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Praise for One Little Secret
One of Bustle's 12 Books Like 'Knives Out' For Fans Of Family Sagas, Murder, & Knitwear
One of Bustle's New Books Set At the Beach To Read When You Can't Be There Yourself
One of SheReads' Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2019
One of CrimeReads' Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer

"A domestic thriller that's actually filled with lots of secrets, some of them pretty big."
--Kirkus Review

"Engrossing...Holahan keeps the suspense high."
--Publishers Weekly

"Well-drawn characters...[an] absorbing page-turner."
--Booklist

"A great beach read for those with a penchant for scandalous secrets and gossipy, suspenseful mysteries."
--Library Journal

Praise for Lies She Told
ONE OF KIRKUS' BEST BOOKS OF 2017

"A suffocating double nightmare...'To be a writer is to be a life thief.'"
--Kirkus starred review

"Recommended for anyone who enjoys Paula Hawkins or Gillian Flynn, primarily because it's better."
--Library Journal

"Engrossing...Holahan keeps the suspense high...until the surprising denouement."
--Publishers Weekly

"Holahan's gripping, commercial storytelling slips this self-reflective examination into what is first and foremost a compelling thriller, allowing Lies She Told to be both indicative of a genre and outstanding in its field."
--Shelf Awareness

"An eerie and chilling read...Unexpected and explosive."
--NY Journal of Books

"A swift and intriguing psychological thriller heavy with surprises."
--Foreword Reviews starred review

"If you can only pick one psychological thriller to read this fall, it needs to be Holahan's Lies She Told..."
--RT Book Reviews

"Pure, binge-worthy entertainment--the kind of effortlessly engaging read that can only come from the author's intelligent plotting and careful construction...An instant-hit for...readers looking for an addictive, layered suspense novel."
--Crime by the Book

"Lies She Told had me questioning my own sanity...The best kind of suspense...An excellent and compelling psychological read!"
--Susan Crawford, bestselling author of The Pocket Wife and The Other Widow

"Intricate, intense, and completely sinister--the talented Cate Holahan keeps you guessing until the final disturbing page."
--Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Say No More

"Brilliantly conceived, chillingly conveyed, Lies She Told is a mind-bender of a novel within a novel, with a story that is both gut-wrenching and compulsively readable. Cate Holahan is one of the best psychological suspense writers out there, and she's only getting better. Read her."
--Brad Parks, Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Award-winning author of Say Nothing

"This was a thriller I couldn't put down...Bravo!"
--Rena Olsen, author of The Girl Before

"A page-turner of the top order, cleverly conceived, brilliantly executed and impossible to put down. Cate Holahan has proven herself a master of psychological suspense...This mind-bending tale of jealousy, love, and revenge should be at the top of everyone's summer reading list."
--Allison Leotta, author of The Last Good Girl

"Intelligently written...A gripping and highly suspenseful story that features amazing female characters caught in difficult situations they never asked for."
--Bookreporter

"Riveting."
--Mystery Scene Magazine

"A wonderful psychological suspense story."
--Manhattan Book Review

"Lies She Told masterfully weaves together the parallel tales of two troubled young wives...This is a fast-paced read that will keep readers riveted as the surprise endings of both story lines blossom into a crescendo of compassion and conflict resolution."
--BookPage

"Wow. Just wow. As soon as you think you've figured it out, Cate Holahan hits you with a twist you did. Not. See. Coming...A taut story."
--Alexia Gordon, award-winning author of Murder in G Major and Death in D Minor

"[A] masterpiece....Lies She Told is guaranteed to make Cate Holahan a household name."
--Joe Clifford, author of the Jay Porter thriller series

"A chilling story...Cate Holahan keeps you guessing--and turning the pages--right to the end."
--Patrick Lee, NYT bestselling author of the Sam Dryden and Travis Chase trilogies

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USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Good Morning America: “A psychological thriller that will keep you up all night...Get ready.”
CrimeReads: "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer”
TrulyBookish.com: Five Stars. “If you are a fan of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, then this book is for you!”
Booklist: “Well-drawn characters... [an] absorbing page-turner.”
Library Journal: “A great beach read for those with a penchant for scandalous secrets and gossipy suspenseful mysteries.”
Bustle: "New Books Set At the Beach To Read When You Can’t Be There Yourself"
Publisher’s Weekly: “Solidly plotted...Holahan does a fine job portraying fraying marriages and artificial friendships.”
Kirkus: “A domestic thriller that’s actually filled with lots of secrets. Some of them pretty big.”


Everyone has a secret. For some, it’s worth dying to protect. For others, it’s worth killing.

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.

Over the course of the first evening, liquor loosens inhibitions and lips. The three couples begin picking up on the others' marital tensions and work frustrations, as well as revealing their own. But someone says too much. And the next morning one of the women is discovered dead on the private beach.

Town detective Gabby Watkins must figure out who permanently silenced the deceased. As she investigates, she learns that everyone in the glass house was hiding something that could tie them to the murder, and that the biggest secrets of all are often in plain sight for anyone willing to look.

A taut, locked room mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters, One Little Secret promises to keep readers' eyes glued to the pages and debating the blinders that we all put on in the service of politeness.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1440 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (9 July 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07MSCCV5D
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,542 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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