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The latest crime thriller audiobook from the best-selling author of Remember Me....

When Flora and Adam McIntosh move to the country, neither of them knows that their new home holds a dark secret. Flora has a sense that something in the house is not right and that the villagers are hiding something. As she tries to uncover the truth, Flora finds herself entangled in a web of deceit, with no one to trust and her life in danger.

©2018 Lynda Renham; 2017 Lynda Renham (P)2018 Raucous Publishing

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Eery, vividly atmospheric; haunted

Secrets and Lies is the second novel I’ve read by Lynda Renham, and having enjoyed the first one (Remember Me) I was no less impressed and enthralled by this one. We are introduced to Flora McIntosh, married to Adam, a upstarter in politics whose ambition doesn’t seem so driven so as to overshadow the fact that the only thing Flora wants is a baby. Will a new home in the country signal the new beginning they need to start their family?
They move to Hunters Moon in a tiny, inclusive and mysterious village full of dubious and unsettling townspeople who seem to have many secrets. Flora becomes obsessed with finding out the history of Hunters Moon- meant to be the couple’s dream house, Flora soon finds that her new home, including the village, is starting to feel like a surreal nightmare.
What I liked about this novel was the slow-burn feeling of adding layers to a mystery in true literary form, while the anticipation and tension build toward a series of climactic reveals. This wasn’t a thrill-a-minute ride. Rather, the plot was enjoyable in its sense of expectation shrouded in this atmosphere of uncertainty, almost a darkness, in a town in the season where fog hangs low late into the morning and a light rain falls while Flora walks through the cemetery, and a chill runs through the hall when she wakes to hear tapping at the cellar door.
Nothing more need be given away about Secrets and Lies. Lose yourself in the drama and suspense of the loopy, fey characters, the dark halls of Hunters Moon, and the sense of time weaving uncertain tales. Recommended.

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I love this book. I was surprise how it was rated

Love it! I enjoyed the narrator. The story was well written. I don't know why some people not rated higher. You needed to pay attention but it was not difficult to understand. Give it a try you won't be disappointed❤

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Good Brit mystery without a detective

Good listen! Suspenseful, good characters. It devolved a bit at the end, but I still recommend this book to Brit mystery fans.

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  • LydgSquidge
  • 03-28-18

Misogynistic Tripe

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator is one dimensional- all the men have ridiculous, harsh voices and all the women (who aren't Flora and her pals) have a kind of working class lilt. Not a lot of imagination I'm afraid.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

The story line is about women treated poorly by hideous men (even the Prime Minister is a lech!) with the main character of Flora desperate to have a baby and constantly whining about it and anything else.

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I think this is supposed to be a ghost story but I've been more tense waiting for a cake to bake.

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  • Jools
  • 05-29-18

not for me

Midsommer Murders hasnt got a look in , sorry but returning audo book back 🤔

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  • Cassie Smyth
  • 03-27-18

Oh dear

This is a badly written, badly narrated book.

Rachael Beresford makes the protagonist sound utterly pathetic and dim - which, to be fair, she pretty much is.

It’s very predictable and the dialogue is cringeworthy. Don’t waste a credit.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful