The Secrets He Kept
A suspenseful, gripping psychological thriller with a nail-biting ending
‘will have you gripped from start to finish, so much so that you really don’t want to stop reading!’ (5 stars) Reader review
'I was hooked straight in from the first chapter and it really didn't let up. Fast paced and thrilling.’ (5 stars) Reader review
You know everything about your husband. Don’t you?
He loves you. He loves your children. He’d never put his family in danger.
One of these is a lie.
It started like any other day at the hairdressers where Sally works as a stylist… until her first client innocently shows her a family photograph; a photograph that causes Sally to collapse in shock.
In one moment, Sally discovers that Tom has been hiding an explosive secret – one that could tear apart the life they’ve built together. Faced with an impossible dilemma - search for the truth, or keep her contented life? – Sally is about to discover that even those closest to us have secrets… and that sometimes the truth is the last thing we want to hear.
A completely gripping, suspenseful psychological thriller that fans of T.M. Logan, My Lovely Wife and K.L. Slater won't be able to put down.
Readers can’t get enough of The Secrets He Kept:
‘I read this in one sitting, loved it!! Quickly paced, great story!! Kept me guessing to the very end!!’ (5 stars) Reader review
‘I loved, loved this book. It was engaging from the first page and kept me up half the night.’ Reader review
‘Every few chapters provide a new twist in this story,
all ending with a very satisfying conclusion…I could not recommend this book more!’ (5 stars)
‘Wow, this was one gripping read!...A roller coaster of a read that thrills and excites.’ (5 stars) Reader review
‘a fast paced and twisty ride that kept me gripped from start to finish…kept me addicted till the very last page.’ Reader review
‘A fast paced, twisty domestic thriller…an engrossing read with a likable character and a host of thrilling twists and turns, enjoy!’ Reader review
‘I was intrigued by this book from the start… A highly recommended and enjoyable read’ Reader review
‘a very compelling thriller…I would definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy psychological thrillers.’ Reader review
‘The moment the first jaw-dropping bombshell landed in the first chapter, I was hooked… Clever cliff-hangers...and a twist you couldn't guess even if you tried. A gripping, hard-hitting read’ (5 stars) Reader review
‘a splendid thriller that will leave you guessing until the end…I would recommend this book to anyone who loves psychological thrillers.’ (5 stars) Reader review
‘What a brilliant fast paced book. I was guessing all the way through.’ (5 stars) Reader review
‘Fantastic read! Great plot that grabs you from the very beginning. A masterful story that keeps you endlessly intrigued…HIGHLY RECOMMEND!’ (5 stars) Reader review
‘A brilliant roller coaster of a read…full of twists and turns and I was gripped from the very first page’ Reader review
‘The characters were well drawn and the story flowed seamlessly. Highly recommended.’ (5 stars) Reader review
‘kept me fully engaged from beginning to end…a riveting and twisty tale that will have you racing to get to the bottom of it all.’ Reader review
‘The story is full of twists and turns and kept me hooked throughout…will have you flying through the chapters to see how it will all unravel.’ Reader review
‘loved all the twists and turns; kept me guessing! I really enjoyed this, read it in one sitting!’ (5 stars) Reader review
The Secrets He Kept.
But was the final secret kept. The ending becomes predictable before the conclusion with several excellent red-herrings along the way. Well written and edited. An enjoyable read, despiteSally’s paranoia becoming tedious in places.
Abrupt, unfinished end
This was a really good read, right up until it just stopped. No conclusion. Very unsatisfactory.
A thrilling read
Wow what an intense and suspenseful read! The Secrets He Kept grabs you right from the start and doesn’t let go till the final page, where it all wraps up with an ending that will knock your socks off! I still get chills when I think about it. It is addictive, thrilling with twists and turns that keep you second guessing everything, which are the perfect ingredients for a great psychological thriller.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in this case, it brings up a thousand questions. When Sally is shown a photo of a man and a teenage boy, her perfect world comes crashing down when she is told they are father and son. Why? because the man in the photo is Sally’s husband Tom! What follows is Sally’s journey in finding out the truth and how she must face that she may have never really known the man she has had children with and been married to for the last fifteen years.
The characters in this story are both a mix of likeable and unlikeable. I liked Sally and could feel her pain when finding out the man that she has held on such a high pedestal throughout their marriage, is not the man she thought him to be. I did not like the character of Tom, but in saying that he has been written extremely well to make me have these feelings.
Jackie has a very easy style and excels in getting the readers attention right from the start. She has expertly built tension throughout, where she then cleverly adds another layer as she steers the story in a more sinister direction which just intensifies the tension even more in the lead up to the jaw dropping conclusion. I really enjoyed this and it gave the story much more depth.
Jackie is a new author to me and one that will definitely be on my radar from now on. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review The Secrets He Kept which I recommend.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Hera and Jackie Walsh for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Secrets He Kept which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.