The Family Secret by Kiersten Modglin
Published: January 31, 2023
Genre: Psychological Thriller
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of psychological thrillers and a member of International Thriller Writers, Novelists, Inc., and the Alliance of Independent Authors. Kiersten is a KDP Select All-Star and a recipient of ThrillerFix’s Best Psychological Thriller Award, Suspense Magazine’s Best Book of 2021 Award, a 2022 Silver Falchion for Best Suspense, and a 2022 Silver Falchion for Best Overall Book of 2021. She grew up in rural western Kentucky and later relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where she now lives with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston terriers: Cedric and Georgie. Kiersten’s work is currently being translated into multiple languages, and readers across the world refer to her as ‘The Queen of Twists.’ A Netflix addict, Shonda Rhimes superfan, psychology fanatic, and indoor enthusiast, Kiersten enjoys rainy days spent with her nose in a book.
“Tell me all your secrets.”
Austyn just learned that her fiancé’s parents died. So, of course, they travel to his family home. It’s her first time meeting the Bass siblings, her first time entering the house. And all she can feel is the weight of its secrets.
OKAY KIERSTEN. This is a one-stop read. You won’t be able to put it down once you start- it’s that good.
I enjoyed how this story was told. The emotional elements were so deep and genuine. The weight of grief is palpable, and it okayed such a big part in this story.
I found the way this story was told interesting. I could feel the anxiety, panic, and fear Austyn was experiencing the deeper she fell into this plot.
I loved the concept of houses telling stories, and I loved seeing this house as a character. It was very creative. I also loved the idea of memory and how much our memories are based on what we are told.
Photographs help, as they did in this book. A picture is worth a thousand words. No more valid words have ever been uttered. This was a pulse-pounding thrill ride from start to finish.
What I would love to see next is the backstory. Celine’s story. Because there is a lot more hiding in The Pond.