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Summary

‘Everyone has secrets. And now, one of mine is yours....’ 

Best friends Hollie and Niamh tell each other everything. Behind the village of Abingworth’s closed doors, every family has its secrets—and their doors might hide the worst ones of all.

One day Hollie tells Niamh about a devastating discovery, swears her to secrecy, then vanishes. The villagers claim to know nothing. But when Hollie’s body is found, the police know one of their number isn’t just a liar, but a killer....

What did Hollie tell Niamh before she died? And who would kill to keep it hidden?

After all, two can keep a secret—if one of them is dead....

A thrilling suspense novel that will leave you reeling at the final twist....

©2022 Debbie Howells (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"A cracker of a read." (Belfast Telegraph)

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A Dark Secret

A realistic and harrowing story of domestic strife and abuse with three different actors speaking in first person. Highly recommended.

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Beautifully written

Debbie writes eloquently about the difficult subject of domestic abuse.

She describes atmospheres and locations so well, you are transported to the scene.

I listened to her book in two sittings as I was desperate to find out who the murderer was.

Loved it from start to finish and I look forward to her next book The Life You Left Behind.