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One Little Secret

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I enjoyed this book. I usually have somewhat of an idea on who did it, but this book had me guessing until the very end. And it sure wasn't what I expected! Good book, I would definitely recommend
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Right from the beginning I knew that I wouldn't be able to put this book down. It was full of unexpected plot twist and had very relatable characters that you can't wait to find out more about them. Susan books a summer house for her and three other couple to share but no one expects that one of them will end up dead. With everyone becoming a suspect, secrets are revealed around every corner right up until the edge of your seat ending. I found this book to be very cleverly written with an original plot and full of twist and turns. With half thriller, half mystery, what's not to love?
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Three affluent suburban couples who were neighbors decided to rent an ocean front home in East Hampton for a week one summer. Their kids had all been sent away to camp in Maine and they decided it was the perfect time for a couples vacation. 

The couples were very interesting. Jenny had given up the practice of medicine to work on a tv sports network as an expert on injuries involving professional athletes. Her husband, Louis, was an ER surgeon whose identity was wrapped up in his profession. Ben, a former professional athlete, was now a stay at home Dad for his 2 kids while his wife Rachel maintained a lucrative legal practice in NYC. Nadal & Susan were new to the neighborhood. He owned a tech startup and Susan had given up her successful legal career to home school her twin boys.

The first night there was a fight at dinner between Rachel and Ben where she suggested a separation and then she stormed out onto the beach. She remained there all night. The next morning Nadal and Susan were out walking and found Rachel’s dead body near the water. 

Detective Sargent Gabby Watkins of the East Hampton PD headed up the investigation into the death as several dark secrets about each couple were exposed.

This is a beach read with a twist: a murder with several likely suspects. None of the characters is very likable or even a happy person. The identity of the murderer is not revealed until the very end.

This ARC was supplied by Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Couldn’t put this book down. Great mystery that had me going until the very last page. Anyone that loves a good thriller will want to enjoy this book.
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This book was a pleasant surprise for me. I got into it fairly quickly which is a relief since I've been disappointed in a lot of recently hyped books. Felt it was a good murder mystery, I finished it in a day and enjoyed it!!

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One Little Secret by Cate Holahan is a psychological thriller set in the midst of a friends holiday. Four couples are sharing a beach house when one of them turns up dead. So who did it? All of the little secrets start coming out one by one and as a reader I kept changing my mind as to who had done the deed.

It was an entertaining book but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Still anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers will enjoy this one. 

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC of this novel.
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This book was amazing. Much different then other thrillers I've read because it's got alot of great twists and turns that keeps you hanging on to every word and not knowing what's going to happen til the very end! The fact that you get the view from each person in the rental place is great too so you can make your own assessments of the people even though it doesnt help you figure out who killed Rachel. 
 When I wasnt reading it, I was thinking about it! I will def be adding this as my staff pick when its released and hand selling it as well! 

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This book had a lot of moving parts. It was very interesting to see how the pieces would fit together and how everyone was so intertwined. I definitely was not able to guess the ending! I did feel as though the ending was a little bit out of place. It seemed like she wanted a bigger tie in than she had left her time to write. Plus I found the side story about the rape case to be very heavy on top of an already heavy story. I liked the character development. I felt like I got to know each character deeper than a superficial level. And the plot moved at a quick enough pace that I never felt bored or like I knew what was going to happen. Overall, it was a good read. There were twists I did not see coming as well as a likable cast of characters to help get you through.
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I loved the description of this book and was eager to read it. After stumbling through the first few chapters and getting to know the characters, I realized this wasn’t going to be a book I enjoy. The whiny characters annoyed me, and I’m really tired of reading about the lame problems of rich people. However, I really wanted to move past my first impression and give the book a chance to wow me, and did so on several occasions because I wanted to get to the heart of the secret. After skimming through nearly half the book, I realized it was foolish to force myself to do something that I should be doing for pleasure. It was like being at a party where I don’t like any of the guests. Sadly, I had to put this book in the DNF zone. I may try to pick it up later and try again. The writing was good, and the story was ok, but the characters didn’t resonate with me.
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Three neighbor couples rent a vacation home together when their kids go to camp for the summer. Little do they know, each couple has has hidden motives and secrets. After a night of drinking a fight breaks out and one of the spouses is found dead on the beach. 
I found this to be a great thriller with a lot of twists and turns.  I really enjoyed it!
Thanks to Cate Holahan, Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for the ARC of this enjoyable book.
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Very light reading, in fact throughout most of the book, i couldn't keep the characters straight, esp two of the women.   the men were drawn more clearly.  The story was ok, a lot of false clues thrown out there, but not a book that grabbed my attention emotionally or intellectually
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After reading this book, I'm still not entirely sure what the "one little secret" is. This book fits nicely into the domestic noir genre -- a genre that examines horror in the form of the stranger sleeping in your bed. However, there may have been too many issues crammed into this book. I mean, I understand the concept of wanting all of your suspects of having a plausible motive, but c'mon now, was that side plot about the surfer guy house totally necessary? I certainly cared enough to read to the ending, but didn't find the story (or characters) particularly gripping or satisfying.
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I received a copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review - thank you NetGalley!  This book falls into my current favorite genre of suspense/crime so I was very excited to receive it.  I really enjoyed this book.  In my personal opinion the author did a good job of not giving away the ending early on in the book which is always a good thing in this genre.  I love when I read a book and can picture everything that is going on and I could very much do that with this book.  I would recommend this one to anyone who enjoys this type of book!
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Friends made plans to vacation with one another. They are in a beautiful setting on the beach. What could ever go wrong?  Soon we learn that things are not as they seem. One of the friends ends up dead. What is the secret that lead to her death?  A good thriller that keeps you guessing to the end!
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An interesting suspenseful sort of book filled with secrets of suburbia. What happens when all those secrets are set loose while on a beach getaway? Enjoyable beach read.
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I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

What do you get when you put three married couples in a beach house with tons of alcohol? Secrets spilled and total disaster. Susan thinks she's forging friendships with her new neighbors when she plans a beach vacation for all of them. However, during their first dinner together, one of the couples have a huge fight and infidelity is revealed. The next morning, Rachel is found dead on the beach. But who did it, and why?
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This book was interesting and kept me guessing as to who killed Rachel. What I enjoyed about this book was the dynamic between all of the couples. The difference between a loving couple with communication problems and a couple with serious abuse issues. It held my attention and was worth the read!
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Fantastic book.  I loved the interaction between the different characters
A perfect storm and seemly perfect people!!

Living luxury but fear and anger resentments bubbling underneath.

I really enjoyed this book and hope to see more from the author.

Thanks for sharing it!!
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Brilliant plot!  Will have you biting your nails down to the quick in anticipation of the big reveal..
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What a great read! Loved this book. It was very well written.
You won't want to put it down, it really keeps you guessing until the end. I kept trying to figure out who had done it the whole time. 
Looking forward to seeing what else Cate Holah comes up with!
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This was a compelling mystery and one that keeps you guessing. I read it in one day, because I wanted to see how it ended. That was a surprise. Fast paced and good characterizations.
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