Our Little Secret Book Review

Our Little Secret Book Review

Title: Our Little
Author: Lisa Jackson
Published: June 25, 2024, Kensington
No. of Pages: 455
Cover Price: $28.00 Hardcover, $9.52 Kindle

Fans of Lisa Jackson will definitely want to pick up Our Little Secret, a thriller with Fatal Attraction nuances. Brooke Harmon, who is separated from her husband, Neal, starts a affair with a man, Gideon Ross, she meets in a market in Seattle, and feels extremely guilty. She tries to break up with him and he threatens that he will never let her go. There are still problems in her marriage, even though her husband has moved back in, and Brooke’s first priority is her daughter, Merilee, who is at the age where she is rebellious and is giving her parents trouble. Brooke’s sister Leah, who is very narcissistic, comes to stay in order to ask for money. Merilee loves Leah and is active on social media with her. Brooke is trying to juggle Gideon’s threats, a bad marriage, and a difficult daughter, when it becomes deadly.

Anyone who has read Lisa Jackson knows that she is an excellent storyteller, and does an excellent job of weaving several sub-plots into one novel. Her writing style is easy to read, and many of the scenarios in the book keep readers on the edge. Jackson also does an excellent job of developing her characters. Brooke, the protagonist, is very much like someone we all know, and rings true. Her sister, Leah, husband Neal, and Gideon are also very much like acquaintances in our lives.

All told, this is another excellent novel by Jackson. It is a little long, so it isn’t a fast read. It will keep readers interested and wanting to pick up Jackson’s other novels.

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

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