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Book Review: Dead Secret -Ava McCarthy *****

UK Publishing Date: 14 Jan 2016. 368 Pages.

Dead Secret is one of those books that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and drags you along for the ride. Jodie is an artist and housewife. When she threatens to leave her psychologically abusive husband Ethan he murders their daughter just to punish her. Shaken by the realisation that she really had married a monster, Jodie kills him.

Convicted of murder, she is two years into her prison sentence when she is contacted by a reporter who wants to talk to her about her husband. About her crime. Reluctantly she agrees and then her world gets turned upside down. Everything that she believed or thought she knew about her husband was a lie. Even his death…

I really liked the writing style on this book- it just made for compulsive reading and you felt like you had to keep turning the pages. As such its quite a quick read because you just want to keep going until you find out what happens. The characters and situations are so well written that I can’t believe that I haven’t come across Ava McCarthy before.

Supplied by Net Galley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

You can find the book here: Dead Secret

Categories: 5 Stars Book Review

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Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.


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