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Publisher Description

‘Everyone has secrets. And now, one of mine is yours…’

Best friends Hollie and Niamh tell each other everything. Behind the village of Abingworth’s closed doors, every family has its secrets – and their doors might hide the worst ones of all.

One day Hollie tells Niamh about a devastating discovery, swears her to secrecy, then vanishes. The villagers claim to know nothing. But when Hollie’s body is found, the police know one of their number isn’t just a liar, but a killer…

What did Hollie tell Niamh before she died? And who would kill to keep it hidden?

After all, two can keep a secret – if one of them is dead…

A completely unputdownable suspense thriller that will leave you reeling at the final twist…Perfect for fans of BA Paris and Claire McGowan.

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Readers are LOVING The Secret:

‘The ending! Omg I did not ever expect that – mind blown!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was gripped from the start and couldn’t put it down!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was not expecting the ending!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A brilliant small town mystery with shocks, twists and turns’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A truly immersive, one-sit read’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The Vow was good but this is even better’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reviews

Praise for The Secret:

‘A cracker of a read’ Belfast Telegraph

Praise for Debbie Howells:

‘A dazzling debut from a writer who looks to me to have an exceptional future. Howells’ novel has a rare freshness and depth that set her apart’ Daily Mail

‘Sharply written with characters that keep you guessing until the very last page, this story holds you tight and then drops you like a stone’ Liz Nugent

‘A terrific new talent. She paints with words and takes a scalpel to emotions’ Peter James

‘Haunting’ Good Housekeeping

‘I was completely immersed for the entire time and couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. A superb thriller’ B.P. Walter

‘I raced through this book, compelled to keep turning the pages to unravel the secrets. Kept me guessing right until the last moment. Trust NO ONE! A sinister, twisty tale you won’t want to put down’ Sam Carrington

‘The Vow is a well-crafted whodunnit, with enough red herrings to keep you guessing until the end. An intriguing plot with a host of characters that leave you wondering who you can trust!’ Wendy Clarke

About the author

Debbie Howells is the bestselling author of The Bones of You (Macmillan), a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. It was followed by The Beauty of the End, The Death of Her and Her Sister’s Lie (Macmillan).

The Secret is her second book with HarperCollins, following The Vow, which was a #1 ebook bestseller.

www.debbiehowells.co.uk

You can follow @_debbiehowells on Instagram or @debbie__howells on Twitter.

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2022
6 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Avon
SELLER
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
1.9
MB

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