Firstly I wish to thank Noelle Holten of Bookouture for inviting me on the Blog Tour for TELL ME A SECRET by Samantha Hayes
Tell her all your secrets and she’ll tell you all her lies…
Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her 6 a.m. morning run to the strict 60-minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries.
When a new client arrives for his first appointment, Lorna feels her perfect life unravel in a matter of seconds. It’s Andrew, the man she’s spent the last year desperately trying to forget. It seems he can’t forget her either…
Against her better judgement she anonymously contacts him on a dating site. Messaging him could mean the end of her marriage and her career, but she needs to know if his motives are genuine.
When Andrew is found dead in his home, grief quickly turns to fear when messages from him continue to arrive on Lorna’s phone. Somebody knows her secret and wants to use it to destroy everything she has.
Will she risk her family and her sanity to keep her secret? Will she risk her life…?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Oh my, talk about a wicked writer, Samantha Hayes is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I was there reading away thinking that this was a typical sort of mixed family that reflected life today. A marriage with one child from a previous marriage and one between them both. Now the thing was they were a little too sweet and I found myself almost envious of a life like theirs. The only thing it was short of was the Disney blue birds singing in the background. I am so glad that I haven’t had that wish granted!
When Andrew turns up at the centre where Lorna worked as a psychotherapist you could have knocked her down with a feather. The previous year he had been a patient of hers and the two of them had embarked on an affair. He had returned to tell her that he wanted to take back up where they had left off. Now Lorna was feeling a little hot under the collar. Her head was saying run and her body was shouting more!
This is a busy book that holds a multitude of secrets and cover ups. The first third of the book lets you get to know the characters like they see each other. While chapters swop between a couple of people from events in their childhoods to life in present day. The rest of the story is of wowzer quality where I kept thinking what a super end but no there is more and more and more. It is a beaut story. It reels you in nice and steady then it is hook line and sinker! I don’t think I will ever judge my instincts again. I’m ruined! Perfect.
I wish to thank the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time living in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.
Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003 and her ninth novel, THE REUNION, was published in February 2018. Her novels are family-based psychological thrillers, with the emphasis being on ‘real life fiction’. She focuses on current issues and sets out to make her readers ask, ‘What if this happened to me or my family?’