Our Little Secret by Roz Nay
St. Martin’s Press (April 17, 2018)
Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
They say you never forget your first love. What they don’t say though, is that sometimes your first love won’t forget you…
Angela Petitjean sits in a cold, dull room. The police have been interrogating her for hours, asking about Saskia Parker. She’s the wife of Angela’s high school sweetheart, HP, and the mother of his child. She has vanished. Homicide Detective J. Novak believes Angela knows what happened to Saskia. He wants the truth, and he wants it now.
But Angela has a different story to tell. It began more than a decade ago when she and HP met in high school in Cove, Vermont. She was an awkward, shy teenager. He was a popular athlete. They became friends, fell in love, and dated senior year. Everything changed when Angela went to college. When time and distance separated them. When Saskia entered the picture.
That was eight years ago. HP foolishly married a drama queen and Angela moved on with her life. Whatever marital rift caused Saskia to leave her husband has nothing to do with Angela. Nothing at all. Detective Novak needs to stop asking questions and listen to what Angela is telling him. And once he understands everything, he’ll have the truth he so desperately wants…
A page turning thriller about a first love and the one that can’t let go.
In a police interview room, Angela plays a type of cat-and-mouse game with Detective Novak as she is questioned about the disappearance of her former boyfriend’s wife. Instead of answering questions directly, she tells the story of her relationship with HP. Their story begins eleven years ago. A tangled maze of a first-love that ended for one but perhaps not for the other. My midpoint of the book, I was really invested and turning the pages trying to figure out the mystery. I found the lead character, Angela fascinating and her tale a bit twisted. Well written plot and characters that kept me engaged. Our Little Secret is the authors debut novel and I look forward to reading more from her.
ARC provided by St. Martin’s Press/Reviewed by Lisa Reigel/Comfy Chair Books
They say you never forget your first love.
What they don’t say, though, is that sometimes your first love won’t forget you . . .
“A gripping addition to the psych thriller world.” —Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl
“A disturbing story, which left me guessing until the very end.” —B.A. Paris, bestselling author of The Breakdown
“Clever and addictive.”—Chevy Stevens, bestselling author of Never Let You Go
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roz Nay grew up in England and studied at Oxford University. She has been published in The Antigonish Review and the anthology Refuge. Roz has worked as an underwater fish counter in Africa, a snowboard videographer in Vermont, and a high school teacher in both the UK and Australia. She now lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband and two children. Our Little Secret is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter @roznay1 and on Facebook.com/roznay1