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We All Have Our Secrets

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She's done it again!!

Love a bit of Jane Corry! Her books are always great thrillers and this one was no exception.
This book was unlike any of Corry's previous books. It felt so much more epic. It spanned many locations and was a really intriguing slow burn.
I was hooked from the start! 
I loved the different perspectives and the different timelines- this just added to the intrigue. 
Perfect thriller - would make a great beach read!
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I enjoy Jane Corry’s books and was excited to receive an advance copy of her new novel.

Emily is a midwife, juggling work with visiting her elderly father when she can. After an incident at work, she visits her dad to find that a young French woman is now his “carer”. She is understandably suspicious of Françoise’s motives.

The story is mainly set in the present day, alternating between the points of view of Françoise and Emily. There are also chapters set in 1945, from Harold’s viewpoint.

The story is easy to read, with nice short chapters. 

I didn’t like any of the characters but still found myself wondering who to trust. There are plenty twists in the story and it is readable.

I thought the ending was a bit too twee and convenient but enjoyed the story overall.

Thanks to Penguin Random House and NetGalley for a copy to review.
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Jane Corry never fails to deliver.  I’ve read a few of her books and each one is different.  I absolutely loved this tale which explores love and loss, but in a really compelling and intriguing way.  The two central characters are very different.  Emily seeks refuge from her life and goes to stay with her father in Cornwall.  He has a new care, Francoise.  These two central characters p,at so well off one another.  Totally plausible and it soon become clear that each has secrets.  But what are they hiding or running from.

The plotting is tight and as usual, the reader is kept guessing as bits of the past are revealed through switches in timeline.  Well written and satisfying. 

My thanks to the publisher for a review copy via Netgalley.
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I found this book an okay read. Nothing amazing and certainly not as good as the previous book I read by this author. I did not like how the characters were always second guessing themselves about each other’s motives. Seemed a bit fake in my opinion. The ending was a fairly happy one. 
Thank you to the publishes, NetGalley and the author for an ARC in exchange for my honest thoughts.
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A gripping story of Emily who returns home to find a stranger caring for her dad called  Francoise who both have secrets. Loved the characters and the the secret they are trying to hide. Emily is suspicious of Francoise intentions and Francoise is suspicious of why Emily has suddenly returned from London.
Could not put this down as the twists make you want to find out more.
Highly recommended and cannot wait to read more books by Jane Corey.
Thanks to NetGalley & Penguin General UK for a advanced copy.
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Nothing is quite as it seems in this story, every character has a secret they are keeping making the title perfect!
Switching between main characters Emily, a midwife who has returned to her family home following an incident she wants to forget and Francoise, the carer who has been looking after Emily’s aging father.

There were times when I loved both characters and others where I didn’t trust them. I was constantly changing my mind about who I trusted and believed in. I wanted desperately to get to the bottom and discover their secrets.
Jane has a way with words and weaves a fantastic story around interesting characters.

Thanks again to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book
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Thank you to #NetGalley for my advance copy of #WeAllHaveOurSecrets by #JaneCorry

This book is so compelling I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to find the answers to the secrets.   
Emily knows Francoise is lying and Francoise knows Emily is lying.  Who is telling the truth?
An enthralling story of family and love and what happens when we get things wrong.
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When Emily retreats to her childhood home after making a serious mistake in her job as a midwife, she is surprised to find that her elderly father has employed a live-in carer. In this story, nothing is as it seems - the young, attractive French carer, Francoise, Emily’s father, whose declining health makes him unreliable and difficult, and Emily herself, who is in denial about the seriousness of her work situation and is instinctively distrustful of the domestic situation she encounters at her father’s house. The story, though compelling, doesn’t live up to its potential, but it is ani teresting read.
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My thanks to Penguin U.K. for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘We All Have Our Secrets’ by Jane Corry.

Oh my! I read a fair few  psychological thrillers/domestic dramas and this proved a twisty treat that had me hooked from the start.

Emily is a midwife whose career is in jeopardy following a bad decision. Suspended while waiting for an official enquiry Emily returns to Willowmead House, her family home on the Cornish coast. 

She is more than surprised when a beautiful young French woman answers the door. It turns out that her elderly father has engaged a new live-in carer, who Emily feels is overly familiar with her Daddy.
Emily is convinced that Francoise has a,sinister agenda and sets out to discover the truth….

