Two quick shots. One for him. One for you.
After the death of her three-year-old daughter, Jodie has nothing left to live for – or almost nothing.
She has one task to fulfil before she takes her own life. And that’s to kill the man she holds responsible for her daughter’s death – her seemingly perfect husband, Ethan.
But Ethan is hiding more than just his true nature. And as more horrifying secrets from his past emerge, Jodie’s strength will be pushed to the limit…
Dead Secret by Ava McCarthy combines suspense, mystery and action to create a really great debut novel. I was so impressed at Ava McCarthy’s writing throughout this novel; although I don’t have children myself the writing made me put myself in her shoes and imagine what she must be feeling. Jodie’s desperation at times was really powerful and I truly hated her husband the more I read about how he treated her. McCarthy portrayed this behaviour in what I imagine is a very convincing way, and managed to create realistic characters that I wanted to read more about, and cared what happened to. I felt that the ending was also well-written, satisfying and quite plausible too.
The storyline moves along at a good pace and really kept my interest- I didn’t want to put it down! It had enough twists and turns to surprise me, without straying too far into unbelievable territory.I can’t say much more as I don’t want to ruin any of it for future readers!
Overall I am hugely impressed with Dead Secret and am looking forward to reading more by this author- if other work is anywhere near as good as this one then I’m sold! 🙂
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy of this novel in return for an honest review.
Dead Secret is published on January 14th.