About the Book:
Overwhelmed by tragedy, a woman desperately tries to save her marriage in award-winning author Jennifer Hillier’s Little Secrets, a riveting novel of psychological suspense.
All it takes to unravel a life is one little secret…
Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community and are a loving family—until their world falls apart the day their son Sebastian is taken.
A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding Sebastian, she learns that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman. This discovery sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix.
My thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher.
“Four minutes. That’s all it took to steal a child. A lollipop, a Santa suit, and two hundred forty seconds.”
Wow!! What a wild ride! I will admit that my reading has really slowed down during these weird and stressful times, but this book pulled me right out of a book slump. And not to fear, the central premise of the book that a child is missing is tragic, yes, but not the dark, depressing story I thought this would be.
Marin is a successful salon owner whose young child was snatched from her at a busy Seattle marketplace. What follows is a thrilling and original story filled with colorful characters, a fantastic backdrop and twists I never saw coming!
Marin’s marriage to the very successful and handsome Derek has suffered as a result of the painful ordeal, and it is no surprise that things start to fall apart very quickly. Marin’s loyal, longtime friend is there to support her, even when she makes very foolish choices. But who can blame her? She will stop at nothing to find her missing son. She attends therapy sessions and very emotional support group meetings, but she still refuses to give up searching for her Sebastian.
“Marin is reminded, and not for the first time, that sometimes someone else’s pain is the only thing that makes yours better.”
I have heard amazing things about the author’s book ‘Jar of Hearts’ and after reading this book, I cannot wait to read her other books! Marin’s story absolutely riveted me. ‘Little Secrets’ would make a fabulous movie or limited series. If you love domestic thrillers, you must read this book. It is a winner for me!
“Look under every rock. Leave no stone unturned. Follow every lead, no matter where it goes, no matter who’s involved.”