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Day of Secrets

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  55 reviews
A mother he thought he’d lost. A father he never knew. An enemy that wants them dead.

At the age of five, Chase Day became an orphan. For thirty-one years, after a rebellious youth, he did his best to turn his life around and build a normal life—first as a Naval officer and then as a history professor at a boutique Bay Area college. Now, all that changes when he finds his m
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Published May 5th 2017 by Chucklin, Inc.
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Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Daryl Wood Gerber brings us her 2nd suspense filled story following Girl on the Run.

I was thrilled to receive an advance copy of this book.

Chase Day gets a terrifying phone call from a woman he had thought was dead. He knows that voice, his mother’s, without thinking twice he rushes to her aid. He finds her dying of a gunshot wound. In her last breath, she begs him to save his father. A man he has never met. Using his naval officer’s training and experience he tries to find hi
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
Day of Secrets is another absolutely riveting book by author Daryl Wood Gerber (the first being last year's Girl on the Run), who is best known for her cozy mystery series, but as of late has been branching out into the suspense genre. In a nutshell, Chase, our protagonist is a former Navy man, now history professor, and must overcome the trauma of his past to find and save the father he never knew, all while trying to keep a vital document out of enemy hands. Fast-paced, and quite the page turn ...more
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Daryl's second foray into fiction and there is no stopping her, in just a few sentences she is able to bring her characters to life. In Day of Secrets, main character Chase has lived his life with the knowledge that his mother died when he was a child. After finishing work one day he receives a phone call and surprise it's his mom and she needs his help. Chase rushes to help this woman to whom he thought was dead and his world is turned upside down. Follow along with Chase as he learns w ...more
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, thriller
Day of Secrets by Daryl Wood Gerber is one of those suspense novels that is hard to put down as it draws you into the story from the first chapter.
Chase Day is a very complex character that has to confront his past, uncover buried secrets and protect his grandmother. As he moves forward to find answers, he doesn't know who to trust. Is he paranoid or are his mother's secrets really deadly? The secondary characters added richness to the story as they all played an integral part of the story.
The p
Sara Gordon
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Action suspense mystery lovers
I am not typically a fan or action, suspense, mysteries, but I gave this story a try and was happily surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Once my children went to sleep I was able to get into it and could not put it down! The book grabs you from the first few pages and holds tightly, bringing you along with it through non-stop action and story-line progress. There are no dull moments, fast paced seems like an understatement. The characters are all very well described and because of the nature of ...more
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an edge of your seat, suspenseful, can't put it down thriller. If you like Dan Brown's thrillers you will want to read this!

You will find that with Day of Secrets by Daryl Wood Gerber that she has once again written a new captivating, gripping suspense novel, that keeps you riveted to your seat not wanting to miss a beat of Chase Day's story. I loved this book.

Chase Day's past comes and smacks him right in the face when he gets a call from his mother whom he thought had died many years
Katherine Majowka
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Most mystery readers know this author as Avery Aames, author of the cozy Cheese Shop mystery series, However, if you are looking for another cozy mystery, keep looking; this isn't it. This is the author's second foray into the suspense/thriller genre. And thrill it does. There is nothing predictable about this story; Gerber takes us on one thrill ride after another. The hero, Chase Day, is a likable, everyday sort of man. A former Naval officer, he now teaches War History at a local college. He ...more
Debbie Erickson
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have read and loved many of Daryl Wood Gerber's cozy Cookbook Nook series, and also her Cheese Shop mysteries written under her pen name of Avery Aames. Day of Secrets is more of a thriller mystery and definitely has a different tone and intensity. The book starts with the main character Chase Day receiving a call from his mother, a women he has thought dead for twenty some years. She asks him to come to the trailer they lived in and to hurry. He arrives at the trailer to find that his mother ...more
Shelby Smith
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Former Navy Lt. Chase Day thought his mother had been dead for most of his life, from a fire, until today, he received a phone call from her asking to meet her. When he arrives, all chaos ensues, his mother has been shot, and it is up to him to find out why and how it all happened. There is no certain way to know who to trust or and who to keep wary of! Everywhere Chase turns a new discover teaches him that things are not always what they seem and neither are people. Not at all what I expected, ...more
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imagine getting a phone call from your long dead mother, racing to meet her, and finding her shot and dying. This starts a fast paced thrill ride that keeps you guessing.

