Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Book Review ~ Our Little Secret by Roz Nay

Our Little Secret
by Roz Nay
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (April 17, 2018)

They say you never forget your first love. What they don't say though, is that sometimes your first love won't forget you...

A police interview room is the last place Angela expected to find herself today. It's been hours, and they keep asking her the same inane questions over and over. "How do you know the victim?" "What's your relationship with Mr. Parker?" Her ex's wife has gone missing, and anyone who was close to the couple is a suspect. Angela is tired of the bottomless questions and tired of the cold room that stays the same while a rotating litany of interrogators changes shifts around her. But when criminologist Novak takes over, she can tell he's not like the others. He's ready to listen, and she knows he'll understand. When she tells him that her story begins a decade before, long before Saskia was in the picture, he gives her the floor.

A twenty-something young professional, Angela claims to have no involvement. How could she? It's been years since she and H.P., Mr. Parker that is, were together. As her story unfolds, it deepens and darkens. There's a lot to unpack... betrayal, jealousy, and a group of people who all have motives for retribution. If Angela is telling the truth, then who's lying?

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Our Little Secret is Roz Nay’s debut novel, entering a vast sea of some heavy hitters in the literary world, and I believe she has a great start with this novel.

Ms. Nay has written a solid thriller that kept me engaged from the beginning to the end.  In a cat and mice came between Detective Novak and Angela who is ‘a person of interest’, small hints are dropped, slowly unraveling a secret that is longing to be told.  This story is so exceptionally enthralling that I found myself immediately drawn into the web of lies and deceit wondering who was telling the truth.

If you enjoyed The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr then I highly recommend Our Little Secret.  Is it a tragic love story or a devastating game of lies and manipulation?  Read this captivating thriller and find out for yourself!

4 stars

Roz Nay grew up in England and studied at Oxford University. She has been published in The Antigonish Review and the anthology Refuge. Roz has worked as an underwater fish counter in Africa, a snowboard videographer in Vermont, and a high school teacher in both the UK and Australia. She now lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband and two children. Our Little Secret is her first novel.

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