True Story by Kate Reed Petty
An inventive and breathtaking exploration of a woman finding her voice in the wake of trauma, True Story is part psychological thriller, part fever dream, and part timely comment on sexual assault, power, and the very nature of truth. Ingeniously constructed and full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the final pages, it marks the debut of a singular and daring new voice in fiction.
“Spellbinding . . . Petty leaps from genre to genre with dizzying velocity. . . to show the way trauma works on us, how it shapes our lived experience. . . tantalizing us with the ‘truth’ about what really happened to Alice. . . even as the term itself feels increasingly useless, deceptive.” —Megan Abbott, The New York Times Book Review