In the near future, every word on the Internet is monitored.

One woman can uncover the conspiracy.

But she needs to survive to expose the truth.


"Un-put-downable…suspenseful, winding storyline while delving into themes of courage, perseverance, duty, greed, and control."

Prairies Book Review

"A true thought-provoking thriller of a ride....a real insight into just what might be loitering around the corner."

GoodReads Review

“The Truth Effect (Rising World) deserves to be the dystopian novel of the year….”

Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

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Anne Mortensen

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Anne moved to London in 1994, armed with a BA in Communications from Emerson College, Boston. While working in different capacities in the arts and communications, she met inspiring, smart, driven people along the way and, later, she earned her MA in Photography from Central Saint Martins—all while doing what she loves most: developing her writing. She lives with her husband and their sweet tabby.

The Truth Effect is her fiction debut. Currently, she's working on her second novel, book 2 of the Rising World series.

Interview with the author (March 2022):

Leon Stevens In Conversation with

Anne Mortensen

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.

— William Styron

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