Our Little Secret by Roz Nay
Published April 17th, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press
Genres Thriller, Suspense
They say you never forget your first love. What they don’t say though, is that sometimes your first love won’t forget you… A police interview room is the last place Angela expected to find herself today. It’s been hours, and they keep asking her the same inane questions over and over. “How do you know the victim?” “What’s your relationship with Mr. Parker?” Her ex’s wife has gone missing, and anyone who was close to the couple is a suspect. Angela is tired of the bottomless questions and tired of the cold room that stays the same while a rotating litany of interrogators changes shifts around her. But when criminologist Novak takes over, she can tell he’s not like the others. He’s ready to listen, and she knows he’ll understand. When she tells him that her story begins a decade before, long before Saskia was in the picture, he gives her the floor. A twenty-something young professional, Angela claims to have no involvement. How could she? It’s been years since she and H.P., Mr. Parker that is, were together. As her story unfolds, it deepens and darkens. There’s a lot to unpack… betrayal, jealousy, and a group of people who all have motives for retribution. If Angela is telling the truth, then who’s lying?
This book opens with Angela sitting in an interrogation room being questions by detectives in regards to her ex-boyfriend, HP’s missing wife Saskia. I really enjoyed the style in which the author wrote this book. The story is told in current time, which Angela goes back and forth telling the police the full story of her relationship with HP going back to high school. Angela’s characters is amazingly manipulative, but also her personality is such that throughout the book, I couldn’t figure our who was the good guy and who was the bad guy.
Angela tells Detective Novak that she will talk but only if she can start at the very beginning when she met HP in high school. She slowly tells her story to Novak, which eventually includes how Saskia came into their lives. At times I wasn’t sure who to trust or who to believe because of Angela’s personality. I don’t want to give away too much, but I highly recommend adding Our Little Secret to your TBR. I am always trying to figure things out while reading thrillers but this one definitely kept me guessing and included some great plot twists.
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for sending me an ARC of this book.