REVIEW: I’ve have a great recommendation for you and it will be available on January 31, 2023! It is The Family Secret by Kiersten Modglin. It will be her fitst release for this year and it’s a stand alone. You simply have to make time in your busy schedule to read this one. It is a story that will reel you in hook, line and sinker. You will want to find a time when you don’t have anything else of importance to do. For example, you may want to clear your entire schedule for Tuesday the 31st. Take a day off of work, order food in and possibly make a thermos of your favorite hot drink to keep right by your chair. Send the hubby to work and the kids to school and get to reading. You might just want to silence your phone too!
This is my new favorite by Kiersten. I have a feeling this book was not written for the twists and turns that seem to happen naturally. I felt it was more written for the family drama and the background of the family. I was so immersed in the story, the family ties and all that was going on. The twists seemed more natural for what was coming. Don’t take me the wrong way. They were still a surprise but, they fit in so well, you didn’t question what you were reading and how that could have happened. The end of this book was to die for.
The family loyalty was so strong in all of these characters. In some I felt like it drove them to insanity and others it was healthy and yet in others it made them want to be different although the ties were still there. This is a bit of a hard book to talk about without giving examples and giving spoilers away. I will not do that to you because I want you to enjoy the book as much as I did. I love romance, huge homes, monied families and all that comes with them. The power and entitlement, maids, butlers, cooks and drivers.
If you love Kiersten Modglin, you will like this book too and are already planning on reading it. If you haven’t read anything by her, this is a good place to jump right in. I will say this is a little different than anything she has written before and I love it. It is about as different as her last book A Quiet Retreat. I love I am seeing her develop in new and different ways. I love these books fall under the same general catagory but, they add in different genres. Until next time…Happy Reading.
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SYNOPSIS: A completely addictive domestic thriller from bestselling author Kiersten Modglin.
Their new home has a terrifying secret…
When freshly engaged Austyn Murphy and Lowell Bass receive the news that Lowell’s parents have died unexpectedly, they set out for the historic Bass estate to handle their affairs and lay the former heads of the family to rest.
Enshrouded in layers of secrecy and tradition, the Bass estate, and the family residing within its walls, give anything but a warm welcome. When the idea of staying in the home permanently is brought up, Austyn witnesses a side of her future husband she’s never seen before.
Late one night, Austyn overhears a whispered conversation, revealing she hasn’t been given the full truth about the world she’s marrying into. And when Emily, an old friend, calls with devastating news of her own, Lowell and Austyn invite her to join them for a visit at the estate.
Upon Emily’s arrival, a confession is made, causing a rift in the seemingly impenetrable bond the girls once had. As Emily settles into their home, becoming closer to Lowell than ever before, Austyn fears she’s made a grave mistake.
Trapped inside the Bass estate under the ever-watchful eye of the staff and her soon-to-be family, Austyn makes another chilling discovery—something so terrible it changes everything.
With distressing revelations hidden around every corner and time running out before final decisions are made about her future, Austyn must uncover the truth about the opulent and powerful Bass family…at the risk of becoming another one of their dark secrets.