Book Reviews

Book Review: “Little Secrets” by Jennifer Hillier

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Thank you @minotaur_books for my gifted copy of ‘Little Secrets‘ by Jennifer Hillier!
From the author of one of my favorite thrillers EVER, ‘Jar of Hearts‘, a mother driven to the edge by the disappearance of her son learns her husband is having an affair with the woman who might have kidnapped him.
Four hundred & eighty seconds. That’s how long it took for someone to steal Marin Machado’s four-year-old son.
Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, & Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community & are a loving family. Up until the day Sebastian is taken.
A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She & her husband rarely speak. The only thing keeping her going is the unlikely chance that one day Sebastian reappears. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding him, she discovers that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman.
Kenzie Li is an artist & grad student—Instagram famous—& up to her eyeballs in debt. She knows Derek is married. She also knows he’s rich, & dating him comes with perks: help with bills, trips away, expensive gifts. He isn’t her first rich boyfriend, but she finds herself hoping he’ll be the last. She’s falling for him—& that was never part of the plan.

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Discovery of the affair sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. But as she sets a plan in motion, another revelation surfaces. Derek’s lover might know what happened to their son. And so might Derek.
Little Secrets‘ is absolutely gripping, all-consuming, twisty & darkly emotional. You will want to binge-read this one, as it is perfectly paced & just so freakin’ good! I plan to grab up some of Hillier’s earlier books now: ‘Creep’, ‘Freak’, ‘The Butcher’, & ‘Wonderland’ & if you haven’t read ‘Jar of Hearts‘, try it on audio…it’s fantastic & will haunt you! (Not gonna lie, Hillier’s mind scares me a little bit…)

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Add it to your TBR list & look for ‘Little Secrets’ next Tues, 4/21! Don’t forget to check with your local indie booksellers & see if they have it or will order it for you. You can use BookStoreLink to find an independent bookstore near you that is doing curbside or home delivery orders or one that does online orders & shipping. Independent bookstores need our help now more than ever!

And as always…stay home, stay safe, stay sane. Now, go wash your hands.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: “Little Secrets” by Jennifer Hillier

  1. This sounds list the perfect suspenseful thriller. I haven’t read Jar of Hearts yet but have read so many positive reviews. It’s been on my TBR for a while. Fab review! – Jen


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