Book Review: Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain

February 7, 2019 Book review 6 ★★★★★

Want to know why I was so excited to read Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain?  Well it’s because I have come to depend on this author to deliver an exciting thriller, that will have flying through the pages, to discover well hidden secrets.  And once again she hit the bullseye for me.

Thanks to Quercus for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: Dirty Little Secrets by Jo SpainDirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain
Published by Quercus on February 7, 2019
Genres: Mystery, Psychological, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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five-stars

Death stalked the Vale.In every corner, every whisper.They just didn't know it yet.
Six neighbours, six secrets, six reasons to want Olive Collins dead.
In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people's lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege - the residents have it all. Life is good.
There's just one problem.
Olive Collins' dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they're shocked at the discovery but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight.
The police start to ask questions and the seemingly flawless facade begins to crack. Because, when it comes to Olive's neighbours, it seems each of them has something to hide, something to lose and everything to gain from her death.

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My Thoughts on Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain:

I absolutely devoured this deliciously dark, gossipy insight in to a closed gate community. When one neighbour turns up dead, it seems there lies mysteries behind closed doors in every single house.  And if you love bookish snooping like I do, then prepare for the secrets of the furtive residents in this ritzy neighbourhood to grip you tight.

Between the rocket fast pace, the intriguing characters and their disastrous lives, I couldn’t put it down. I loved discovering what each family was hiding, and then watching them finally come together as a real community.  Most of all I was amazed that I don’t think I liked a single character. BUT was absolutely fascinated by them all.

If you like a dark plot, a mystery screaming to be solved and complex family dynamics, then I don’t think this will disappoint.

Rating Report
Characters
four-half-stars
Setting
five-stars
Pace
five-stars
Did I feel it?
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

Who should read Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain?

I’d recommend this to fans of psychological thrillers with gripping plots.  Or if you like Irish settings, and to those who like to be kept guessing. Fans of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins  and Can Anybody Help Me by Sinead Crowley should also enjoy.

Thank to Quercus Books for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

five-stars

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6 Responses to “Book Review: Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain”

    • trish

      Aw, hope you get to track it down. It’s out in Ireland and UK this week, not sure about other countries. Worth hunting for though!

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