The #Bookvent Calendar – Day 10

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my favourite reads of 2016.

The tenth book in my #bookvent calendar is one which caused me a great deal of frustration. Not because of the book, because of the story. Because of how it ended. Because the characters were the kind of people I wanted to slap. A lot. Everyone was only interested in saving their own bacon. They were vile and morally reprehensible. My feeling of distaste for them all lasted much longer than the book. And I still hate them all now. This book has done its job exceptionally well. Book 10 is

The Darkest Secret

by Alex Marwood

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Gah. Those people… Vile. All of them. The fate of poor missing Coco was almost inevitable from the start. No-one in this book deserves sympathy other than Coco and to some extent her twin sister Ruby. This is twisted tale of deception where, despite the revulsion I felt for the characters, I had to read on. I had to know what had really happened. But I really wasn’t expecting that ending… With parallels to other high profile missing child cases, this book dares to explore what many people will have been thinking. And the results are compelling and yet horrifying. So yes. Gah. I still want to slap my kindle in anger. That is what this book did to me.

Love it.

My full review can be found here. ‘The Darkest Secret’ can be purchased at the following links:

Amazon UK

Amazon.com

Kobo

Happy reading all

JM

 

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