Tell Me a Secret by Samantha Hayes ~ Publication Day 5/25/18 ~ @bookouture @samhayes 📚
Tell her all your secrets and she’ll tell you all her lies…
Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her 6 a.m. morning run to the strict 60-minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries.
When a new client arrives for his first appointment, Lorna feels her perfect life unravel in a matter of seconds. It’s Andrew, the man she’s spent the last year desperately trying to forget. It seems he can’t forget her either…
Against her better judgement she anonymously contacts him on a dating site. Messaging him could mean the end of her marriage and her career, but she needs to know if his motives are genuine.
When Andrew is found dead in his home, grief quickly turns to fear when messages from him continue to arrive on Lorna’s phone. Somebody knows her secret and wants to use it to destroy everything she has.
Will she risk her family and her sanity to keep her secret? Will she risk her life…?
If you love twisty psychological thrillers that get under your skin, like The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go or anything by Louise Jensen, you’ll by utterly blown away by the jaw-dropping lies in Tell Me a Secret.
This was the second book we read by Samantha Hayes. We loved “The Reunion” and couldn’t wait to be a part of the blog tour for “Tell Me A Secret”. Before we say anymore, we would like the readers of our blog who know and trust in our book recommendations to PUT THIS BOOK ON YOUR TBR PILE IMMEDIATELY!
Ok now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can move on to our proper review! First impression… HOLY MOLY! Hooked from page one is an understatement. The opening scene will play like a nightmare in your brain; one you can’t wake up from and can’t stop thinking about.
Moving right along, Hayes introduces the starring characters that will leave you with a conflicting love/hate feeling. We definitely loved to hate Lorna! Obsessed bitch who doesn’t appreciate what she has orrrrrr, victim?? Hmmmm 💭 Nikki… mysterious.. what is her connection to this crazy bunch? Should we feel bad for Mark? For Andrew? What’s up with Lorna’s parents… strrrannngeeee! Who is getting played here? The general feeling: WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE!! But, we mean this in the best way possible.
Readers of psychological thrillers know that when a book can keep you guessing until the very end, its most likely a great read! The plot twists were as twisty as they come! We constantly felt like we were on a roller coaster ride and surprises awaited at every turn!
Samantha Hayes… BRAVO to you. We LOVE your writing and are officially fans forever!
I grew up in the Midlands with my parents and younger brother, stumbling through school in a very average way until I walked out in a fit of teenage angst aged 16. Still, I was picked up in a Ferrari, which made it seem much more rebellious than it probably was.
As a kid, people ask what you want to be when you grow up. ‘I want to be an author’ wasn’t taken very seriously in the early eighties, and I was uninspired by the leaflets in my school’s career office. It seemed I could be a nurse or a secretary (at least I was good at typing by this point). It certainly wasn’t the easy clear-cut path to publication I’d imagined and took me another couple of decades to see even a glimmer of my work published. But along the way I had many experiences, met a host of intriguing people, lived in several continents, and raised my three children.
More recently my books are published by Penguin Random House (which is quite nice as I’d written to them, aged twelve, asking how to get a book published!) and these are written under the name Samantha Hayes. The first three are a new series, set in and around Birmingham and featuring my married detectives DIs Lorraine Fisher and Adam Scott. Until You’re Mine is first, followed by Before You Die and then You Belong To Me, though they don’t necessarily have to be read in order.
My latest novel is In Too Deep, a standalone story about a husband who goes missing and just how far his wife and daughter will go to find him – a gripping thriller that asks ‘How well can you really know your family?’ Good Housekeeping says “We’re big fans of Samantha Hayes. Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping, and In Too Deep is no exception.”
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