Within 24 hours of receiving a galley of Cate Holahan’s thriller ONE LITTLE SECRET, I finished the book and published a review. If that’s not the definition of a “page-turner,” I don’t know what is!
While the novel’s beginning overwhelms with a robust cast of characters, the narrative quickly comes into focus as individual characters are fleshed out and their entanglements and conflicts are brought into full relief. Each chapter ending propelled me into the next in a voracious search for the truth. But, as readers learn throughout this journey, truth is complicated: an infinite spectrum, shades of gray.
The beauty of ONE LITTLE SECRET lies not in its ability to dangle readers on the hook or in its suspenseful rendering of “real-life” scenarios, although it achieves both seamlessly. No, the novel’s pinnacle achievement is in the crafting and representation of relatable individuals: ones who have indisputable redeeming qualities despite their obvious flaws. This duplicity of human nature, and the exploration how far one will go to protect family and self, make for a captivating, quality read.
This title is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released on July 9, 2019:
NOTE: Special thanks to the publisher, via NetGalley, for granting me an advance e-copy of this title.