Secret Smile is a gripping psychological thriller from the Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French
You have an affair. You finish it. You think it's over. You're dead wrong . . .
Miranda Cotton thinks she's put boyfriend Brendan out of her life for good. But two weeks later, he's intimately involved with her sister.
Soon what began as an embarrassment becomes threatening -
The story itself (girl meets boy, girl dumps boy, boy turns out to be a psycho) is interesting, no doubt. Of course, it's been done so many times that it's hard to make the idea fresh or new, thoug ...more
However, a few things really got to me. One, Miranda was an idiot during a large portion of the book. I was so angry with her so many times for being such a doormat! Since I want to think this book is perfect, I attributed her behavior to differences in culture. ...more
Το γνωστό συγγραφικό δίδυμο, τρία χρόνια πριν δημιουργήσει την ψυχολόγο Frieda Klein στη γνωστή συγκλονιστική σειρά μυστηρίου, έγραψε και αυτό το θρ ...more
That being said, I did keep reading to see how she would get him out of their lives. Too bad I found her family to be naive. It wouldn't take much to know this guy was a user. He never had a job the whole time they knew him. Come on people.
I did like how the ending worked out, though I would have liked it to have been ...more
(Why not credible? MILD SPOILER: Since the main character has family and close friends, you'd think that at least one of them would believe her instead of somebody they just met.END)
I loathed and felt for Miranda the main character at the same time: She is like the typical herione in a horror movie where you are ...more
Well, the main character is REALLY ANNOYING!
Sorry Nicci, I feel bad giving a rubbish review but I hated this book - thank goodness it is short else I would never have made it.
Σίγουρα είχε γρήγορη ροη, συνεχείς ανατροπές και φυσιολογική κλιμάκωση, ωστόσο ήταν αναμενόμενη η εξέλιξη και το τέλος απότομο και χωρίς «ζουμί». Του έλλειπε η αγωνία, ο φόβος, η αμφιβολία, η αμφιταλάντευση, το αίμα, όλα αυτά δηλαδή που συνθέτουν το σωστό αστυνομικό. Πάντα μιλώντας με τα προσωπικά μου κριτ ...more
Secret Smile is the story of Miranda. She’s been dating Brendan for just over a week when she comes home from work to find h ...more
In Secret Smile, there’s a feeling of deja-vu, like Adam Tallis (one of the two main characters from Killing Me Softly) has been resurrected and given another chance at mess ...more
Ένα αρκετά καλογραμμένο θρίλερ, το πρώτο βιβλίο που διάβασα από το συγγραφικό ζευγάρι που "κρύβεται" πίσω από το καλλιτεχνικό ψευδώνυμο "Nicci French". Σε μια σκοτεινή ατμόσφαιρα, γεμάτο σασπένς, μας μιλάει για τη ζωή της Μιράντα Κότον, μίας διακοσμήτριας εσωτερικών χώρων, που όλα στη ζωή της είναι τακτοποιημένα και δεν θέλει να την ταράξει τίποτα. Μέχρι που διακόπτει τη σχέση της με τον Μπρένταν, από εκεί και έπειτα αρχίζουν όλα και μπερδεύονται με ολέθριες συνέπειες, τόσο γι αυτήν όσο και ...more
Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire. After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University, she began her first job, working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield. In that same year she married journalist Colin Hughes.
In the early eighties she taught English Literature ...more