Can a secret be worse than a lie?
Every time Kate Duggan looks in a mirror she is confronted by her guilt; a long, red scar reminding her that she was ‘the one to walk away’ from the car accident. Not everyone was so lucky …
On the surface her fiancé Rob is supportive – but the reality is different. He’s controlling, manipulative and, if the phone call Kate overhears is anything to go by, he has a secret. But just how dangerous is that secret?
When Kate begins work at a firm of private investigators, she meets Ben Parker. His strong and silent persona is intriguing but it’s also a cover – because something devastating happened to Ben, something he can’t get over.
As Kate and Ben begin their first assignment, they become close. But, what they don’t realise is how close to home the investigation will bring them, or who will be hurt in the process …
From the bestselling author of House of Secrets.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Lynda Stacey's gripping thriller explores the unsettling idea that most humans aren’t comfortable facing and owning the truth. Kate Duggan is battling survivor’s guilt after escaping from a devastating car accident. Starting over as a private investigator, she discovers that the people around her aren’t who they appear to be—in ways that are both dangerous and tender. Kate is a psychologically flawed and very relatable heroine. Stacey’s writing skillfully portrays the suspense and romance swirling in Kate’s world, merging the personal and professional in unpredictable ways.
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Tell me no secrets
I received this as an ARC for my honest review.
After leaving the London Metropolitan police force, Kate has returned home to Yorkshire where she is employed as a private investigator. She's lost her confidence after a car accident that killed her brother and left her sister in a wheelchair, she herself has severe facial scars. During a routine inquiry, Kate learns that her ex boyfriend is a dangerous thug and a member of a family of notorious drug dealers. This discovery puts her family and especially her disabled sister in extreme danger. There's an immediate attraction between Kate and the boss's son, Ben, another person with deep personal problems, he helps Kate regain her self-assurance and provide the love interest. Although a thriller, there are some very funny moments, especially towards the end.
Waste of time
I have read hundreds of books and love reading all types of genres. This book is one of the worst books I’ve read, it is rushed with many key points not answered. The storyline is flimsy at best, this is the first time I have been angry after finishing a book before. Don’t waste your time you have been warned.