Her Last Secret Book Review

Her Last Secret Book Review

Title: Her Last Secret
Author: Barbara Copperthwaite
Published: October 10, 2017, Bookouture
No. of Pages: 380
Cover Price: $10.99 Paperback, $2.99 Kindle

Christmas Day finds gunshots and a family of four lying dead in their beautiful, well-kept home. Each member of this dysfunctional family dying with secrets. Father Ben worried about how he looks on the outside, Mother Dominique perfect on the outside, psychological problems including sleepwalking in her private world, Ruby, the eldest daughter has an unsuitable boyfriend and is bullied at school, and youngest daughter, Mouse, who is babied and immature looks up to her sister. Her Last Secret, a psychological thriller by Barbara Copperthwaite, has dozens of twists and turns, with building suspense throughout.

Copperthwaite is an excellent storyteller. She is skilled at developing her characters, and while none in this novel are particularly likeable, they seem real, and have real problems, many brought on by themselves due to reasons such as selfishness, insecurity, etc. The family members seem typical, albeit their secrets, and that makes for an interesting novel where readers can actually compare them to people they are acquainted with in real life situations.

The plot is viable, the suspense is palpable, and the book may, for some, be difficult to put down. Other readers may find that the psychological intensity is too much. Even some may continue to read through to the dénouement because it would be a waste of reading time to abandon a book before the end.

While Her Last Secret may not be light and uplifting, it is suspenseful and readers who enjoy intense plots and unique stories will probably enjoy this novel.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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