Title: Our Little Secret
Author : Roz Nay
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: 04/17/18
Do me a favor– If you haven’t already read the given synopsis for this book.. dont.
I did not ‘refresh myself’ with the synopsis before I started reading and going back now and reading it as I am writing this review… it reveals a few things that I think are better left unsaid, as it takes away from the authenticity of the emotions you experience while reading if you know them before hand.
This is all you need to know going into this novel:
★ Angela, our MC, is in in an interrogation room in police station
★ She is being questioned regarding the disappearance (and assumed murder) of a woman named Saskia
★ Angela is somehow connected to Saskia through a man called ‘HP’
★ HP was Angela’s first love
★ In order to ‘get to the bottom of things’, Angela has to take Novak, the criminologist questioning her, back to the very start– when she and HP were teenagers and falling in love.
This is one of those novels where you can’t quite put your finger on whether or not our narrator is unreliable or not–is the guilty of what they are trying to pin on her, or is someone else responsible. But through the process of taking us through her history with HP and the things that occurred between them– you will experience an influx of emotion that will almost make the crime in question seem… understandable??
I think that everyone will be able to relate to Angela— Everyone, as some point in time, has experienced a loss in love, everyone has experienced betrayal, jealousy, and injustice. I could easily project the things that Angela was going through onto different memories in my own life and that created just an emotion-provoking reading experience for me, as I am sure it will for others.
The very last chapter of this book made the story! You will likely think that you know what is going on, and the ending may or may not confirm that, but I promise you… Roz Nay has a final little plot twist for you that was SO satisfying.
This was a one day read for me and I could NOT put it down!!!! Fantastic read!
Thank you to Roz Nay and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with a DRC of this novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.