Title: Our Little Secret
Author: Roz Nay
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: April 17, 2018
Page Count: 256
My rating: 4 1/2 stars
About the book:
THE TOP TEN INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE YOU CAN’T MISS…
“A cracking read…Our Little Secret builds to a deliciously dark conclusion.” —Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10
Roz Nay’s Our Little Secret is a twisted tale of love, pain, and revenge that will stay with the reader long after they turn the last page.
They say you never forget your first love. What they don’t say though, is that sometimes your first love won’t forget you…
Angela Petitjean sits in a cold, dull room. The police have been interrogating her for hours, asking about Saskia Parker. She’s the wife of Angela’s high school sweetheart, HP, and the mother of his child. She has vanished. Homicide Detective J. Novak believes Angela knows what happened to Saskia. He wants the truth, and he wants it now.
But Angela has a different story to tell. It began more than a decade ago when she and HP met in high school in Cove, Vermont. She was an awkward, shy teenager. He was a popular athlete. They became friends, fell in love, and dated senior year. Everything changed when Angela went to college. When time and distance separated them. When Saskia entered the picture.
That was eight years ago. HP foolishly married a drama queen and Angela moved on with her life. Whatever marital rift caused Saskia to leave her husband has nothing to do with Angela. Nothing at all. Detective Novak needs to stop asking questions and listen to what Angela is telling him. And once he understands everything, he’ll have the truth he so desperately wants…
Our Little Secret by Roz Nay is a novel of psychological suspense that is not what one would call a super twisty tale but that of one that is super twisted. A story of love, betrayal and obsession that kept the pages turning.
As the book begins Angela Petitjean is sitting in a cold interrogation room with a revolving door of police officers asking her the same question over and over. Where is Saskia and what has happened to her? When Homicide Detective J. Novak enters for his turn at the questions Angela decides to start telling her tale.
Going back a decade Angela weaves the story of how she met H.P. and how their love affair began in high school in Cove, Vermont. Angela’s parents even approved and her mother just know H.P. was the one for her. But somehow when Angela gets accepted to college overseas it all starts to unravel for her.
Our Little Secret is one of those books that isn’t going to be for everyone but I personally devoured this one in just a few hours and absolutely loved it. This one is another that I can’t help but think it’s a bit like coming across a train wreck and not being able to look away when you know that you should. Angela was an obvious mess of a character but her story was mesmerizing until the very end. This one was a definite winner for me and I’d rate it at 4.5 stars and will be keeping an eye out for more from this author in the future.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Roz Nay grew up in England and studied at Oxford University. She has been published in The Antigonish Review and the anthology Refuge. Roz has worked as an underwater fish counter in Africa, a snowboard videographer in Vermont, and a high school teacher in both the UK and Australia. She now lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband and two children. Our Little Secret is her first novel. Visit her at RozNay.com or follow her on Twitter @roznay1.