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Her Little Secret

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Blurred Lines…
Blurred lines and boundaries in this tense, psychological suspense which will keep the reader on their toes. When Cristina, a therapist, encounters new client Leon she soon realises that ulterior motives are present and helping him through his grief may well prove to be a less than good idea. A well drawn cast of characters and an engaging storyline.
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I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review 

The plot sounded so interesting but the mystery was flat and took so long to develop I had long since stopped caring. Not even an entertaining guilty pleasure
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Her Little Secret by Julia Stone is an entertaining thriller that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats. The novel is told in the first-person and our protagonist is Cristina Hughes, a therapist slowly returning to work after the loss of her father. Cristina is a likeable heroine, with a supportive network of friends and an amicable relationship with her ‘on/off ex’ Davy. However, when Cristina starts counselling Leon, who is grieving the death of his beloved Michelle, she finds herself drawn into a glamorous and dangerous world. 

There was a lot to like about Her Little Secret, I particularly liked that the heroine was a little bit older than your average thriller heroine. Approaching middle-age and fairly settled in life, Cristina’s sudden longing for a bit of excitement and glamour seemed entirely convincing. I think some readers who are fairly avid thriller-readers will be able to guess the twist but they’ll still be on tenterhooks as Cristina starts to question whether her new client is simply too good to be true.
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#HerLittleSecret #NetGalley 
A must read. 
Cristina knows all about boundaries. As a therapist, it is vital that she keeps her clients at a professional distance.
Enter new client Leon: a handsome, charming, affluent photographer with a secret. He was the lover of one of Cristina's recently deceased clients, Michelle, who had come to Cristina for therapy to help her choose between Leon and her husband.
Once Leon's secret is out, Cristina commits to guiding him through his grief and ignoring her own growing attraction. But up against sophisticated, attentive, insistent Leon, her boundaries blur and then collapse, and the two set out on their own idyllic love affair.
But why does Leon switch so quickly from charm to criticism, attentiveness to distance? Can anyone truly be as perfect as he paints his beloved Michelle to have been, and what is hidden inside of her off-limits therapy file? 
I was on my toes while reading it's ending. 
Thanks to NetGalley and Orion for giving me an advanced copy.
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