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Secrets & Lies Are Dangerous When Jacques’s body is discovered in a hotel room his wife, Patricia, suspects he has been hiding something from her. Why was he found naked and who is the woman that visited his grave on the day of the funeral? Significantly, who is the unnamed beneficiary Jacques left a large sum of money to in his will and what is the reason her best friend, also Jacques’s sister, Coco, refuses to tell her what he confided to her? Struggling to find out the truth, Patricia visits Malmö where her twin sister Jasmine lives and is married to her ex boyfriend. But the sisters relationship is toxic and when a family member dies shortly after, an old secret is revealed that shines a light on an event that took place on their tenth birthday. As one revelation after another is revealed, Patricia is yet to discover her husband’s biggest secret and what ultimately cost him his life. His Guilty Secret is an unafraid examination of the tangled bonds between siblings, the lengths we go to in protecting our wrongdoings, and the enduring psychological effectthis has on the innocent…and the not so innocent.


The opening pages set the tone for this beguiling mystery beautifully.
With an almost elegant cinematic quality from a bygone era the first few pages introduce us to two characters a glamorous female and a male pilot. Who are they we don’t yet know but we do know that they are engaged in an illicit affair and that within the first chapter the Male is dead while we see the female flee the scene frightened for thei secret to be revealed.
Vermont’s clever use of language creates insightful dialogans through the characters interaction we become aware of their inner conflicts which also builds a sense of tension and intrigue.
Vermont’s gutsy dialogue helps build and accessorise the strong dramatic storyline with its honesty and raw grittiness. Her skill at understanding people and their psychology is evident and beautifully demonstrated throughout her story and her style of writing which is very readable and move the story forward fluidly and at the perfect pace.
I thoroughly enjoyed this it was a little bit different from my previous reads and I felt engaged from start to finish with its multi layered and cleverly thought out plot.
With unexpected twists and turns and many interwoven themes of love, dishonesty and deceit it is a beguiling and thoroughly compelling read .If your a fan of well written fiction with a mystery and psychological element I highly recommend this as an entertaining and enjoyable read.