WOW what a read! This was a fast paced thriller that I read in one sitting as I couldn’t get enough!
What could be better than spending a week long getaway at the beach with friends while the kids are away at summer camp. Sounds perfect doesn’t it!
This is what Susan thought when she and her husband Nadal invite their new neighbours Ben & Rachel and Jenny & Louis to share a rental in the Hamptons with them for some much needed rest and sun away from their busy lives back home.
But on the very first night trouble looms as the alcohol flows and guards are let down as each couple’s hidden secrets rise to the surface.
Then one of the women is found dead the next day on the beach! Was this an accident or is one of them responsible?
For detective Gabby Watkins it doesn’t take long until she declares this a murder and each couple is taken in for questioning where their secrets are laid bare and issues of domestic violence, infidelity and issues with the law are all revealed and are all entwined in each of the couples lives and that of the deceased.
But what was that one little secret that lead one of them to commit murder?
Told in the perspective of each character we are taken back to the past and the present as we are given more details into each of the couples lives and of the events that lead to one of their murders. Thinking I was smart and figuring out who the culprit was early on Cate threw me off track! I thought I outsmarted her again with another guess of who it was but nope I was mistaken again! I love that in a book!
The characters were relatable and very well written. A great story full of twists and turns and that ending was just fantastic!!!!
This is the first book I have read of Cate’s and it definitely will not be my last!
Thank-you to Netgalley, Crooked Lane Books and Cate Holahan for allowing me to read an advanced copy of One Little Secret in exchange for an honest review.
All opinions are my own and are not biased in anyway.
One Little Secret by Cate Holahan is a book that will suck you in from the start. I read this one quite quickly, needing to know how it was all going to play out. Nobody is who they seem in the beginning and the twists keep coming. A great, fast paced read for anybody who likes a good whodunnit.
3 couples, a weeks holiday with no children in a beach house in the Hamptons. A chance to relax and get to know new people - what could go wrong? Murder - that is what! Copious amounts of alcohol has all the secrets being spilled - work stress, martial tensions, kids - you name it. In the morning a woman is dead on their private beach - who wanted their secrets kept secret that badly? Enter Detective Gabby Watkins - an investigator who is like a dog with a bone and determined to get to the bottom of it.
Thanks to Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for my advanced copy of this book to read. All opinions are my own and are in no way biased.