Nothing But the Truth by Holly James
Publisher: Penguin Group Dutton
Genre: Women's Fiction
No. of Pages: 303
Date of US Publication: 12 July, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
This debut novelist’s feminist take on Jim Carrey’s Liar Liar is a very fun and thought-provoking novel.
Never mind the cover, this one isn’t a cute romance. It’s about the constant demands that society demands and expects from women of all ages, the lies women believe after a lifetime of having them hammered into us, the harassment and violence that men have committed against women since the goddamn dawn of time. Along with some magic, romance, and ultimate truths.
As Lucy’s day goes on, unable to lie, unable to feed into after some serious apprehension and shit, she eases into this new identity of not being able to lie, I loved Lucy’s transformation, and I loved the women supporting each other aspect of this story.
As an almost 50 year old woman who has seen shit, been through it, I particularly love reading good and enjoyable feminist fiction since I’m already irate at the patriarchy. I adored this and can say this one is definitely worth reading.
eARC kindly provided by Penguin Group Dutton and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.