Monday, December 28, 2015

The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood









The Darkest Secret
 
Apologies for the general email, but I desperately need your help.
My goddaughter, Coco Jackson, disappeared from her family's holiday home in Bournemouth on the night of Sunday/Monday August 29/30th, the bank holiday weekend just gone. Coco is three years old.
When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea.
But what really happened to Coco?
Over two intense weekends - the first when Coco goes missing and the second twelve years later at the funeral of her father - the darkest of secrets will gradually be revealed...
Taut, emotive and utterly compelling, an unputdownable 'ripped from the headlines' novel that you will want to talk about with everyone you know



With two well received crime novels to her credit, Alex Marwood has produced yet another brilliant, complex and exciting story. The interplay between the greedy, egocentric, power hungry and self indulgent characters and the subtle development of the relationships between the siblings in todays patchwork families leading to the death of a small child and the dilemma it causes, are well and credibly described. The book is well structured with its many twists and turns. The writing style of each character's thoughts and speech patterns is very appropriate to their background and their situation in life, almost a journalistic approach. This book is an exciting read to the last page. I guarantee you won't want to put it down.

Book received by Little, Brown Book Group UK via netgalley in exchange for a honest review.
 
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