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 minute. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie, and The Girl on the Train will be captivated.
A bit of advice before starting this gem of a book… do NOT start it unless you have the entire day to devour it! Be prepared to ignore your obligations and stay in your cozy Jammie’s until you finish!
Ok now for our review! This was the recipe for one crazy thriller. You have ONE seemingly “normal” family, a successful husband with a great job, a loving wife, 2 great kids, a beautiful house and Christmas is in the air…SCRATCH THAT…
Make that one crazy family, tons of secrets, and some sketchy characters! Each having a plan to “take care of things”! As a parent of two teens, it became glaringly obvious that the little things in life can get in the way of seeing the important things in life which is what happened to Dominique. Her daughter was basically screaming for help in every way but Dom went thru life with blinders on! Her husband and his “issues” were enough to distract anyone from anything else! Ugh… stir in the relationship that Ruby begins having with a boy that her parents forbid her from having. But is he Ruby’s saving grace, or Ruby’s demise?
The tangled web of characters mixed with the crazy personalities of the characters makes one smashing hell of a story! We look forward to more from Barbara Copperthwaite!
I’m very proud to announce my fourth book, HER LAST SECRET, is out NOW! Can the lies that bind the Thomas family destroy them all?
Here’s a little more about me… I’m the international best-selling author of psychological crime thrillers INVISIBLE, FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD, and THE DARKEST LIES.
Much of my success is thanks to my twenty-odd years’ experience as a national newspaper and magazine journalist. I’ve interviewed the real victims of crime – and also those who have carried those crimes out. Thanks to people sharing their stories with me, I know the emotional impact of violence and wrong-doing. That’s why my novels are gritty, realistic and tackle not just the crime but its repercussions. It’s what has made me a USA Today bestseller.
People like you and me are always at the heart of my novels.