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A Dangerous Secret

A Psychological Thriller with a Shocking Twist
Narrated by: Jim Selleck
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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A secret hidden for 40 years is about to come out. The man at the centre of this secret discovers from his dying adoptive mother that he has a family he knew nothing about. With nothing to go on, he is determined to find them whatever the cost. However, the more he learns, the more dangerous his quest becomes. But when he finds out the truth it is so shocking and scandalous, it may well cost him his life and the lives of his family.

©2017 Peter Martin (P)2018 Wordwooze Publishing

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What a great plot!

Sometimes we get what we ask for and it’s not always what we deserve. When Gary’s mother dies she tells him he was adopted. As he tries to find his adoptive parents things get stranger and stranger with the help of his wife Delia he thinks he finally got to the bottom of it and winds up on a secluded island in Hawaii with this family and meet his mother who seems like a very generous person at first. Trust me when I say things or not what they seem. This is an excellent plot it’s original it’s quirky and it’s serious. I loved it I thought it was awesome. If you like family dramas action adventure read this book it’s truly awesome! I always say the narrator can make or break an audiobook this narrator made it so much better it was awesome I love them can’t wait to read more books done by him.

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Not a Psychological Thriller

I received this book for free. I am voluntarily posting this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

Trigger Warning: There is incest and sexual assault. None of it is described in graphic detail but it is a plot point.

I found the premise of this story interesting - Gary finds out he has been adopted on his mother's deathbed. He then wants to find his birth parents. As he investigates further, he is foreclosed when individuals initially interested in helping suddenly change their minds.

I found the plot to be rather slow moving and some points stretched credibility a bit. It was labeled as a psychological thriller - but it's really not. And the twist - not my cup of tea.

The narrator, Jim Selleck, did a good job and used different voices for the various characters.

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Not a Psychological thriller

*** I received a copy of the audible from the author for a honest review.

Overall, I enjoyed the book; however, I would give a two star for few reasons:

1. The title of the book mentions psychological thriller; however, the book reads like a cozy mystery with a twist in the end. In my opinion, a little twist in the end does not label the book as psychological thriller.

2. The narrator has a gentle, British voice that suits a cozy mystery genre but not a psychological thriller. If the genre was leaning towards mystery, I would have gladly given a rating of 3 stars.

3. The plot was interesting where it starts from searching for his biological mother to escaping the paradise island where his mother lives.

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Family Secrets.....

Very good story by Peter Martin, narrated by Jim Selleck.
Great concept, very gripping, I was totally intrigued.
Loved it!

If you're into thrillers, this one will surely tickle your fancy :)

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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Great Story and Journey

I really love books like this one. It takes you behind the scenes of a families history and secrets. It left me guessing and unable to walk away from it for any period of time.

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Adventure!

Gary’s mother call him and tells him she was sick. When he got there, she had to be taken to the hospital. She tells him that they had adopted him. After she dies he was determined to find out the truth of who his real family is. Then as the mystery unfolds, it gets dangerous for him and his family. The story goes into twist and turns with a shocker!

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