Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Secrets Never Die Review

Tallie Brown's life has never made any sense. Raised in isolation by her mother, Julia, Tallie was dragged suddenly and without explanation from one third-world outpost to another until life normalized seven years ago when Julia took a position on a mountaintop in the Pacific northwest. But when Julia unexpectedly dies, Tallie uncovers clues suggesting that Julia had a secret life.
Journalistic phenom Jackson James is still recovering from the devastating mistake that flatlined his promising career. Now he's paying the price, working as the editor of a syrupy community rag in a posh D.C. suburb. But when the very man who destroyed him drops a tantalizing lead about a potential D.C. scandal, the reporter sees his chance for redemption and sets off to chase the story.
Jackson's investigation leads him to Cutler's Ridge, a dying Virginia coal town, and directly into the path of the mysterious and beautiful Tallie. As these two mistrustful loners follow their leads, their stories begin to intertwine until they reach an alarming conclusion - something terrible happened in Cutler's Ridge. As they doggedly pursue the story, the town's cold reception spirals into threats and danger, proving that there are those who will stop at nothing to keep the past hidden forever - because secrets never die.

My thoughts: This book starts off with a bang from the very beginning and doesn't let up until you get the last page! I enjoyed this suspenseful story of secrets, espionage, and mystery. Tallie is a sheltered young woman who has lived in some exotic places, but was kept very isolated. Raised by her seemingly paranoid mother, she is a brilliant scientist who has the chance to find some answers when Julia dies and leaves her a breadcrumb trail of clues to her past. I felt like the ending could of explained things a bit clearer/sounder, but otherwise thought that this book was hard to put down and full of surprises!
I received a copy from Covenant. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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