Book Review: And Then I Found Out the Truth by Jennifer Sturman

Delia Truesdale is still searching for the truth about her mother, who is in hiding somewhere in South America. But for now, Delia has to make do with her mystery-solving in New York City, alongside her Aunt Charley (a downtown hipster), her Aunt Patience (an uptown ice queen), a detective with a questionable taste in neckties, an eccentric psychic, her brainiac friend, and Quinn, the wealthy, gorgeous boy who--gasp!-- seems to return Delia's affections. Too bad Quinn's shady CEO dad may be involved in the scheme Delia is trying to crack. And a trip to South America may be in order after all... 

This book was just as much fun as its predecessor, And Then Everything Unraveled.   And Then I Found Out the Truth picks up right where And Then Everything Unraveled ended. 

Delia knows that her mother is alive and well in South America, but T.K. can't come home until the people responsible for her disappearance are brought to justice.  The hilarious cast of characters we met in book one are back: Aunts Charley and Patience, the flying monkeys (Delia's cousins Gweneth and Grey), Caroline the psychic, Natalie the brainiac, Rafe the private detective, and most of all, Quinn, the love interest.  

Everyone works together (sort of) to discover the truth about what happened to Delia's mother.  In the middle of it all are some really funny circumstances, such as when Charley's director friend Dieter plasters pictures of Delia and Charley all over New York---in subways, on billboards, ice cream trucks and bus stops in an effort to keep them safe.  It doesn't make sense now, but if you read the books, it works!

I like Delia a lot---she never gives up.  She has the same teenage insecurities when it comes to Quinn that I think every girl has about the guy she's in love with.  But my favorite part of these books are the well-developed side characters.  They are so believable, funny, and well-done.  

I would recommend this two-book series to anyone looking for a light-hearted, fun read. 

Just One Gripe: 
I wanted just a little more of the love story.

The Best Thing About This Book: 
The characterization.

Appropriate for a younger audience: 

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 3/5
Setting/Imagery: 3/5
Originality: 4/5
Ending: 4/5
Total Score:  18/25


  1. I love books where the characters are the highlight! Brilliant review! :)

  2. Great review. You are a reading machine :)


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