Our Little Secret- Book Review

Our Little Secret

Dear Louise. It’s time we all put the past behind us. We’re meeting for my birthday. I want you there. Love, Amy. X

When Louise receives an invitation to her old friend Amy’s birthday weekend in a cottage next to the woods near their old university campus, a chill runs down her spine.

Fifteen years ago, Hannah walked into those same woods and never came back. Her death destroyed her friends. They’ve not met as a group since. Until now.

As the party gets underway and old grudges are uncovered, a game of truth or dare is proposed. It’s clear one person has questions about their friend’s death – and now they want answers. And nothing will stop them.

When everyone has buried secrets, digging for the truth is going to get dangerous.

A gripping and addictive psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages, for fans of Gillian Flynn, Teresa Driscoll and Ruth Ware.

No. of pages:- 241 pages

Date published:- will be published on 18th December 2020

Genre:- Thriller

Thank You Netgalley, Bookouture and author for the ARC! This review is based on my honest opinion.

Louise gets an invitation from Amy to spend the weekend at Amy’s cottage to celebrate her birthday, along with Kat and Daisy, whom they had been friends since the university. However, many years ago, during their final year in the university, one of their closest friends, Hannah was found dead, a few miles away from Amy’s cottage. The death was ruled as suicide. However, soon, past secrets kept looming up, threatening to destroy the friendship…

To me, at first, the book started slow. However, gradually, the story started to getting a bit intense. There is not much twists and turns you would expect in a thriller but nonetheless, it was actually a good thriller that will get the reader hooked into the story. The truth and dare game towards the end of the book to find the real truth about what happened to Hannah had my interest piqued into the story.

It was a good thriller and a short fast read thriller. Worth three stars!

Poul Anderson Appreciation: Three Stars
Lesley Sanderson

Lesley attended the Curtis Brown Creative 6 month novel writing course in 2015/6, and in 2017 The Orchid Girls (then On The Edge) was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize.

Lesley is the author pf three psychological thrillers: The Orchid Girls, The Woman at 46 Heath Street and The Leaving Party.

Lesley spends her days writing in coffee shops in Kings Cross where she lives and works as a librarian. She loves the atmosphere and eclectic mix of people in the area. Lesley discovered Patricia Highsmith as a teenager and has been hooked on psychological thrillers ever since.

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