The Secrets We Share

Kensington. Mar. 2022. 304p. ISBN 9781496735416. $26. THRILLER
Known for his Hester Thursby mystery series (Watch Her; The Missing Ones; Little Comfort), Hill offers a stand-alone crime thriller about two sisters. Natalie is a Boston cop, and Glenn is a baking blogger who is about to release her first cookbook. Twenty years ago, their father was murdered in the woods behind their childhood home, seemingly by the neighbor with whom he was suspected of having an affair. Now, days before Glenn takes her brand to a new level, Natalie learns that Glenn has been receiving menacing messages telling her she is being watched. When Glenn’s teenage daughter finds a dead body in an abandoned building near her school, the sisters become entangled in yet another murder case. Was it pure coincidence that Glenn’s daughter stumbled upon this body, or is the whole family being manipulated?
VERDICT This suspenseful story will have readers careening from one erroneous conclusion to the next, which is either refreshing or an exasperating departure from predictable crime fiction, depending on one’s tolerance for twists.
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