Hey all! I am back after a long time!!! Anyway so I just finished I know Your Secret by Ruth Heald and here is my review!
She thinks she knows me.
She believes my marriage is falling apart at the seams, that my husband can barely look me in the eyes. She thinks I’m desperate for a baby, that my longing for a family keeps me up at night. As much as I hate to admit it, all of this is true.
She thinks I listen to her advice, that I care about her opinion. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Because she has no idea who I am. She has no clue that I know everything.
I know her secret. I know that she did the unforgivable. I know how many lives she ruined.
I know exactly what she did. And I’m here for her.
No. of pages:- 272 pages
Date published:- June 2020
Genre:- Psychological Fiction
Ruth Heald is the bestselling author of psychological thrillers THE MOTHER’S MISTAKE and THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS, and the relationship drama 27: SIX FRIENDS, ONE YEAR.
Ruth studied Economics at Oxford University and then worked in an eclectic mix of sectors from nuclear decommissioning to management consulting. She worked at the BBC for nine years before leaving to write full time. Ruth is fascinated by psychology and finding out what drives people to violence, destruction and revenge. She’s married with two children and her novels explore our greatest fears in otherwise ordinary, domestic lives
The story starts with a woman named Beth, who is going through a break-up with her partner, Richard as he moves out of the house. Her life becomes messier as she needs to look after her son Charlie. Beth is working as a therapist and during one of her session, she meets a new client named Danielle Brown. Then things began to change in her life.
Now I will start with the ones I like about the book.
- The book is told from the perspectives of two women, Beth and Danielle. Both seemed t be struggling with their own relationships and both seemed to be carrying some sort of secret, which as a reader you are dying to know what the secret is.
- I also really like the writing of the book–the author has done a good job keeping the reader hooked into the story.
- The story is gripping, intriguing making the reader like me want to read more and also in each of the chapter, there are unexpected twists and turns. Also both the characters are undependable and later on the secret is unraveled in the end of the book.
- The ending was good, a bit emotional but was good.
- By reading the perspectives of Beth and Danielle, it will be interesting as a reader to know what they are actually thinking and so the reader can read their minds–I also like how both the characters are vulnerable–Beth seemed to be suffering from delusions and Danielle seemed to be suffering from anger management. During the course of Beth’s relationship with Richard, he admitted of having an affair and Beth suspected it was Danielle. Was it really Danielle? And Danielle doesn’t seem to be too honest with her husband, particularly her family background which you are curious to find out.
- The book is actually fast paced and also a quick read.
- Each of the chapter is filled with suspense that made the reader hooked and intrigued into the story. The author was clever of making the reader believe in both the characters and then doubting them in the middle and finally clearing up the fog towards the end. That’s the great writing.
Overall, this is truly a gripping, mind blowing psychological thriller that you simply cannot put down!!! I would rate this book as five stars!