Horror is Odessa “Opie” Powys’s truth.
Not one to back down from a challenge, Deo pulls the seemingly shy Opie out of her comfort zone, arousing courage inside her to not only face her abhorrent demons, but to also hunt them down.
However, Deo has horrors of his own, evil he’s fought to conquer his whole life. Just as they begin to reveal their truths, Opie’s past returns, turning Deo’s nightmare into a reality he might not survive.
The insane don’t know they’re insane.
Kelli uses her imagination to create worlds she can escape to from the mundane tasks of everyday life, such as washing the damn dishes and vacuuming up Legos off the floor—and don’t get her started on the mad amount of cat hair on the end of the couch. She gave up on that a long time ago. When the household goes to sleep at night, she writes down everything that happened in her head while doing such tedious chores. But she enjoys living in her own head, so that’s pretty cool.
Technology terrifies her. She can barely turn on a computer, and was completely shocked when she’d actually written a book on one. To this day, she has no explanation for this baffling mystery. It took her three years to realize she can take screen shots of messages and pictures of bearded, tattooed men with her phone. Now that she’s mastered this task, her phone is slowly dying, and she’s nervous that she’s going to have to buy a new one and it will take her another three years to learn how to use it.
OH. MY. GOSH. I loved this book. Kelli is new to me as an author and I was blown away by this book. I hadn’t even read the other two books in this series when I read the blurb for this one and knew I had to read it. Best decision ever. Ten Thousand Truths has so many layers to it. It’s somewhat dark…. There could be triggers for certain readers. It’s not pretty, it’s messy and disturbing on so many levels and the suspense and thrilling moments will make your heart race. The feelings between Deo and Opie only intensify all the emotions running through this book!
“A guiding light brings two lost souls together , so they can face their demons with courage and know they’re not alone.”
Opie goes through something so painful and unimaginable and loses her whole family. With the person who did this unknown and still on the loose, she’s left with so many insecurities and doubts about herself afterwards that every day is a challenge.
Deo faces some monsters of his own. Dealing with his past and coping with other teens/adults in a program he runs to help those who were once abused. What Deo went through is a huge part of this book. Being with Opie, he’s forced to revisit something that once turned his life upside down that just might bring Opie the justice she’s looking for.
“You told me you don’t even notice the tattoos on my face when you look at me. You know they’re there, but you see past them. Why would you think it would be any different for me when I see your scars?”
I loved these two characters together. The more I read the more I couldn’t stop thinking about them when I wasn’treading. The love that they have for each other runs so deep and pure. Knowing what the other went through and all the problems they have with themselves and they still stick by, ready to fight, no questions asked.
When things take a turn and get really bad for Deo, their relationship is tested. Opie may get the justice they’ve been searching for but at what price?
My rating: 5/5 stars
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review