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The Truth About Us by Tia Souders Blog Tour with Author Interview :)
The Truth About Us by Tia Souders
Publication Date: September 7, 2018
The present is built on the past. But
what if your past is a lie?
When 18 yr old Abigail Bridges’
grandmother dies, she leaves behind a mysterious letter asking her to
unravel a hidden family secret.
There is only one rule: tell no one.
But meeting strangers in the dark and
receiving old journals dating back to the Holocaust isn’t what she
bargained for. Neither is a chance encounter with the enigmatic,
brown-eyed Kaden Oliver, who makes her want to discard her usually
After a key clue goes missing, Abigail
ignores her grandmother’s rule and tells Kade everything. Together,
they begin to unravel a terrifying secret. The truth may set others
free, but for Abigail, it will tear her family apart.
Now, she must decide between continuing
to uncover her families’ lies or burying the past once and for all.
years ago, I discovered a family secret, one that could very much
change our lives forever. Up until that point, I thought myself to be
a strong woman. I prided myself on living my life without fear. I
thought I’d be brave in the face of adversity, but when faced with
difficulty, often times, we react differently than imagined. It’s
these moments, the choices we make when faced with a critical
decision, that determine true strength and character.
afraid I took the easy route. I’m afraid I failed.
you’re reading this, I’m gone from this world—off to a better
place—somewhere I hope I won’t be punished for turning the other
cheek. You see, over ten years ago, I stumbled upon a lie. This lie
turned into secrets. And secrets into more lies.
should’ve pushed, questioned, and revealed what I knew, allowing
the truth to uncover itself, but I didn’t. Instead, I buried what I
learned, making excuses for myself and hiding behind my denial. The
mind is a powerful thing. Tell yourself something enough and you
with denial was my lack of concrete proof. I won’t go into detail
now, but I had speculation, a hypothesis if you will, and little
else. By the time an opportunity for more information presented
itself, it was too late. I had already locked the secrets away, and
the one person who knew of my search for answers was silenced.
darling, I am sorry to say in my final moments on this earth, I
regret my choices. Now, the burden of proof is on you. Only one other
person knew about this. To my knowledge, he had the missing pieces to
the puzzle. He harbored the proof you will need to be believed.
Unfortunately, you will receive no answers from him now.
the answers are out there somewhere. Waiting to be found. I am sure
of it. If only I had the time to find them now, maybe I could right
hope is for your curiosity and your love for me to be a driving force
in your motivation to uncover our family’s past, our history. But
if it’s not, I have left you a trust fund. There is a substantial
amount of money sitting in a bank account in your name, enough to pay
for college and start a new life for yourself upon graduation.
my cancer worsened and my time drew near, I gave my lawyer implicit
instructions. One was to release the trust to you, but not until you
have received all of my letters and unraveled the truth. Another, was
that on the night of my funeral, he was to arrange a special meeting.
Be at Myer’s Community Park at ten o’clock tonight. There, you
will receive your first clue.
brave, my Abby. This secret is our past. Revealing it will be your
clutched the letter in her hands, turning to the clock on her
nightstand. It was seven o’clock. Three hours before she was
supposed to be at the park, and she had no idea what to do.
Tia Souders is the author of young
adult novels MORE THAN A NUMBER and BETTER THAN THIS, as well as the
women's fiction novel WAITING ON HOPE. When she isn’t writing,
she’s likely working with her hubby renovating their century home.
She’s a wine-loving, coffeeholic with a sweet tooth and resides on
a farm in rural Ohio with her husband and children.
She loves chatting about books and has
always wanted to join a book club but her introverted self won't let
her. She loves connecting with readers, so reach out!
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