★★★★ 4 Crazy Stars ★★★★
If you are looking for a light romance with a clearly defined storyline, this book is not for you. The Truth About Mack is a story about a woman who has bi-polar and is struggling with a whole load of issues which span from childhood to adulthood. I went in blind, only knowing that this is one of two books written by two different authors telling us two sides of a story.
Mack and Gia are best friends and have known each other all their lives. Gia is the leader and Mack is the follower. It is clear from the start that Gia manipulates Mack and is a toxic friend who formulated a plan which changed the course of both of their lives.
This is not a typical love story and it took me a good while to work out who the love interest was, Mack was involved with 3 different men throughout the course of her life and I was left guessing who she would end up with. Some of this book will leave readers uncomfortable – Mack was under the age of consent (not the UK age, I might add) and started an affair with an older man at the age of 16.
As this is written in Mack’s POV, it is quite a mindfuck – she is bipolar and suffers from extreme hyper-sexuality and delusions.
Going from past to present quite flawlessly, I became emerged in her life and the lies, deceit, revenge and crazy mistakes this girl made.
It is a roller-coaster that I am sure won’t suit everyone but I was so engrossed that I chose to overlook some of the WTF moments.
Gia’s story is written by M. Robinson and is called Shh Gianna’s Side