Author: Gen LaGreca
Publisher: Winged Victory Press
Release Date: May 16, 2020
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A good premise hitting a lot of hard topics that are very heavy in the world right now.
In the near future, the battle between journalism and the truth is at an all-time high. Laura Taninger has taken over running her family’s news empire after her grandfather, news mogul Julius Taninger, passes away. The rest of her family heads up the other branches of the Taninger empire. Laura’s prize is her show “Just The Truth,” where she tackles the hardest topics that sometimes get her in trouble. When she uncovers a plot to rig the voting for the next presidential election, she vows to do whatever it takes to bring the Truth to light. There are those in power that are willing to do anything to keep Laura from bringing the truth to light. Murder, kidnapping, threats to her family’s company and more threaten all that the Taninger family hold dear. Will the truth come out? Or will they be silenced for good?
Just the Truth has a really good premise but fell short for me. First of all, and this isn’t the authors fault, but the print is too small and bunched together making it hard to read. That is more of a publishing issue, but since this is a self-published book a different printing style would have helped the reader. Also, this book was very repetitive, first we are given a piece of information and then it is repeated more than once through the different media outlets in the story. Granted, this really does mimic todays media outlets!
I had trouble relating to the characters and several of them just didn’t act as I would have expected them to and their behavior seemed unrealistic. However, the story was interesting with bits here and there that pulled me in to keep the story flowing. I wasn’t always dying to know what would happen next, but there were some points of suspense. I would recommend this book to readers that enjoy political thrillers.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.