Book review: Tell Me Your Secret

By Dorothy Koomson
Published by Headline Review 

Synopsis: Pieta has a secret.
Ten years ago, Pieta was kidnapped by a man calling himself The Blindfolder who said he wouldn't kill her if she kept her eyes closed for 48 hours. She never told anyone what happened to her, vowing to move on with her life. But when The Blindfolder starts hunting down his past victims, Pieta realises she may finally be forced to tell her deepest secret to stay alive…

Jody has a secret.
Fifteen years ago, policewoman Jody made a terrible mistake that resulted in a serial killer known as The Blindfolder escaping justice. When Jody discovers journalist Pieta survived an attack by him, she realises she may finally have found a way to catch him. But that would mean endangering at least two innocent people…

How did this book end up in my hands? I read this book thanks to a serialisation via The Pigeonhole app.

Was it a page-turner? Reading the daily instalment of the book was the first thing I did upon waking and the ensuing 24 hours were the slowest ever. I guess that’s a yes!

Did the book meet my expectations? For some reason – even though I did read the synopsis – I wasn’t expecting such a dark story. Not that I'm complaining! The reputation of Dorothy Koomson as a wonderful storyteller, however, had set me on the right track. I loved the familiar setting of Brighton and Hove, I was invested in the lives of the characters and I was hooked at every twist and turn in the cleverly crafted plot. And, given the relatively open ending, I am crossing my fingers and hoping for a sequel. Please, please, please…

Three words to describe it. Twisted. Fast-paced. Absorbing.

Do I like the cover? Yes. I particularly like the way that the seascape almost makes it look like a light summer read. A wolf in sheep’s clothing!

Have I read any other books by the same author? Not yet. I’ve been meaning to pick up one of her novels for a long time and I’m now more determined than ever!

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