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Little Secrets

by Jennifer Hillier

Thriller and Suspense Crime and Mystery Family Drama Star Books Audiobooks of the Month

LoveReading Expert Review of Little Secrets

Drilling down into the heart of what it means to be a family, this is a dramatic, twisting, page-turner of a thriller.

One of those genre ghettos where a woman gets put in domestic suspense and a male author would get put in plain ol’ suspense or thriller. This is an “every mother’s nightmare” story that turns into an “every woman’s nightmare,” but what Jennifer is telling here is a universal story about self-doubt, betrayal and ultimately, revenge. I can’t think of another author working today who writes characters quite like Jennifer.

Selected by our Early Summer 2021 Guest Editor Karin Slaughter

A dramatic and powerful thriller that drills into the heart of what it means to be a family. When her young son Sebastian was taken Marin fell apart, a year later she discovers her husband is having an affair and she vows that she won’t lose him too. The first chapter left my heart in my mouth, feelings blasted from the page and lodged in my mind. The characters are colourfully vibrant, yet also feel so incredibly real. Jennifer Hillier excels in laying out the entirety of a person, she unlocks the facade and lets us in. No judgement takes place within the novel, I was allowed to view, empathise, and examine my own feelings. This was a read-in-one-sitting book for me, I squirmed, I flinched, I couldn’t stop turning the pages. Once you’ve finished this I can also thoroughly recommend her Jar of Hearts as another wonderful page-turner, both have been included as LoveReading Star Books. Full to over-flowing with suspense, heart and emotion, Little Secrets is a provocative and compelling read.


Liz Robinson

Little Secrets Synopsis

All it takes to unravel a life... is one home truth.

Marin used to have it all. Married to the love of her life, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They're admired in their community and are a loving family - until their world falls apart the day their son Sebastian is taken.

A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. With her sanity ebbing, Marin hires a private investigator to pick up where the police left off.

But instead of finding Sebastian, she learns that Derek is having an affair with a much younger woman. This discovery sparks Marin back to life. She's lost her son; she's not about to lose her husband. Derek's mistress is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. Permanently. 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781004005222
Publication date: 7th May 2020
Author: Jennifer Hillier
Publisher: W F Howes
Format: Audiobook
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Jennifer Hillier Press Reviews

An exceptional thriller that turns up the heat with every flip of the page... Little Secrets is one of the best books you'll read in 2020. - Matthew Farrell, author of What Have You Done

A powerful, enthralling thriller... A terrific read. - Alafair Burke, author of The Little Sister

A rising star in crime fiction whose work is like no one else's. That gut punch of an opener jumps to a twisty tale of trauma and grief and revenge, with extraordinary empathy for everyone involved. - Laura Lippman, author of Lady in the Lake

[A] diabolically plotted psychological thriller of lust, obsession, greed, and betrayal...a captivating double helix of duplicity. - Publishers Weekly

Jennifer Hillier is a powerhouse of the thriller genre. Little Secrets is sophisticated, compelling, gut-wrenching, stunning, and absolutely magnificent. If you only read one book in 2020, make sure it's this one. - Lisa Regan, author of the Detective Josie Quinn series

Suspenseful and compelling - Hillier is a masterful storyteller. - Chevy Stevens, author of Still Missing

You will be obsessed with this unputdownable read. Razor-sharp writing, believable characters, emotional depth... This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Absolutely loved it! - Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs Parrish

Unflinching and unforgettable. Little Secrets has everything you want in a thriller - complex characters, heart-pounding suspense and a stunning conclusion. Jennifer Hillier is one of my favorite writers, and this is her best book yet. - Riley Sager, author of The Last Time I Lied

Little Secrets will leave readers completely floored. You don't just read this book; you inhale it. - Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl

A superb novel - deeply disturbing and really packed with emotions... Emotional, unsettling, thrilling and redemptive. - Jo Spain, author of The Confession

Little Secrets is outstanding, a true read-in-one-sitting thriller - I couldn't put it down. Simply fantastic. - Alex Lake, author of AFTER ANNA

Jennifer Hillier always goes where other writers fear to tread, and Little Secrets is a dark and dazzling treat for crime fiction fans. - Mark Edwards, author of The Retreat

A fast-paced, gorgeously written novel with genuine heart and a lot of emotion. - Crimereads: The New Wave of Thrillers

Hillier is a heck of a thriller writer - Crimereads: Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2020

Shocking, twisted and brilliant. For fans of Shari Lapena, Liz Nugent and Gillian Flynn. Excellent. - Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

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ISBN: 9781786495174
Publication date: 07/05/2020
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781004005222
Publication date: 07/05/2020
Format: Audiobook

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About Jennifer Hillier

Jennifer Hillier was born and raised in Canada, but spent eight years living in the Seattle area of the United States, which is where all her books are set. Now back in Canada permanently, she lives with her husband and son just outside Toronto. She is the author of five previous thrillers, including Jar of Hearts. Author pic: Credit is Darren Blohowiak Jennifer Hillier is also our Putting Authors in the Picture feature for June 2020. To find out more about Jennifer's author journey head to our blog and read more!

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