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Little Secrets: A Novel (vuoden 2020 painos)

– tekijä: Jennifer Hillier (Tekijä)

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"Overwhelmed by tragedy, a woman desperately tries to save her marriage in award-winning author Jennifer Hillier's Little Secrets, a riveting novel of psychological suspense. "Suspenseful and compelling-Hillier is a masterful storyteller." -Chevy Stevens All it takes to unravel a life is one little secret... 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"--… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:hana321
Teoksen nimi:Little Secrets: A Novel
Kirjailijat:Jennifer Hillier (Tekijä)
Info:Minotaur Books (2020), 352 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):*****
Avainsanoja:Netgalley

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What an exceptional suspense book. Most of it set inside the mind of a woman named Marin going off the rails after her young child is kidnapped in broad daylight when she was momentarily distracted. Over a year later, she's still with her husband (who's having an affair), and still runs her very successful group of high-end salons, but she's an emotional mess. After the police, FBI and a PI she's personally hired hit dead ends, and she learns of her husband's affair, she becomes obsessed with the young woman Kenzie who's caught her husband Derek's undivided sexual attention. Having come to her wits end, Marin engages a "fixer" arranged by her best friend Sal to kill Kenzie. She gets cold feet and calls the arranged hit off, but then Kenzie goes missing. No spoilers here, but at about 3/4 of the way through the book, the secrets and lies everyone is holding begin to unravel and the truth is revealed. With so few characters, it was tempting to try to figure the real relationships between all the characters and what really happened to the boy Sebastian. While I pretty much had it figured, it was nonetheless thrilling to see it play out. Wonderful, gripping, suspenseful, heartfelt read. This follows one of my favorite reads of 2020, Hillier's Jar of Hearts. Excellent book and terrific writer. Kudos! ( )
  FYreads | May 22, 2021 |
Marin is out doing some Christmas shopping, and of course it seems that everyone else is also out too. Sebastian is getting antsy as all kids do, he is done shopping. He is tired, his little legs are probably sore, he is hot and wants the colored lollipop mom promised. That is his focus, but they are almost done. He just has to wait a few more moments and he can get his lollipop.

Marin’s cell phone goes off, shoot – she doesn’t really want to answer, but she kind of has to. She makes it quick and lets the caller know she will call them back shortly. She turns to get Bash and he’s gone. A mother’s worse nightmare has come true. Strangers jump right in and start looking for him according to Marin’s description, someone runs to get a security person, and she calls her husband. Bash has to be right here, maybe he went to get his lollipop by himself.

It’s discovered that he was taken out of the shopping area. Gone. Taken by Santa… SANTA of all people! Santa Clause… what sick person would do that? It’s been more than twelve months, and still no sign of him. The FBI put his case on the back burner months ago with no new leads and the investigator that Marin hires is redoing all the work the FBI did, as well as thinking outside the box. But her investigator upon her digging stumbles upon something else and Marin is glad she was told, but also wonders if it was better if she had not know.

Someone else connected the Marin’s husband also then goes missing. Her investigator is now really looking into everyone connected to her husband, he is the common denominator after all, but Marin also has secret of her own. Maybe she is a common denominator as well. Did she put things in motion that started all of this.

As the investigator digs, and Marin starts to connect dots a picture forms and Marin can’t believe she didn’t figure it out sooner. They are quickly learning everyone has secrets, and people are not who they appear, and friends can be enemies in disguise.

This was a good twisted thriller! You just never know which way Jennifer is going to jerk you in the storyline. However, she is also not afraid to write about dark stuff so her books are not for those who are sensitive. But I think that is part of why I like her, she is not afraid to write about things or create characters who act out, as often this stuff is not talked about or kept secret. ( )
  Chelz286 | Jan 2, 2021 |
Little Secrets was engaging from the very first page and I just loved Jennifer Hillier’s writing style so much. Her characters are multifaceted and the plot has enough twists and turns to keep me guessing but not so much that they just felt like they came out of nowhere.

I love a book where things look a little too perfect on the outside to be true and this book has all of that and more. It does involve the kidnapping of a small child but it has so many other elements that made it rise above this common thriller plotline. I l really enjoy a good domestic thriller and this one is a roller coaster of suspense with a super satisfying ending.

I loved it so much that I am now listening to Jar of Hearts on audio. It’s the best when you read a book you don’t know a lot about beforehand and then leave with a new to you author to follow along with.

Thank you to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for an unbiased review. ( )
  genthebookworm | Dec 19, 2020 |
well written, thrilling, surprising (to me) twist (that mostly worked), and some good character development.

this book went a way i wasn't expecting almost immediately. (i never really felt quite right with the focus on the affair. it didn't seem, in any way, out of nowhere - marin and derrick were dealing with a tragedy and had been handling it on emotionally different planes, they were drifting - and marin also slept with sal. so for her to be so singularly focused on revenge, to the point of murder, just didn't feel right. maybe, like she says at some point, i can't understand because i'm not in that same situation, but i am hesitant about the believability of this part. which the story hinges upon, of course. she even gave us insight into kenzie and sal, which i wouldn't really have anticipated, and which made this feel more well-rounded than it otherwise would have been.

i'm not sure i believe that sal would have kidnapped sebastian, and then kept him for 16 months after telling derrick he was dead. what was he planning to do? keep him forever and ever? that doesn't feel quite right. but the twist there was one that i didn't see coming, and that was at least partly well explained. kept me on my toes and was fun to read.

with the character development and writing both of the quality that it was, i'd definitely read her again. the audio reader (kirsten potter) was also excellent - she expertly conveyed the different emotions in speech, among other things, like gasping, or being out of breath. ( )
  overlycriticalelisa | Nov 9, 2020 |
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"Overwhelmed by tragedy, a woman desperately tries to save her marriage in award-winning author Jennifer Hillier's Little Secrets, a riveting novel of psychological suspense. "Suspenseful and compelling-Hillier is a masterful storyteller." -Chevy Stevens All it takes to unravel a life is one little secret... 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"--

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