Blog Tour Review: Tell Me A Secret

Posted 25th May 2018 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: Tell Me A Secret

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: Tell Me A SecretTell Me A Secret by Samantha Hayes
Also by this author: The Reunion
Published by Bookouture on 25th May 2018
Genres: Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller
Pages: 361
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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Tell her all your secrets and she’ll tell you all her lies…

Everything in Lorna’s life runs like clockwork, from her 6 a.m. morning run to the strict 60-minute counselling sessions she gives. It’s the only way she can deal with the terrible secret she carries.

When a new client arrives for his first appointment, Lorna feels her perfect life unravel in a matter of seconds. It’s Andrew, the man she’s spent the last year desperately trying to forget. It seems he can’t forget her either…

Against her better judgement she anonymously contacts him on a dating site. Messaging him could mean the end of her marriage and her career, but she needs to know if his motives are genuine.

When Andrew is found dead in his home, grief quickly turns to fear when messages from him continue to arrive on Lorna’s phone. Somebody knows her secret and wants to use it to destroy everything she has.

Will she risk her family and her sanity to keep her secret? Will she risk her life…?

If you love twisty psychological thrillers that get under your skin, like The Girl on the TrainI Let You Go or anything by Louise Jensen, you’ll be utterly blown away by the jaw-dropping lies in Tell Me a Secret.

Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I read The Reunion by Samantha a few months ago and really enjoyed it so I decided to take part in this tour too.

I have to start by saying I didn’t like Lorna for the majority of the book. She was selfish, stupid and ungrateful. I really struggled to identify with her. Yet I felt compelled to continue with the story. I wanted to see how her life was going to unravel.

There were also chapters which were told from another characters POV. Her name was Nikki. If you have read some of my reviews before you will know I like alternating POV so I enjoyed this aspect. I also preferred Nikki as a character. I enjoyed reading her chapters a lot more than Lorna’s.

Samantha weaved such an incredible twist that there was absolutely no way to see it coming. It was fantastic. Dramatic and jaw dropping. It really saved the story for me as I found Lorna’s such a difficult character to gel with.

Samantha’s writing has a way of making you want to see the ending. It’s like a compulsion. Even though you can’t stand the main character you absolutely need to know the end of the story. It’s very clever and skilled.

About Samantha Hayes

Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.

When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.


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