Synopsis: When so much love has been built from lies and manipulation, how much of that love is real?
In ALL THE PIECES, the third and final instalment in the Pieces of Lies series, we find Norah in a dangerous and heart pounding situation in London with the Lappell. It will be the collision of two worlds that have done nothing but tear Norah down the middle, and love that has torn her apart.
In this story, we find out that the biggest mystery of all is not what is said, but what isn’t.
Will the truth set Norah’s heart free? And will it all end in tragedy or happiness?
Review: This is hard to review and not because I don’t have anything to say. In fact, I have tons to say, from ‘what I positively adore’, to the mean ‘why did you do that?!’ But I’ll hold my thoughts because I want for others—especially the fans of this series to enjoy this book without hinting you of what will happen. Since I received a review copy and there were no reviews yet that I’ve got to savor the surprises in store for me. And I want you guys to have the same feeling of satisfaction that I had.
I will try my hardest to stick to no spoilers review. I’ll try my best to explain it in my own vague way. If you happened to stumble across this review, I just really hoped that you had read the second book, Pieces of Truth. The ending of the sequel left me shocked to the core. The book dealt with manipulation and how the pieces of information can be used against a person. I thought Josh was the underdog in this complicated love square. But you know what, he’s the clever among the three. He managed to make things work out for him because he knows how to use the information he had. And ultimately he was chosen by Norah.
Yes, Joshua was the guy that Norah had chosen. I thought the lies he built will be downfall of their relationship. So I was totally surprised that this information was revealed immediately. I was really surprised with Norah’s reaction because last time she kept on running away from everybody (from every truth she found out). But it looked like she really loves Josh to be able to embrace the guy’s flaws. So no, this book is not about that which at the beginning I thought it was. I wasn’t really prepared for the ride; but I do know that it’s not going to be smooth sailing one. One thing I learned from reading this series was to expect the unexpected. Oh boy, those were unexpected.
Lappell made their appearance once again and this time they are serious on getting Norah on their side. They targeted people close to her and used him as a bait just to have her on their group. And knowing Norah, she will do anything to have that person back. As in anything, even accepting the help of her two former lovers, Clint and Samuel. I do like Samuel; and among the three he was the one that I really liked but it looked to me that the guy had already lost the battle. Now Josh and Clint had a strong bond with her and the two guys will do anything to have her. But more than that they wanted her happiness, and they wanted for her to be sure on who she will choose and this time no more lies.
Even after that crazy ride with the Lappell guys, I think Norah had already made up her mind. She knew who she really wanted. So I thought after all that it was a clear path to happily ever after until I tripped and fell flat on my face with another revelation. I’m happy for Josh and Norah and I was so sad how it painfully ripped that away from them. They still got something out of it, but I still I do want it badly for them. I guess I’m a bit pacified with this tiny surprise. Although I would love them to have this complete version of happiness but a half of what could’ve been a whole will suffice.
Overall it was crazy read, one moment I was in the highest peak and immediately sloped down that got me all fuzzy inside. But despite the wild ride, I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it.
I received a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
Preview Quote: “I know I had no right to do this to you, but if you ask me if I regret it, I will answer you no. If you ask me if I’d do it again, I’d say yes. I would do it again and again and again. There is a darkness in me that lives and breathes just like yours, except it’s motivated by love, and not by pain.” — Joshua
Addendum: I was fortunate enough to receive a bonus material form Ms. Richardson the author of Pieces of Lies Trilogy. This is a deleted scene of how Josh first came up with the idea to do what he did in Pieces of Truth. Enjoy!