Very reminiscent of Greer Hendricks’ and Sarah Pekkanen’s An Anonymous Girl, Hillier excels at putting the reader in the head of two women whose lives have been twisted by the men in them. Tactfully utilizing deception, humiliation, lies, manipulation, and kidnapping (!) — each in a surprising new way — the characters in Little Secrets are everything you don’t want in a relationship.
I was lucky enough to read an early ARC of debut author Diana Urban’s first novel, All Your Twisted Secrets, and it. is. so. good! Rife with tension, teenage drama, a love triangle, backstabbing, and secrets — not to mention a syringe of poison and a bomb (!) — All Your Twisted Secrets is Agatha Christie meets The Breakfast Club and the perfect YA thriller to keep you up all night.
Ruth Ware is one of those rare authors whose entire collection of works I’ve read. I started out in 2016 with The Woman in Cabin 10 (my favorite to date), and I’ve been hooked ever since. Ware’s newest release, The Turn of the Key, is a close second to TWiC10, and once I started reading I just couldn’t stop.
I had a really hard time getting into this book, but I’m so glad I stuck with it. Moriarty relies heavily on school mothers being mean and catty to each other, and it was difficult to swallow the way her females characters treat each other (not to mention how certain husbands treat their wives).
While this book is admittedly interesting and I finished it quickly, I felt the same way about it that I felt about Gone Girl: I didn’t like a single one of the characters and I was annoyed the entire time I was reading it.
This book has everything I love in a good, creepy thriller. I often feel that the narrator of suspenseful thrillers is a bit too detached from the story, but the second-person narration of this one is absolutely amazing.