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We All Have Our Secrets

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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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I loved this twisty page turner which kept me reading far into the night which I usually don’t do but, I just couldn’t put it down I just loved it. My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.
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I have enjoyed a couple of  this authors precious books so was looking forward to reading this one. I unfortunately found it quite confusing and I struggled to like or relate to any of the characters
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It was all a bit mediocre!

A serious incident on the job sees Midwife Emily Gentle fleeing to her childhood home in Cornwall to care for her ailing father – Harold Gentle. But, when Emily arrives, she is greeted by an unwelcome surprise – her father has hired a career, Francoise Alarie. She’s young and pretty, and Emily’s disturbed by the close, unnatural relationship she witnesses between Francoise and her father. There’s just something about her Emily doesn’t trust. What secrets is she hiding? Because Emily knows all about secrets. So does Harold. 

Based on past experience, a Jane Corry psychological thriller is a guaranteed multi-layered mystery with phenomenal twists that keep me guessing right up until the last page. Unfortunately, We All Have Our Secrets was more domestic family drama, parent/child relationships with a side romantic subplot than suspenseful thriller, and the drama was average at best. There were unpredictable twists, but they were kind of meh, and after finishing I was like, “Is that It?”

POV’s alternated between Emily and Francoise, with Part 1 narrated by Emily, Part 2, Francoise, etc. There were also italicised diary entries penned by Harold Gentle dating back to 1945 when German occupied France. Having both Emily and Francoise as POV’s didn’t really work for me, as they tended to overlap in regards to the reveal of secrets, resulting in repetitive plot points. I also thought this novel was overly long especially towards the end.

The writing was Jane Corey’s usual high standard, and just because this one didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean I’d give up on her. The first three books I read by her were 5 star reads, and the fourth, a four, so she is definitely a talented author. Here’s hoping her next book is a return to form, and is more thriller than drama.

I’d like to thank Netgalley, Penguin UK, and Jane Corry for the e-ARC.

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I give this 3.5 out of 5 stars, rounded up.

Having read a couple of Jane Corey novels previously I was pretty eager to read this latest title.

I found it a very decent read, pretty easy going as a holiday read. The book started off very well, setting the scene and giving us background to Emily’s life and career as a midwife.  The story was told from the perspectives of the 3 main characters- Emily, Francoise and Harry, present day and during the war. We find that each has some hidden secrets.  

I’m not too sure what genre this book comes into. It’s not really much of a crime drama or a thriller- maybe a family drama? 

After a very promising start, the latter part of the book felt a little flat and didn’t reach the crescendo that the earlier parts of the story seemed to be heading towards. It all just ended ‘nicely’ with a happily ever after, but at least it was rounded off.

Thank you to the publisher and Net Galley for providing an advance copy in return for my honest opinion. I have also published this review on Goodreads.
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Excellent read.  Kept me on the edge of my seat with suspense throughout the book which I simply could not put down!
The plot was brilliant and kept you guessing where the truth lay.  Some of the time I was pulled in one direction only to then follow another trail.  
Wonderful and so sorry it has ended.  Look forward to next Jane Corry book
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Captivating and well written  as all Jane’s novels are! Full of tension and secrets waiting to be told.  I became completely immersed in it. Emily’s career as a midwife is busy and the decisions she makes are extremely important in ensuring positive outcomes. As it is her father needing more help and attention which she is unable to provide, advertises for a career to look after him- Francoise appears on the scene.
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Trio Infernal

The first half of this family saga about two young women competing for the affection of a 90year old manipulative narcissist had me on tenterhooks but by then I found the plot was just lamely zig-zagging between the permanent lies and conniveries of both antagonists, interspersed by bloodthirsty military scenes from WW2 the old man had been involved in. Since I found all the characters except Zorro the dog increasingly unlikeable, I struggled to finish reading the ARC I had been given by netgalley Penguin in return for my honest opinion.
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I never repeat the blurb.  Another super story by Jane Corry. It alternates between two protagonists and perceptions of each alter throughout the tale as it develops.  Really nice easy read.
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I’ve read and enjoyed a few of Jane Corry’s books up to now, so I had quite high hopes for this one. I believe I went in to this one thinking it was a thriller, and thrill me it did not. It’s more of a slow burn mystery and I did find the pace quite slow throughout. 

The chapters are snappy which does make for quick reading but I wasn’t dying to pick it up at any point. I would say the first half of the book held my attention more than the second half and the ending didn’t have the wow factor you expect a mystery to have. 

I didn’t absolutely dislike this book in any shape or form, but I certainly didn’t love it and something about it didn’t quite hit the mark for me.
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When Emily makes a mistake she runs off to hide at her dad's house. A stranger has positioned herself in their life and Emily doesn't trust her. Everyone has their secrets and the story slowly reveals their past lives and how unbelievably they are all connected. Guaranteed to keep you invested in the complex story right till the end. Prepare to be shocked.
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