One Last Secret

Mira: Harlequin. Dec. 2022. 368p. ISBN 9780778386773. pap. $17.99. SUSPENSE
In this latest from Parks (Woman Last Seen), sex worker Dora has done what was necessary to survive. Years ago, she had a baby on her own. Dora loved the child the minute she knew she was pregnant. That’s how it started—she had to support her child. But now, 12 years later, a sadistic client hurts her, and Dora’s best friend, Evan, convinces her to stop her escort work. Not only that, he’s planned a new life for her. Evan is insanely wealthy and loves her, and she loves him. Would people take them seriously—the prostitute and the playboy? Dora will reinvent herself into a wife; after all, she reinvents herself each time she enters a hotel room. But when her manager offers her one last job, she can’t refuse—the money is too good to pass up. What awaits her at the French chateau is not what she expects. Instead of it being the end of her career, it might be the end of her life.
VERDICT Readers will race through the pages of this serpentine psychological thriller only to find a shocking, dramatic conclusion no one saw coming.
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