One Little Secret – Cate Holahan Book Review

Book Synopsis

The glass beach house was supposed to be the getaway that Susan needed. Eager to help her transplanted family set down roots in their new town—and desperate for some kid-free conversation—she invites her new neighbors to join in on a week-long sublet with her and her workaholic husband.

My Thoughts

This was the first time I read a book by this author. It was well written and I got into it pretty quickly.  The only thing I struggled with at times was who each couple was married to but this didn’t put me off. It’s a great story with a lot of twisty mystery. You don’t realise how much their lives are intertwined and unravels throughout the book. I could feel the tension escalating between the three couples making the crime believable.

The story jumps seamlessly between the day of the murder and after. Gabby is a newly promoted Sargent trying to get the respect of her detectives as well as juggling the stress of her daughter, she is a very likeable character. I enjoyed the author’s writing style, very fluid and descriptive. I liked how the author incorporated an earlier reported case to the main case.

I thought I knew who done it early on but I was completely wrong. This is a real page turner and it tied up the loose ends nicely.

Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.

One Little Secret is out on 9th July 2019. You can pre-order you copy from Amazon

Reviewed on 9th February 2019