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.
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Have you ever opened a book, read the first chapter, then thought What The Hell, I have………….. I even slammed the kindle shut and sat there trying to gather myself, before I rifled through my kindle trying to keep my eyes in their sockets and jaw off the floor while reading Her Last Secret by Barbara Copperthwaite.
An ordinary family who are outwardly perfect, Ben a successful business man his wife Dominque a stay at home mum with two beautiful children Ruby and Amber, the truth…..is in Her Last Secret. A bold interaction is created where the end is the beginning, Barbara has given us an inkling of the end in such a way that we have to delve into the days leading up to the horrific discover of a family massacre to understand all the secrets and lies.
Ben has a secret…….
Dominque knows a secret……
Ruby is haunted by a secret….
Mouse hides in secret……
I loved the build of all the characters, each ones personality seemed darker than the last. If I was to rate in order of who I liked to whom I disliked, Mouse would be the sweetheart of them all, a young innocent who hides in her own imaginary world, but the one I loathe with all my being is Ben, he pertains to be perfect in all possible ways with his smarmy boyish charm to gain the best in life at any cost. There are several other characters who add to the tempo of the plot, on occasion throwing a minuscule thread of doubt your way or raising your heart rate to the point of on occasion shouting at the book its you, only to be thrown down another path of twists created by another character.
I’m still astounded by the plotline several days after finishing, I was rattled that much that I’m still trying to comprehend how Barbara managed to hoodwink me into believing I knew the culprit…..but bloody hell I was wrong.
I’m not going to tell a soul about what happened in the book, all I will say is get on your phone, kindle or laptop, grab this book with both hands and click, click, click to buy.
Barbara has invited you into her world so pull up a seat, make yourself comfy, open Her Last Secret and read, read, read…….
Thank you to the publishers Bookouture, author Barbara Copperthwaite and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy, in which I am honoured to write an impartial review.
Barbara is the Amazon and USA Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers INVISIBLE, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD, and THE DARKEST LIES. Her latest book is HER LAST SECRET.
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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