Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Blog Tour: Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah

Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: August 4, 2015

She’s a wife.
She’s a mother.
She isn’t who you think she is.

Nicki Clements has secrets, just like anybody else—secrets she keeps from her children, from her husband, from everyone who knows her. Secrets she shares with only one person: A stranger she’s never seen. A person whose voice she’s never heard.
And then Nicki is arrested for murder. The murder of a man she doesn’t know.

As a pair of husband-and-wife detectives investigate her every word, and as the media circle like sharks, all Nicki’s secrets are laid bare—illusions and deceptions that she has kept up for years. And even the truth might not be enough to save her. For although Nicki isn’t guilty of homicide, she’s far from innocent. . . .

Woman with a Secret is unfortunately the second book by this author that I have not been able to finish.  It is the 9th book in a series and to me, it didn't hold up well as a stand alone.  I was expecting a thriller but it was just dull.  I made it about  25% of the way in and gave up.  It kind of rambled and I found myself re-reading parts to figure out what was going on.

There were a few reasons that I didn't care for this book.  First, I didn't like the way it waffled back and forth between Nicki's first person perspective and the third person perspective of the detectives.  That was threw off the flow of the book for me.  Another reason was Nicki herself.  She gets herself into her mess because she is having (it seems) and affair online with someone.  She is married with two kids.  I knew I wouldn't like her as the book progressed.  Finally, I really felt like I needed back story on the detectives.  I felt like I was coming right into the middle of a movie and was playing catch up.

I think that fans of this author's will like this book as well as fans of the series.  But it wasn't enticing enough for me to go back to the beginning.

About Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of nine psychological thrillers and The Monogram Murders, the first novel to be authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie. Her books have received numerous awards, including a UK National Book Award, and are published in twenty-seven countries. She lives in Cambridge, England.

Find out more about Sophie at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Purchase Links

Sophie’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, August 4th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, August 5th: Booksie’s Blog
Thursday, August 6th: My Bookshelf
Friday, August 7th: Peeking Between the Pages
Monday, August 10th: Jen’s Book Thoughts
Wednesday, August 12th: she treads softly
Thursday, August 13th: 5 Minutes For Books
Friday, August 14th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, August 17th: Many Hats
Tuesday, August 18th: A Bookworm’s World
Wednesday, August 19th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Thursday, August 20th: No More Grumpy Bookseller


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

techeditor said...

I like your thoughtful review of this book. Yours is the first I've read that had negative comments, but your comments tell me that you are a critical reader, and I mean that in a good way. That's the way I try to be, too.

Often, bloggers sa6 only positive things about books they review, and that really annoys me.