One Little Secret

A Novel
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Everyone has a secret. For some, it's worth dying to protect. For others, it's worth killing.

The glass beach house was supposed to be the getaway that Susan needed. Eager to help her transplanted family set down roots in their new town - and desperate for some kid-free conversation - she invites her new neighbors to join in on a week-long sublet with her and her workaholic husband. 

Over the course of the first evening, liquor loosens inhibitions and lips. The three couples begin picking up on the others' marital tensions and work frustrations, as well as revealing their own. But someone says too much. And the next morning one of the women is discovered dead on the private beach. 

Town detective Gabby Watkins must figure out who permanently silenced the deceased. As she investigates, she learns that everyone in the glass house was hiding something that could tie them to the murder, and that the biggest secrets of all are often in plain sight for anyone willing to look. 

A taut, locked-room mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters, One Little Secret promises to keep listeners addicted and debating the blinders that we all put on in the service of politeness.

©2019 Cate Holahan (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Sophomoric and Boring...

I generally don't like leaving poor reviews. I enjoyed this author's last book (The Lies She Told) so much I couldn't wait to buy this one.
I realize this is subjective but I found this book boring and completely unrealistic. I couldn't find anything to like about the six main characters and by the end of the book I really didn't care.
Three grown, professional couples go on a vacation together. They rent a vacation home. Two are having an affair. One wife is suing two of the husbands but their wives don't know about the lawsuit at all. The men feel emasculated and the women whine. And these are friends? WHY? I didn't even care who murdered one of the friends by the time the killer was revealed.
Hilary Huber does a good job narrating but even she could not save this book.
Not recommended.
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Did Not Work For Me

This story immediately caught my attention as it started off with an investigation into a sexual assault and a murder. I was very intrigued within the prologue and first chapter to see where this would go next. It did veer off a little different than expected after that and I was ready for it to be over. I thought about DNFing several times. You will be introduced very quickly to several characters (the main characters, their children, their significant others). I had to take a step back and get everyone straight. I had a hard time keeping track of all of the characters throughout the story as there was really nothing distinguishable about them. This also jumps from different times in the story which I normally am not a fan of. It did not bother me too much in this one, but I still just never seemed to care what was going on. This really reminded me of Big Little Lies, so I think you would like this if you liked that. There is a lot of drama. The story jumps from time and place as you are learning what happened while the couples were at the beach house. Overall, this just did not work for me.

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Not as good as her other books

I was honestly disappointed in this one, it was very unrealistic and just didn't have any depth. It started off like it was going to have a great story line and then just fizzled.

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Excellent Story. Excellent Performance by Hillary

I found this book excellent. Moving in unexpected directions this book will keep you guessing until the final chapter.

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Bad narrator made book confusing

The story here is ok...maybe good...IF that narrator was better. Her monotone, computer generated voice made it difficult to differentiate all the characters...which made the story line a bit confusing. There was so much jumping between characters that with the narrators same voice, I often found myself unable to tell WHO the story was following at the time.
Could have been better with a different narrator....so don’t waste a credit, get the actual book.

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Great listen!

I have enjoyed all of the novels by this author, and this one didn’t disappoint. It kept you guessing until the end. Great summer listen!