I had never before known what it felt like to regret, to truly regret. Regret was an emotion I dismissed as folly, believing it was a warped form of nostalgia. A regret was like a failure that festered, that you couldn’t learn from, that you couldn’t be philosophical about. Our missed opportunity to choose each other could not be considered a regret or a failure.
A terrible secret killed your husband… but which one?Robert kisses his wife on the head before heading out to the shop for more wine; he walks up the hill, takes a left across the footbridge and jumps to his death on the busy motorway below.
Two years later, Francesca and her young daughter are leaving London for a fresh start, money is tight and Robert’s mother has found them a little cottage in her village. Francesca is grateful for the help, but why does Robert’s mother want to keep them so close? Does she know about what Francesca did in the hour before Robert’s death?
Soon Francesca begins to suspect there was more to her husband’s death than she realised, that there might be even darker secrets hiding in his past than her own…
The closer gets to uncovering the truth, the more she asks: is her own life in danger now too?
If you couldn’t put down The Girl on the Train or The Couple Next Door, then you will absolutely love this gripping and twisty new psychological thriller.
We couldn’t wait for this story! We absolutely LOVED Little Liar. Clare Boyd’s writing style and her ability to capture her readers attention is comparable to the best-of-the-best of Psychological Thriller authors!
Three Secrets started out to be a very fast paced read. Boyd’s strong writing makes it difficult not to bond quickly with this cast of characters straight away. After learning about the Tennants and how posh and perfect they appear to the outside world but how utterly dysfunctional they really are, the story takes a more slow paced turn. Boyd spends a lot of time developing the story behind Robert’s death, his mother’s involvement and her seeming need to keep secrets hidden, and the relationship between Fran and John.
But hang on… don’t put this book down because about 60-70% in, you may need to hold on to your seat! When we reached this part of the story, the plot twists like a rollercoaster out of control! The thrilling way Clare Boyd ties together the importance of each character and their relevance to the climax was crazy awesome! We couldn’t believe the turn of events and how the story ended!
If you enjoy a plot twist that jumps out at you like a clown in a haunted house on Halloween… yep, this is the book for you. One piece of advice from Two Girls and a Book Obsession… stick with this book. You won’t be disappointed. Patience will definitely pay off here!
Clare lives with her husband and their two daughters in Surrey, where her little green shed at the bottom of the garden provides a haven for her writing life. Before becoming a writer, she enjoyed a career in television, as a researcher in documentaries and then as a script editor in drama at the BBC and Channel Four, where her love of storytelling took hold.