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The Secrets You Keep – Kate White

You’ve lost your memory. A woman has been murdered. Your husband is keeping secrets. How do you know who to trust?

Months after a being involved in a terrible car crash, Bryn Harper is physically healed but her emotional scars remain raw. She has no memory of the accident and is plagued with bad dreams.

When Bryn and her husband, Guy, host a dinner party Bryn swears money has been stolen while Guy seems unfazed. Bryn confronts the caterer that night and is horrified to discover the woman’s brutally slain body the next day.

As the case is investigated, Bryn is dragged into a fresh nightmare and learns that Guy is keeping things from her. Another murder occurs and Bryn realises the danger is getting ever closer to home. How well does Bryn really know the man she loves?

For fans of psychological suspense and compulsive mysteries, don’t miss this tense and page-turning novel. Before I Go to Sleep meets The Husband’s Secret.

I would like to thank NetGalley and Canelo for sending me an arc of this book much appreciated! I was really fancying reading a mystery/thriller so I was happy to pick this up and begin to read! The beginning of the story really captures you and makes you want to read more. From the first page, I couldn’t put the book down it was so gripping and I did, in fact, finish this in one sitting. I loved how suspense was built in the novel it was paced extremely well!

I wasn’t really sure about Bryn’s character at times I thought she was way too open with strangers and acquaintances, like telling them things I really don’t think should have been shared. So I didn’t really like that about her, I did like that she wasn’t willing to be lied to about anything once she discovered the truth about her husband. I loved Bryn’s thought process.

I thought the car accident was very clever way to work it into the book, all the separate plot lines really did build into one, and I thought that was very clever and it worked so well, as the story goes you begin to put things together and I loved that. I also thought the theme of memory was very good and that worked well with relating all the plots together and I did think that was brilliant. I don’t want to talk about the plot so much because of spoilers but basically, after a dinner party, the caterer is murdered and it begins a series of events I’m just going to leave it at that.

I felt like her husband was a bit dodgy, I was right. Throughout the book you are constantly unsure who you can trust and who you can’t and I didn’t trust anybody, apart from a character named Derek, I felt like he was trying to help her but other than that I really didn’t trust any of these characters. I was glad I was right about the killer. I didn’t guess who the killer was not until the moment it was revealed and I was very shocked. I liked it.

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