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Nail-biting suspense had me gasping in surprise and clinging to the edge of my seat! WOW.’ Book Lover’s Best, 5 stars

Feeling sick and shaky, I switch on the TV and the headlines begin. And there I am, addressing the audience directly: ‘If you are watching and you know anything at all about where my child is, please help us…’

Julia puts her two children onto the train with a kiss and a promise of something special for dinner that evening. She doesn’t like them going alone, but she tells herself it’s only to the next town and her daughter Cass can be trusted to look after her little brother. But when darkness falls and only one child comes home, Julia realises she’s made a terrible mistake. 

Her past has finally caught up with her, but can she save her family in time?

Utterly twisty and completely unputdownable. This insanely gripping page-turner from bestselling author Lucy Dawson is perfect for anyone who tore through Friend Request, Gone Girl or My Lovely Wife.

What readers are saying about The Secret Within:

The nail-biting suspense kept me hanging on to every word impossible to put down!... Filled with jaw-dropping twists…  a mind-blowing experience that kept me spellbound and captivated, and the explosive ending left my mind reeling! WOW! Lucy Dawson NAILED IT!’ Book Lover’s Best, 5 stars

‘Totally addictive, twisty and unputdownable.’ Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said, She Said

‘This book was fabulous. I was glued to the story, unable to stop turning page after page…  Spectacular story!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Wow just wow!... full of edge-of-the-seat drama… the ending will just blow you away.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘A tense rollercoaster of a read… An addictive, chilling, twisty thriller of a read that keeps you guessing until the end!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'I flew through this and absolutely loved it.' SJI Holliday, bestselling author of The Last Resort

Twists and turns to keep you hooked... Loved it!' Amanda Jennings, bestselling author of The Storm

Fantastic!! Deliciously dark, twisted and dangerous. Filled with lies, deceit and jaw-droppingly shocking behaviour…This book had me gripped and the epilogue sent shivers down my spine!! Would definitely recommend!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

Mysteries & Thrillers
January 26
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews

nilylovestoread ,

What a twisty, gripping, wild ride!

Hmmm, what a roller coaster ride with so much impressive, whirlwind twists that you barely see them coming to fool you at least twice! Shame on me!

This book is great approach to the gender inequality at work: especially the women doctors’ problems: hypocrisy, mansplaining, extra patronizing, biased manners, unfair attitudes against the work ethics!

After being banned from the hospital she’s been working, Julia needed a clean slate with her educator husband , two kids by moving a new place, getting a new job! It seems like she made the right impression and affected the decision makers ( even though they were men, they seemed like easy going guys who don’t care her about the public humiliation she endured thanks to the media outlets’ vicious intrusion to her life! ) to give her a new job!

But now her kids are missing and wherever she goes her past never leaves her alone, dragging her into more trouble she can handle!

I mostly liked Frank as soon as I start reading his POV! He’s my favorite kind of crazy antihero and it was too much fun to see how he gets more unstable, freakier!

I enjoyed the gripping story but there are so many details slow down the pace especially Julia’s family parts and kids were unnecessarily long! This book could be more fast pacing, exciting, action packed, medical thriller meets domestic drama!

It’s still four starred twisty, surprising, jaw dropping read with original plot line but it could be five blazing starred thriller with lesser pages!
But I’m still happy this book put the author on my radar. I’m looking forward to read more works of the author!

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