The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood


Book Description

When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea.

But what really happened to Coco?

Over two intense weekends – the first when Coco goes missing and the second twelve years later at the funeral of her father – the darkest of secrets will gradually be revealed…

When I started Darkest Secrets I only intended to read a couple of chapters,BIG mistake! 2 hours later I had to force myself to put it down. From the first page I was intrigued, first an email then witness statements, my curiosity was well and truly piqued. What I found compelling about Darkest Secrets is that the story is told in alternating chapters, during that tragic weekend where Coco disappears and during the funeral weekend of Coco’s father Sean 12 years later, both are built up gradually and skill-fully draw together, until they collide in a sad and shocking conclusion.

I found most of the characters truly unlikeable Sean especially, moving from one marriage to the next, and leaving his children behind without a second thought! There selfish, self absorbed and deceitful, but absolutely fascinating at the same time, as the plot unfolds we learn more about each character, and they become more despicable if that’s possible. Alex Marwood has managed to create multi dimensional characters that are very believable.

As we learn more about the character the plot begins to thicken, The tension mounts and I found myself flying through the pages to find out what really happened. Alex manages to deliver a well plotted story, that will keep the reader guessing until the final pages. I found Darkest secrets a gripping read, it’s dark, it’s intense and compelling, it certainly kept me on the edge of my seat. Its one of the best psychological crime novels I’ve read this year and Im convinced Darkest Secrets will hit the top spot on crime shelves all across the country on its release.

It’s a huge big 5 ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ out of 5 from me

Publishers: Sphere 1st January 2015



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