Melody
St. Martin's Press | April 2018 | 272 pgs
Source: Library 

Our Little Secret, at its core, is a love story and the case of a missing woman. 

The book opens with our protagonist, Angela Petitjean, being interviewed by Detective Novak after Saskia was found missing. Angela claims she has no knowledge or involvement of Saskia's disappearance, as she kept saying to the police before Novak. But she can tell Novak is different from the rest, and she is willing to tell her story on the condition that Novak listen if he wants answers from her. 

And so Angela begins her story. It all started with knowing a boy called HP during her teenage years. Angela didn't have many friends and HP was the one who befriended and acted like her protector. Their friendship blossomed; and it didn't take long for them to fall in love. When Angela left to pursue her studies, Saskia walked into HP's life. Saskia was warm and cheerful; and her charms was hard to resist. By the time Angela realised something has changed between her and HP, it was a little too late. Her story goes on to reveal her life after HP and Saskia, but is she responsible for Saskia's disappearance? Or is there something more than meets the eye? This is the question which Novak and the reader will keep asking until the last chapter. 

This is not your typical psychological suspense with many red herrings and twists; in fact there wasn't much actions involved but just the exchanges between Angela and Detective Novak as well as her account of the past. Despite the lack of "real life" events, the suspense element is still coming on strong as Angela's voice is distinctive and she was capable in pulling you along with her for a trip down to memory lane. The book may be a slow-burn but there wasn't a bored moment throughout my reading journey. And then not to mention the author's writing sucked me in and I'll be looking forward to seeing what she'll be writing next.

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6 Responses
  1. jenclair Says:

    I agree that this one was a slow and uneasy burn! Like you, I want to know what Roz Nay comes up with next.


  2. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - This was a refreshing read from those thrillers I read lately; a different writing style but I loved it. :)


  3. Lark Says:

    Good writing always makes up for a slow unfolding of story. :)


  4. Melody Says:

    Lark - Indeed, Lark. :)


  5. Iliana Says:

    I definitely don't mind slower mysteries as long as the characters pull me in and this one sounds like it's got a good cast!


  6. Melody Says:

    Iliana - The writing style was intriguing; I was totally hooked throughout. :)