I was itching to start reading this one! I found the blurb exciting and interesting – I needed a bit of a ‘pick me up’ from the last book I read and reviewed! Today’s book is..
Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain
“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.”
Only a few pages in I already said ‘wow’ to myself. The blurb explains the book pretty well – I loved the idea of a whole street of people having reasons to want Olive Collin’s dead. This book kept me guessing throughout, who the killer was. You find out the answer at the very end – I’m talking the last few pages. I also didn’t guess the ending or who did it. You can say I was SHOOK!
There was a POV in this book that I’ve never come across before (that I can remember..), and it was the chapters on Olive, coming from her point of view, beyond the grave. I think this was a really interesting addition.
This was such a good read – if you are into crime/thrillers/mystery, this one is a MUST read. I had one little worry in the back of my mind though before starting this one. I worried that it was too many characters to follow. But it was written really well and it was easy to remember who was who. I still think there were slightly too many characters though for me. Other than this, I would highly reccommend giving this one a go!
The genres of this one are thriller, mystery, crime, fiction and suspense.
About the Author
Jo Spain is the author of several international No.1 bestselling standalone novels. She writers TV screenplays full-time. She is involved in a number of TV developments, including adaptations of her own novels. She lives in Dublin with her husband and four children. When she has down-time, she likes to read and watch television.
I rate this one a 9/10! 🤩
Thanks for reading my review! 😊