Some secrets are too big to keep…
How well do you really know your husband?
Carrie and Steve Atwell have been happily married for fifteen years and live an idyllic life. But Carrie has no idea her world is about to be turned upside down when she finds a single earring in her husband Steve’s car. At first, she suspects the man she loves is having an affair, but the truth may be far more sinister…
For the past few months, the young female victims of a brutal killer have been washing up on beaches, bloated and mutilated. A serial killer is on the loose and formerly sleepy neighbourhoods now huddle in a state of terror.
And when a chilling discovery links Steve to the most recent murder victim, Carrie is catapulted into a nightmare world. Is her husband capable of the most horrendous crimes, and if he is, does she have it in her to bring him to justice?
Paul Williams is also the author of the critically-acclaimed thriller Twelve Days. Don’t Tell is a twisty and gritty psychological thriller which will appeal to fans of authors like John Marrs, Steve Cavanagh and Cara Hunter.
A Cleverly Woven Tale!
This is one which will have you wondering! A gripping read.
Carrie has been married to Steve for fifteen years; he spends a lot of time away from home due to his business and she has never questioned his fidelity until, that is, she finds an earring in his car – and it’s definitely not hers! Her first thought is that he’s having an affair, but as time goes on she begins to make connections between the earring and the mutilated bodies of young women being found and which are all over the news lately. Can she really trust her husband?
A cleverly woven tale, this one kept me on my toes all the way through. I did work out where it was all going but mostly due to my kindle (unusually) running out of charge in the early hours of the morning which gave me time to ponder what was going on. This is my first novel by this author and I’m so glad to have read it – it’s a cracking story with lots going on and the thread of doubt skilfully woven into the story. Well worth reading and one will make me look out for Paul Williams’ future works. Recommended, and worth 4.5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this novel; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 300 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books
- Publication Date: 30 November 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55924041
Paul Williams is an award winning, best selling international author who writes in many genres: memoir, children’s and young adult, literary fiction, non fiction, short story and crime. Paul was born in the UK but grew up in Zimbabwe and has lived on five continents. His first writing projects sold in the hundreds of thousands in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Swaziland.
His memoir Soldier Blue won Book of the Year in South Africa, and Secret of Old Mukiwa won Best Young Adult fiction at the International African Book Fair. He has a PhD from the USA and is currently the Program Coordinator of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
He lives near the beach with his family.