Monday, 11 January 2016

The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood

 The Darkest Secret

 

In 2004 Sean Jackson is having a weekend away with family and friends to celebrate his 50th birthday when his 3 year old daughter Coco goes missing overnight. Twelve years on and it's still a mystery as to what happened to her. Some of the people who attended that fateful weekend have met up again (including Coco's twin Ruby and older half-sister Mila), this time for Sean's funeral. The chapters of the book are split between these two periods in time.


Lots more characters, most of whom are unpleasant, are introduced early on. For me this meant that I had to concentrate more than usual to try and recall who was who. I soon got into the story though and liked the way we're gradually fed snippets of information and clues as to what happened to Coco, before the truth is revealed at the end. Also I loved Ruby and Mila, they are very likeable and I was rooting for them throughout.

 

This is the third book by Alex Marwood, they are all different crime novels, not at all formulaic and I've enjoyed them all.

 

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy in return for an honest review

 

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

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