It’s Friday the end of another long week and the last day in January. January is over peeps can you believe.
I got my hands on an arc of this book through NetGalley and let me tell you Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer where do I begin. I am not going to go into the story detail. I don’t want to give away much about this book I want the readers to really experience it for themselves.
From the author of Jar of Hearts, a mother driven to the edge by the disappearance of her son learns her husband is having an affair with the woman who might have kidnapped him.
Four hundred and eighty seconds. That’s how long it took for someone to steal Marin Machado’s four-year-old son.
Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community and are a loving family. Up until the day Sebastian is taken.
A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. The only thing keeping her going is the unlikely chance that one day Sebastian reappears. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding him, she discovers that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman.
Kenzie Li is an artist and grad student—Instagram famous—and up to her eyeballs in debt. She knows Derek is married. She also knows he’s rich, and dating him comes with perks: help with bills, trips away, expensive gifts. He isn’t her first rich boyfriend, but she finds herself hoping he’ll be the last. She’s falling for him—and that was never part of the plan.
Discovery of the affair sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. But as she sets a plan in motion, another revelation surfaces. Derek’s lover might know what happened to their son. And so might Derek.
Little Secrets…. Gripping Masterful Creation, A Must Read
Little Secrets is set in Washington State, a place that I love and lived for a couple of years. Due to this it was the locations mentioned were nostalgic for me; especially Cedarbrook Lodge I remember when WAMU built it.
From the beginning Jennifer grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the end. WOW!!! My anxiety level was high.
The plot is gripping and had me enthralled. There were times I found myself shouting WHAT!!!!! With this page-turner you never see things coming.
This book exuded so many emotions, it had me swinging from one emotional pendulum to another. I was sad, then devastated, then heartbroken, then pissed angry, and went to laughter in merely a couple chapters.
The characters are well developed and easy to connect to. Being a mom myself I connected to Marin quickly. I wondered what would I have done in her situation, would I have acted any differently?
The twist, turns, angst and complexity of the story left me in awe after I completed it.
Overall this book is incredible. It’s a MUST read. This book is not out until April but it is one that everyone needs to have on their TBR list and read it. I know it will be one of the books that makes my best book list of 2020.