Monday, August 11, 2014

Secret Smile

This is the story of a nightmarish situation you would never want to happen to you: you break up with someone really creepy to find out he is going out with your sister two weeks later, and he has been telling your family in his most charming way how devastated you were at the break up! Add to that, he makes suggestive comments to you behind everyone's backs and makes his way into your life, to the point that he is living in your home!

This book is so, so creepy, and ends up being really quite scary, as Brendan's obsession with Miranda shows no end. I'm interested in seeing the telemovie now, which stars David Tennant as the manipulative Brendan, although it will probably put me off him forever.

Many readers will likely find some of the story unrealistic, especially as Miranda's family and best friend believe Brendan's story more than hers, and I did find that frustrating, but it certainly didn't stop me from racing through this book to see if anyone survived! This is the first Nicci French book I've read, and I will be back for more.

My rating ****


  1. Lovely blog, Wendy.

    Wow on this book. Very creepy indeed.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday.

    New GFC follower. Going to follow via e-mail if possible.

    Hope to see you at my blog again. I will be back to yours. :)


    1. Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth! It's been a long time since I've written reviews, but it actually really helps in remembering books when you read a lot of them - don't you think?

  2. Reviews are definitely a HUGE help to remember books.

    I remember when folks start to talk about the book, but my review helps a lot too.