Moment of Truth
So when a guy dressed as Hollywood’s latest action hero, Heath Hall, crashes her swim meet, she isn’t amused. Instead, she’s determined to make sure he doesn’t bother her again. Only she’s not sure exactly who he is.
The swim meet isn’t the first event the imposter has interrupted, but a little digging turns up a surprising number of people who could be Heath Hall, including Hadley's ex-boyfriend and her best friend’s crush. She soon finds herself getting caught up in the mysterious world of the fake Heath Hall.
As Hadley gets closer to uncovering the masked boy’s identity, she also discovers some uncomfortable truths about herself—like she might resent the long shadow her late brother has cast over her family, that she isn’t as happy as she pretends to be with her life choices…and that she's falling for the last guy she ever thought she would like.
The swim team angle is especially welcome; there should be a lot more books involving girls in sports, and it's good to see that Hadley is serious about competing. This has some similarities to A Amy Fellner Dominy's a Matter of Heart, but is generally more upbeat.
It's good to see that Hadley is finally able to talk to her parents about the cloud of grief hanging over the family, and get them to see that they have been too focused on her long gone brother. Readers who like books that combine romance with family issues, like Dessner's Saint Anything or Lock and Key, or Colasanti's So Much Closer will enjoy exploring Hadley's life.