REVIEW: WOW! J.S. Ellis knocked it out of the park with The Secret They Kept. It is my favorite book of hers so far. I totally enjoyed this story and happily went along with the ride. I didn’t know where this book was headed. There were a few characters throughout the book that raised my suspicions but, I couldn’t put a solid finger on any of them.
Emily moves into her first house and finds out the woman of the couple who used to live there came up missing. Emily’s boyfriend goes missing and the Jones’ across the street had a son that went missing too. That is a lot between two houses! Who is involved? It has to be someone close by. Right? Or maybe not. You’ll have to read this on your own too see if you can figure out who is the culprit.
If you love a good mystery, this is your book. At first, it didn’t seem like a mystery but, I loved the characters and the story was engaging. The mystery built throughout the story. It kind of sneaks up on you. I enjoyed every minute of this book. I wouldn’t mind another story about Emily in a new mystery, a new city, a new man? I can think of all kinds of scenarios. Probably just my wishful thinking because I never want a good book to end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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SYNOPSIS: Emily Clarke thought her dreams were coming true. Her business was thriving and she was moving into a beautiful new house. Yet this dream quickly morphed into a nightmare.
Rocks being thrown at her windows.
Haunting messages written on glass.
Items mysteriously disappearing.
Emily’s nerves are on edge, which is only made worse by the man across the street constantly screaming at his wife. By befriending their son, Lucien, she learns a dark truth about the street she now calls home. Lucien has a brother who went missing ten years ago, as did the last occupant of Emily’s house.
Emily wants to believe these ominous events are past history until her ex-boyfriend vanishes without a trace. Now, she’s convinced she is a pawn in someone’s twisted game.
Can she uncover who is behind these disappearances before becoming their next victim?