The Secrets We Keep by J.S. Ellis

Published: February 7, 2023

Black Cat Ink Press

Pages: 200

Genre: Psychological Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

J.S. Ellis is the author of psychological thrillers and suspense and published her debut psychological thriller in 2019, which was an instant success and received great praise from readers. She writes stories about obsession and betrayal. When she’s not putting her characters in uncomfortable, difficult positions, J.S. Ellis likes to relax with her husband and their fur baby, Eloise. They live on the sunny island of Malta.

Emily is trying her best to put the past behind her. Her focus is on her career and making her new apartment home.

Then… a wedding invitation arrives.

Sasha is getting married. Knowing Lucien would be there, Emily hesitantly decides to attend. The night seems to go well, with plenty of dancing and drinking. Emily wakes up the next morning in Jan’s hotel room with the mother of hangovers, distorted memories, and a plethora of bruises she can’t explain.

Things only get more bizarre when the police knock on the door. Liam has been found dead, Sasha is arrested, and Lucien is missing. But someone out there knows the truth and launches into a deadly game of mouse with Emily and Jan as their target.

Can they discover the truth before the body count rises?

“And that left me with a dead end.”

Emily once again finds herself entangled with the beautiful but strange crew. When a wedding turns ugly and results in someone dead, Emily has to figure out what happened that night. The only problem? She only remembers waking up in a bed that didn’t belong to her.

This was a wild ride. The mystery was thick and intense from the first chapter. A lot happened throughout this book, and it was like the fuse that had been lit in the previous books just led to this explosion.

We get to know Jan and Sasha much more in this book, which is nice. It’s another side to this bizarre coin. Emily is just as present, though she can’t remember what happened or how she ended up in bed with Jan.

There was a wild cast of characters in this book, and just when I thought the plot was going in one direction- there was a plot twist. The way this story unraveled was fantastic. This insane house of cards was waiting for the slightest reason to blow over.

The ending was the most jaw-dropping reveal. This series has been such a ride. Secrets surrounded by beauty it’s a dangerous thing.

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