Book to Review: Keep No Secrets by Julie Compton
Stars: ★★★★ (4/5)
Source: c/o NetGalley
Synopsis: A husband’s mistake. A wife’s scorn. The mistake is not even just a family affair, its a political affair because the husband is the District Attorney. And then, on top of that, an accusation is made against the DA that becomes the family’s worse nightmare, and puts the family structure in jeopardy. Will they be able to move past it and become a family again?
Review: I really really liked this book. It pulled me in and I didn’t want to stop reading it. I really have been liking the thrillers I’ve read lately (like Before I Go to Sleep, which the style of this book reminded me of.)
I think what captured me the most were the plot twists. Because just as soon as you were sure you knew what was going to happen, it would completely change and I’d find myself getting caught up in that.
I also didn’t find myself hating any of the typical “villains” like the accuser or the other woman. They were just written like regular people who had made mistakes because of external forces, and I liked the change of pace from typical other-woman-hating-romance-novels. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not condoning a behavior, it was just a different spin.
Though I didn’t expect a happy ending (and we didn’t get one, really), I was pleased with the conclusion of this book. I thought it was realistic and a good “end.” I wasn’t left with that nagging feeling of “what? what happened?” which, let’s be real, is probably the worst type of ending ever.
I would highly recommend this if you like thrillers, and enjoyed Before I Go to Sleep or Gone Girl. I would say its similar, but maybe not quite as WTF-inducing as the latter.