Tell Me Your Secrets by Mel McGrath is a totally griping contemporary psychological suspense that I just could not put down. I read it in just two sittings, pausing only to sleep.
There is the theme of grief. “Grief… is a country with a population of one.” No two people will ever grieve the same, even in response to the same event. With grief we see that guilt and regret go hand in hand.
A thirty year old cold case is awakened in present day as a character feels a connection in an old house. Secrets, lies and sadness inhabit the very walls, as the truth is trying to come out.
We witness the manipulation of many by one – but to what end? Read the book in order to find out.
All the characters were well drawn. Not all were likable. Mel McGrath manipulates the reader’s responses as we follow the action.
The setting I very atmospheric – an isolated cottage next to an ancient woodland, even the trees seem to whisper secrets as the walls of the cottage cry out. What secrets is the carpet of leaves hiding?
Tell Me Your Secrets has an intricately thought out and extremely well executed plotline. I clung on for dear life for several hours as Mel McGrath’s words guided my life and emotional responses.
Tell Me Your Secrets is a compulsive read but not for the faint-hearted. It was an absolutely cracking read.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.