Help us celebrate another Poppy double release day! First up, we’re swooning over the cover of The Truth About Thea by Amy Impellizzeri. And a bit later today, we’ll cheer for Katie Rose Guest Pryal and her non-fiction release Life of the Mind Interrupted, so be sure to check back.
About the book
Will, a recovering heroin addict-turned-counselor for whom truth is a championed element to recovery, has a dark secret — shared with no one outside of his anonymous support meetings. Over twenty years ago, after an ultimatum from his pregnant ex-wife, Will was forced to assume a new identity and to fake his own death to get out from under his dealer and user-friends once and for all.
Now Will is counseling Thea, a young woman who has been diagnosed with a pathological addiction to creating fake social media identities, and who founded a start-up company (“Alibis”) that created false internet identities for clients, many with suspect pasts. Thea’s addiction has landed her in rehab as a condition of her parole — after a plea bargain cut short a court case that would have put both Thea and Alibis on trial for a very high-profile crime.
As Will works with Thea, the truth is put into motion on a collision course. Both Will’s, and his young client’s, secrets start to unravel … and reveal, at long last, the truth about Thea.
What people are saying
“Impellizzeri unleashes a tangled skein of half-truths and lies that unravels with each chapter. Perspectives alternate between that of almost sociopathic Thea and others who are trying to discover Thea’s truth. This satisfying story will keep readers guessing until the end.” -Booklist
“Clever, mind-bending and darkly original, THE TRUTH ABOUT THEA had me hooked from page one. In Thea Brown, Amy Impellizzeri has created a brilliant, complicated, flawed character that gets under your skin and stays there. Fast-paced and twisty, the unexpected ending will have you gasping for air. “-Heather Gudenkauf, NYT best selling author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE and NOT A SOUND
“A man’s past and a woman’s present collide in Amy Impellizzeri’s latest up-all-night thriller where nothing is as it seems. Filled with questionable characters, long-held secrets, and a tangled web of twists and turns, THE TRUTH ABOUT THEA will keep readers guessing who — if anyone — can be trusted. A perfectly compelling read all the way to the shocking end.” -Kimberly Belle, USA TODAY and WSJ best selling author of THE MARRIAGE LIE
“Thrilling and well-plotted story. You’ve made me a fan of psychological suspense!” -Julie Cantrell, NYT and USA TODAY best selling author
“Filled with tension and twists you don’t see coming, Amy Impellizzeri’s dialogue crackles and her characters scheme and surprise. I was invested and thrilled — what a ride!” -Kelly Simmons, international selling author of ONE MORE DAY and THE FIFTH OF JULY
“Just try to keep your eye on the ball in this intricate thriller. No matter how carefully you follow all the moving pieces, nothing will prepare you for where Impellizzeri takes you. A twisting story where everyone has secrets, and no one can be trusted.” -Rena Olsen, Author, THE GIRL BEFORE
Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up executive, and award-winning author. Amy’s first novel, Lemongrass Hope (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2014), was a 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Bronze Winner (Romance) and a National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist. A favorite with bloggers and book clubs, Lemongrass Hope was named the #1 reviewed book in 2014 by blogger, The Literary Connoisseur, and topped several bloggers’ “Best of” Lists in 2015. Her second novel, Secrets of Worry Dolls, was released in December 2016 and was an Editor’s Pick of Foreword Reviews Magazine. Amy is also the author of the non-fiction book, Lawyer Interrupted (ABA Publishing 2015).