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.
Praise for Jackie Walsh:
‘It is SUCH a good mystery book, a real page turner…definitely a book I'll remember having read for a long time. I'd mark it a 6 out of 5 if I could.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘packed to the brim with suspense that will have you hooked throughout… once you start it, you will not want to stop until you turn that very last page.’ (5 stars) By The Letter Book Reviews
‘I loved this and devoured it to the end… A stunning piece of writing with the tension and drama you expect from a top psychological thriller. Very highly recommended.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer
‘wow! It was excellent…This book is very well written, has great characters and grabbed my attention and held it the entire time I was reading.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘uncharacteristically I am very nearly speechless. I've just finished this novel and my head is still processing the events that unfolded within… I look forward to any future novels written by Jackie Walsh.’
‘Wow. What a great, twisty book.Kept me guessing (and a few times yelling at my ereader) until the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘an utterly captivating plot, and I was drawn further and further into the story as it progressed, I was kept guessing all the way through.’ Goodreads reviewer
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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.