truth That Lies Between
W.D. McComb skillfully shows us that it’s not so quiet down on the farm. THE TRUTH THAT LIES BETWEEN is a coming of age story about three Mississippi boys and close friends who must explore their own strengths and fight their own demons—while seeking the truth to save themselves.
McComb masterfully takes the reader on a spinning ride of emotions, mystery, plot surprises, and character redemption. A detailed, often unpredictable story, the novel draws readers deep into the minds of its characters and immerses them in the unique richness of the South.
--- Darden North, author of The 5 Manners of Death and Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY) winning author in Southern Fiction
From the opening sentence of THE TRUTH THAT LIES BETWEEN, it’s clear that Case is a narrator with a story to tell. In this remarkable book that puts me in mind of STAND BY ME, Case captures a time and place and the deep currents of friendship and shared secrets. The narrator’s voice is clear and true. For those who love Southern literature, this is a must read. Grab a glass of iced tea or a drink, kick back, and travel through the coils of time to feel the repercussions of past events. This is a book that highlights how experience shapes us all, for good or bad. Highly recommended.
--- Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author of over 80 books, including the Sarah Booth Delaney series, the Pluto’s Snitch series, and Trouble, the black cat detective series.
Author W. D. McComb writes with beautiful imagery, and it makes this compelling murder mystery feel like a modern-day Steinbeck novel. The farmlands and the big skies come to life with compelling scene setting, and this is bolstered by authentic dialogue which characterizes Case and his friends well. Once the audience is hooked in and ready to relate to and fall in love with this idyllic premise, the shock of the murder and its domino effect on events is all the more visceral and exciting for the plot. The events are well planned out and well revealed to give us plenty of time to think and predict alongside our would-be investigators, and when the conclusion does come, it will never be what you expected, but it’s satisfying nonetheless. Overall, THE TRUTH THAT LIES BETWEEN is an excellent work of fiction that comes highly recommended.
--- Readers' Favorite, Five Star Review