Every Little Secret by Sarah Clarke
In Every Little Secret, from the outside, it seems Grace has it all
Only she knows about the cracks in her picture-perfect life… and the huge secret behind them.
After all, who can she trust?
Her brother Josh is thousands of miles away, and he and Grace have never been close – he was always their parents’ favourite.
Her best friend Coco walked away from her years ago, their friendship irreparably fractured by the choices they’ve made.
And her husband Marcus seems like a different man lately.
Grace can’t shake the feeling that he’s hiding something.
But when her seven-year-old daughter makes a troubling accusation, Grace must choose between protecting her child and protecting her secret… before she loses everything.
What was it all about
Every Little Secret by Sarah Clarke was a thriller where every page left me wanting more.
Grace’s seven-year-old daughter makes a startling accusation after a fall from the tree. And Grace is left shocked.
How it made me feel - The Good
A whirlpool of excitement and dread made their home in my core as I listened to Kaye’s accusation and keenly felt Grace’s dilemma. I loved how the author boxed her in with no place to go.
Scenes were built up in the story where Grace’s past with her husband Markus and best friend Coco and brother Josh were enmeshed with the scenes of today where she had to make sense of the evidence. Dual timelines were easy to surf.
The suspense slowly swirled with each chapter and secrets hidden and truths revealed every few chapters added to my excitement. I swung like a pendulum as until the last few pages, I didn’t know who was lying to me.
I couldn’t guess the truth at all until I fell upon it.
The audiobook was good but the suspense could not be felt after a certain point, so I switched to an eBook.
The transitions between the flashbacks were not smooth. The tension was lost for me in certain places.
Overall, Every Little Secret was a family drama that slowly built up to a suspenseful thriller. Completely recommended.
I read this book after I saw Sandy’s (from Sandysbookaday) review. Thank you for this recommendation.
I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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