Happy Publication Day to Valerie Keogh!!! I’m very excited to be opening the blog tour for Valerie’s Secrets Between Us.
Massive thanks to the lovely Noelle Holten for the invite to join the blog tour and to Bookouture for my advanced copy of Secrets Between Us which I received through Netgalley.
One letter a week for fifteen years. 780 identical white envelopes brimming with my sister’s darkest secrets. All the intimate details of a life as different to mine as could possibly be.
I read each letter slowly to make sure I understand it perfectly, one day very soon it will be a matter of life and death…
At the end of each letter, after signing her name, there is always one final sentence:
Don’t forget to burn this letter.
I’ll let you decide if I do…
A jaw-dropping psychological thriller that you will read in one sitting. If you loved dark, twisty thrillers like The Girl on The Train, The Couple Next Door and Friend Request, this unputdownable novel will have your heart racing long after you’ve finished reading.
What Did I Think?
I’ve got to say I loved this cover the minute I saw it and the blurb sealed my need to read this psychological thriller. It grabbed me with the minimal of effort with the simplicity of it and yet there was the intrigue that totally piqued my interest! Did the letters get burnt?!? What did they say?
Is Tia to be trusted? She seemed all sweet and innocent but sometimes it’s the quiet ones you have to watch right!?! Ellie’s obviously perturbed by some of the looks Tia gives her. But I questioned whether it was just Ellie’s jealousy of her sister getting the attention. I really didn’t know who to trust! Ellie is far from whiter than white when it comes to plotting!
The whole book is packed with tension. I didn’t know whether to trust Tia or was it just Ellie jealous of her sister having the one thing she couldn’t have! Twins should be the closet set of siblings but these two definitely aren’t.
The final third was a race to the finish, I felt like Usain Bolt as I clicked through the pages, glued to my kindle. Valerie Keogh has written a great psychological thriller that made my eyes widen with each page as sibling rivalry is taken to a whole new level!
Who is Valerie Keogh?
Valerie Keogh grew up reading Agatha Christie so when she started writing it seemed natural to write crime novels. She writes two different series, one based in Ireland featuring Garda Sergeant Mike West and a grittier one based in the UK featuring Nicola Connolly, a serial killer.
The Garda West series: That One May Smile, Close Ranks, Murder on Clare Island and Death In Foxrock.
The Hudson and Connolly series: Deadly Sleep, Twisted Power, Bitter Business and Wicked Secret.
Valerie has also written a stand-alone psychological thriller, Exit Five from Charing Cross.
In March 2018, Valerie signed a two-book contract with the publisher, Bookouture. The first of these, Secrets Between Us, is out now.
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