Corry allows Francoise to have her say, which allows for a fuller perspective than if we just had Emily’s point of view. While there were certainly plenty of twists along the way, I felt that they emerged organically. 

Overall, I found ‘We All Have Our Secrets’ an intriguing psychological thriller that I ended up reading in a single sitting as I just couldn’t put it down.
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An intricate story switching between England and France and a timeline switching backwards and forwards from the second world war to present day.
Absorbing, and engrossing, had me at page one.
People's lives/careers and how they impact on others. 
A compulsive read.
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I found this to be an enjoyable read, I turned the pages quickly wanting to know the truth.  The book could of finished a few chapters earlier, the ending went on a bit too much for me.  

I enjoyed the storyline, and the characters seemed to be well developed.  The chapters were short and left me wanting to read more each time.  

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Jane Corry is a skillful storyteller as evidenced by her previous bestselling novels and continues this trend with her latest page turner "We All Have Our Secrets". It is mainly set in a Cornish family home where an elderly incapacitated gentleman, Harold Gentle, is being looked after by a carer.I was invested from the start with the leading characters in this story. Emily his daughter  and Francoise his carer, are so cleverly drawn that I was never quite sure if I liked them or not. Both of them are adept at lying and keeping secrets which provides for a lot of twists and turns throughout the story. Harold Gentle, also vacillates from being a lovely old gentleman to being somewhat boorish, shouting and behaving aggressively to those in his vicinity. As the story develops we learn about his younger self and why now he behaves in this way. 
This is an intriguing story once again from Jane Corry, an engaging tale that holds your attention but is also an easy read. I would recommend it.
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Had me second guessing. Emily knows that she is in trouble but she hopes that her father will be able to give her some advice. But she is shocked when young woman opens the door. Francoise is here for a reason but she can’t be honest with anybody about it. So she pretends to be Harold’s carer she is just waiting for the right moment.
Emily doesn’t trust her she is up to something but she learns shocks her. How could her father do this?
Can they find a way through this? Can they learn to trust each other?
I liked Emily she can be flaky & stressed at times but she really is a good person.
Francoise is a good caring person that just wants to be acknowledged. She didn’t do anything wrong. They both kept things from each other. The old man didn’t treat other of them very well.
A good thrilling read
Thank you Netgalley & the publisher Penguin Books for the copy. This is my voluntary review.
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Great twists.
Emily made a mistake as a midwife and returns home to her 93yr old father to talk over what happened but finds a young French woman Francoise looking after him and she seems to be getting a bit too close for Emily`s liking and thinks she`s up too no good so takes an instant dislike to her.
Then the story starts all the twists and turns you never know what is going to happen and has unexpected results at the end so keeps you on the end of your seat.
Because of the twists one minute you feel for Emily and then the next its  Francoise who do you believe?
A great read defiantly recommend.

Thanks to Netgalley and Penguin for the ARC
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Emily made a mistake, a mistake midwifes can't afford to make. Escaping to her dad's home in Devon to regroup and check in on him – his dementia has been worsening, and her guilt along with it – she is surprised when a beautiful stranger answers the door. Francoise is her dad's new carer, but Emily's father seems to have deteriorated under her care.
Emily doesn't trust Francoise – but she doesn't trust herself either. Each has a secret. And one of them will kill to keep it . . .

This is a gripping thriller!
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
Recommend reading.

I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher.  This is my own honest voluntary review.
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Great story that gripped me from start to finish. Lots of suspense and surprises and I found it interesting to read about the same situation told from two different angles. You felt for each of the characters and how they were controlled.
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I really enjoyed this book, particularly the switches in perspective. It kept the book interesting and well-paced. There was always the danger the writer would veer into cliche territory but she did a great job with the storyline. Recommended.
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Jane Corry never disappoints and I was so grateful to have this advanced copy of her newest book. 
Just hooked from start to finish. 
Absolutely gutted I read them so quick and it’s all over too soon. 
Throughly enjoyed the book
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I must admit i struggled with this one. I saved reading it as I was going on holiday to Cornwall and thought I would enjoy reading it in the right setting so to speak. However I found it rather confusing and long drawn out with characters who I didn't warm to. It's not a bad story but just wasn't my favourite.
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I have read and loved all of Jane Corry’s books and this was no exception. A well written thriller with plenty of twists that had me hooked from start to finish. Looking forward to her next book. Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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