There are some secrets you can never tell.
The last thing to go through Dominique Thomas’s head was the image of her teenage daughter’s face and her heart lifted. Then the shot rang out.
They were the perfect family. Successful businessman Ben Thomas and his wife Dominique live an enviable life, along with their beautiful children; teenager Ruby and quirky younger daughter, Mouse.
But on Christmas Day the police are called to their London home, only to discover a horrific scene; the entire family lying lifeless, victims of an unknown assailant.
But when Ruby’s diary is discovered, revealing her rage at the world around her, police are forced to look closer to home for the key to this tragedy.
Each family member harboured their own dark truths – but has keeping their secrets pushed Ruby to the edge of sanity? Or are there darker forces at work?
This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last page. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie, and The Girl on the Train will be captivated.
The story flicks between the main characters in the days leading up to present day and to the present day itself where the police find a very disturbing scene.
I have to say I was dying to know what the police had turned up to as it is agonisingly revealed over the course of the story. I’m not one to turn to the back of the book and was so glad I was reading on a kindle as I don’t know if I could have resisted as was so eager to know.
The Thomas’s family I have to say are not overly likeable. There is only Mouse (nickname of Amber) the youngest member of the family that I liked. Mouse is so cute and felt sorry for her that she was part of such a self obsessed family.
Dominique and Ben are very much wrapped up in what is going on in their own lives to really notice that of their children’s. Ruby the eldest daughter, my opinion kept changing throughout. She is very much a typical teenager but I did wish her parents would see what was happening to her and talk to her as she has so much to deal with.
It’s hard to say to much more about the story as I really don’t want to give to much away. It is very much an enthralling read that draws you in the further you get into it whilst getting darker and darker.
Her Last Secret is such a well written novel. In fact it is very clever. It left me reeling as did not expect the direction that it suddenly took and it made me question what was in front of me. Totally jaw dropping stuff. Loved it!
My thanks to Bookouture for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Her Last Secret is available to purchase from Amazon.
What people say about Barbara’s books:
“Will have you looking over your shoulder and under your bed… Original, gripping, with a deep psychological impact,” Sunday Mirror
“Enthralling, tense and moving,” Real People magazine
“Totally gripping, and scarily believable,” Bella magazine
Barbara is the author of psychological thrillers INVISIBLE and FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD. Both have been Amazon best sellers. She is also the author of THE DARKEST LIES, and her latest book HER LAST SECRET is out on 13 October.
Much of her success is thanks to her twenty-odd years’ experience as a national newspaper and magazine journalist. She’s interviewed the real victims of crime – and also those who have carried those crimes out. Thanks to people sharing their stories with her, she knows a lot about the emotional impact of violence and wrong-doing. That’s why her novels are dark, realistic and tackle not just the crime but its repercussions.
When not writing feverishly, she is often found hiding behind a camera, taking wildlife photographs.
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Thank you for taking part in the blog blitz – and for this brilliant review. Love it! x
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