Friday, April 21, 2017

The Secrets You Keep by Kate White

Author: Kate White
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Date of publication; March 2017

What would you do if you realized that your new husband, a man you adore, is keeping secrets from you—secrets with terrifying consequences?

Bryn Harper, an accomplished self-help author, already has plenty to deal with. She’s still recovering from a devastating car accident that has left her haunted by recurring, smoke-filled nightmares. Worse still, she can’t shake the ominous feeling her dreams contain a warning. 

In the beginning, Bryn’s husband Guy couldn’t have been more supportive. But after moving into a new house together, disturbing incidents occur and Guy grows evasive, secretive. What the hell is going on, she wonders? Then, a woman hired to cater their dinner party is brutally murdered.

As Bryn’s world unravels—and yet another woman in town is slain —she must summon her old strength to find answers and protect her own life. Her nightmares may in fact hold the key to unlocking the truth and unmasking the murderer.

I was definitely in the mood for a good psychological thriller when I picked up The Secrets You Keep.  I had really enjoyed Eyes on You, so I was hoping to be in for a great read.  The story revolves around Bryn, who is a self-help author.  She is recovering from a car accident and living with her husband full-time for the summer.  Up until the accident, theirs had been more of a commuter relationship.  She beings to feel like things aren't quite right with her husband. When a local caterer is murdered, she becomes the number one person of interest.

For the most part, I liked this book.  I'm not going to really talk plot, because there are a lot of twists, red herrings and surprises.  Would I say that this was a psychological thriller?  Not really.  But it is definitely a good solid mystery.  I didn't call the ending and that is always a bonus for me.  I thought the plot was well laid out and is told through Bryn's eyes.  I enjoyed finding things out along with Bryn as it kept me engaged.  Despite all of that, I never really had the sense that Bryn was in serious danger throughout most of the book.

 I would recommend this one.  Just don't go into it expecting a fast paced seat of your pants thriller.  

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