The Truth App

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In this pulse-pounding techno-thriller, everyone knows when you lie—and telling the truth doesn’t always set you free.

Jarli likes to think he’s an honest guy. He’s a big believer in telling the truth, no matter what. So he develops The Truth App, a mobile application that listens in on your conversations and can tell when someone’s lying. Then his app goes viral and, suddenly, Jarli is an internet sensation.

But, soon enough, Jarli realizes that being famous can be dangerous—especially when you’ve just exposed everyone’s deepest, darkest secrets. Now his entire town is out to get him; kids at school, teachers, the police, even his own family.

Also, an underground network of criminals has just added Jarli to their hit list. Sometimes, exposing the truth comes with a price…

Praise for the series

“Jack Heath is the Australian master of the YA thriller, and his latest book is another non-stop action-adventure ride, from the car crash on the opening page to the tense finale in a remote warehouse. Jarli and his friends are plucky and relatable, and some of them have secrets of their own … It is recommended for upper primary and lower secondary fans of techno-thrillers packed with tension and plot twists.” -Heath Graham, Books+Publishing

“Jack Heath is a unique storyteller tapping into the darker side of humanity with humour and energy.” -Dani Vee, Words & Nerds

“A thrilling crime novel with plenty of fast paced action to keep young readers on the edge of their seats … bound to please upper primary readers who enjoy gripping action stories.” -Anna Davidson

“Wham … No back story necessary in a Jack Heath thriller. We are straight into the action within two sentences … One roller coaster of a ride.” –Michelle

“The Truth App is the most exciting book in the YA section of the store… I can’t wait to read what happens next.” -Nicola Franklin

“Reading this was like watching an action movie. Once I started, I could not stop.” -Stephen R. McEvoy

“One of the best series I’ve ever read. Each fast-paced book adds to a well-written and suspenseful storyline that, at times., had my heart racing and at others sent a shiver down my spine. From the get-go, I was hooked.” -Samuel So

“Perfect for any kid who finds books boring. Perfect for anyone who likes a cool story that races along at a rollicking pace. Loved it.” –Sarah

“Gives a whole new meaning to ‘Tell the truth and run’.” -Jordan Francis

“Fast paced action that will have kids (and parents) on the edge of their seat reading as fast as they can… Ideal for reluctant readers.” –Nicola