The Truth Club is certainly not the next classic novel, but an easy, endearing Summer read. Even though the Irish heroine Sally lacks any truly engaging substance to her, the unraveling of the secrets in her family makes the story enjoyable. Arguably, Sally  is juxtaposed by her far more dynamic younger sister, who is very glib and insensitive. 

Of course, her love life is a key storyline, and although it is rather unfortunate and at times monotonous, it can be found quite comical in several chapters. However, Sally’s family and friends are the saving grace of the book, and they ultimately turn the pages. Secondary characters are presented with beautifully drawn descriptions, and the turmoils of Sally’s friends are written with understanding and sympathy. 

The general moral of the story is that honesty is the best policy, and the truth will undoubtedly answer all questions. Of course, this is conveyed using some cheesy prose, but the author does possess the ability to be more subtle, and the more reflective ideas shown by the author remain with the reader longest. 

It’s not an “I-didn’t-see-that-coming!” type of novel (the end is fairly predictable) but the tying of lose ends in a romantic finale is always fairly satisfying.