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Little Secrets

Title: Little Secrets

Author: Jennifer Hillier

Genre: psychological thriller

I’m a sucker for a good plot twist. As long as it’s reasonable and not just some random thing thrown in to convince the reader that the author is clever. Because it’s not clever. At. All. But if you can lead the reader down a path, throw in a twist, then the reader can follow the plot back and see how it all makes sense… I’m in. Sure thing. And this one definitely made sense. Whew.

From Goodreads: Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community and are a loving family—until their world falls apart the day their son Sebastian is taken.

A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding Sebastian, she learns that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman. This discovery sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. Permanently.

From the blurb, it sounds like Marin is a pain in the ass, but she’s not. She’s raw and dealing with a terrible situation. She is struggling, her marriage is struggling, and she’s just at a loss on how to deal with anything. She makes rash decisions, but they all make sense. I flew through the second half of the book and couldn’t wait to see what happened. This book was a good, fun, entertaining twisty thriller.

By befictional

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