Thursday, July 25, 2019

BLOG TOUR and REVIEW: One Little Secret by Cate Holahan

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for One Little Secret by Cate Holahan. I love a good mystery. I was sent a free copy for honest review from Crooked Lane Books and Meryl Moss Media. Thanks so much to them for letting me be a part of this Blog Tour.

Title: One Little Secret
Author: Cate Holahan
Published by: Crooked Lane Books
Released: July 9th, 2019
Source: Review Copy from Meryl Moss Media / Publisher

Synopsis: Everyone has a secret. For some, it's worth dying to protect. For others, it's worth killing.
The glass beach house was supposed to be the getaway that Susan needed. Eager to help her transplanted family set down roots in their new town - and desperate for some kid-free conversation - she invites her new neighbors to join in on a week-long sublet with her and her workaholic husband.
Over the course of the first evening, liquor loosens inhibitions and lips. The three couples begin picking up on the others' marital tensions and work frustrations, as well as revealing their own. But someone says too much. And the next morning one of the women is discovered dead on the private beach.
Town detective Gabby Watkins must figure out who permanently silenced the deceased. As she investigates, she learns that everyone in the glass house was hiding something that could tie them to the murder, and that the biggest secrets of all are often in plain sight for anyone willing to look.
A taut, locked room mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters, One Little Secret promises to keep readers eyes glued to the pages and debating the blinders that we all put on in the service of politeness. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: One Little Secret by Cate Holahan was a really fun and twisty read. It's a glass beach house with secrets and murder! That synopsis just sold me, and I knew I had to read it. I liked the book. It was a good time. The synopsis also bills it as a locked room mystery, which is an idea that I just love when it comes to books or movies or television. I mean, I'm a big fan of Clue, which is the ultimate locked room mystery, so that's a phrase that's designed to grab me. I think One Little Secret is the perfect who-done-it beach read.
There was so much suspense and intrigue in One Little Secret that I just loved. I was kept guessing to how everything would end and just who was guilty. The characters really weren't likable people. They all had secrets, they weren't perfect, and that made them kind of fun to read about and observe.
I definitely plan on reading more from Cate Holahan. She's one that I have to look out for. I'd definitely recommend giving One Little Secret a read. If you like murder mystery thrillers, this might just be the book for you.
Thanks so much to Crooked Lane Books and Meryl Moss Media for sending me a gifted early copy to review.

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