The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious, #3)

I started this book right after I finished the second. I’m so glad I did because I don’t know that I would have ever gotten to it. The second book was really slow and boring at times. So, it would have probably kept me from picking this one up. This book grabbed my attention really quick!

In this book, we learn a lot more about the past. I loved those flashbacks and learning what was happening. We do kind of learn about the past with our characters in the present. Although, they don’t really get as much information as we do. It kept the flow moving a lot quicker for me because I was finally getting answers!

Our characters were also great here. I still loved Stevie and I wish that I could be as intuitive as she is! I did see what Johnson was doing with David’s character in the second and third book. He’s still not my favorite here but I understand. We do finally get back to the old David before the story is over, so there is that.

This book was filled with a lot more action, which I loved. I missed that in book two. I will say, I totally figured out 95% of our “mystery” before we get half way through this book. Well, I definitely figured out the current murders. I really hate when that happens because it ruins the fun for me! I really just want to be shocked and say I didn’t see that coming!

It was a satisfying enough ending but I felt like this could have been an AMAZING duology! She could have made either book a bit longer and it would have been just great. Overall, this was a fun mystery series and I really enjoyed the characters!


4 thoughts on “The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

  1. I’ve been meaning to pick this up since it came out aaaaa. Great review, I feel a desire to start it soon now 😂

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