Chase Day is a man that has had more than his fair share of issues but he's worked hard to overcome his past. He has gone from troubled teen, to solder, to history professor. He drops everything to try to piece together the past he thought he knew. Too many details will spoil the book, but just buy it and read it. If you like fa
Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
I loved the complexity of the characters and the plot in Day of Secrets. Chase Day received a call from someone he thought was long dead...his mother, asking him to meet her. When Chase arrives, his mother is barely hanging on, but manages a few words. This sends Chase on a mission to find the father he never knew, and to figure out who killed his mother and why.

I flew through this story on my Kindle. I didn't want to put it down until I traveled all the twisty paths the author was taking me on.
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Day of secrets is a pulse pounding action-packed mystery that kept me turning the pages till the very end. Chase Day is your ordinary art professor at Weyford University . He gets a phone call from his long presumed dead mother. When he arrives to meet his mom he finds that she has been shot and has a cryptic message for him to save his father who he thought was also long gone. Just when you start to get into this story a hired assassin attacks Chase and the mystery deepens. Chase sets off to un ...more
Allison Kratz
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a suspense novel that hit me like a breath of fresh air. As someone who thoroughly enjoys thrillers, it is usually difficult to find one that you cannot predict. I was unable to predict where this book was going and found it bothersome to have to put down without necessary good reason. I would recommend this book to my fellow mystery/suspense reader peers as well as those looking for a fresh author. I would say this is an author to look out for as well as look forward to with each new ...more
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Day of Secrets is the second thriller-type mystery from Daryl Wood Gerber and it is spectacular!

Wow. That was the first word that came out of my mouth when I finished this book yesterday evening on my evening break. The second phrase was "Holy Toledo that was intense!" Both of which are dead-on accurate.

This was a pretty great read! I fell in love with the characters almost immediately. Chase is a great guy. He's well-rounded and complex. He's had a lot of crap happen in his life, but he seems
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Day of Secrets by Daryl Wood Gerber features a Former Navy officer who has become a history teacher. He ends up going for the ride of his life as he tries to discover a secret that people would kill for. Chase Day never knew who his father was, but when he learns of his identity, he finds himself in a dangerous race against time to find his father and discover just what secret he has that could turn the world upside down.

I loved the book and could not put it down. It was intense, fast reading, a
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This fast paced, well plotted mystery from Daryl Wood Gerber was fantastic! It hooked me from the beginning with the plot and the complex characters and it was full of twists that kept me guessing who could be trusted. There was so much happening that I didn't want to put the book down. I liked the characters and hope that I will see them again in future books.
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing, heart pounding, gut wrenching, thrilling, action packed. Seriously what more can I say about this new release from Daryl Wood Gerber. Could not put it down. Great characters, fabulous writing, super intense story line. Hang on to your seats and enjoy the ride!!

I was given an advance copy to read
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, thriller
Thank you Daryl for giving me a whole day of amazing reading. This book just made the Sabbath FLY by.
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Day of Secrets by Daryl Wood Gerber begins with Chase Day teaching a therapeutic art class and getting several phone calls that he sends to voice mail. A former lieutenant in the Navy, Chase now teaches War History at a college. Once the class is complete he gets another call, this time from his mother who has been dead for over 31 years asking for his help. This call sets into motion the entire rest of the story where Chase discovers secrets in his past and how by them being revealed he is thre ...more
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This.Book. It had me from page one. The story kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The adventures Chase has and the twists this story provides are amazing! I will definitely read more of this authors books!!!
Rose Langley
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Daryl Wood Gerber has created another page turner. History professor Chase Day starts out his day just like any other, then one phone call changes everything. Someone thought to be dead contacts Chase, then dies and leaves Chase with more questions than answers. Secrets and lies. Paranoia? Maybe, maybe not. Chase must find the truth. Why has the past remained hidden for so many years and why did it suddenly rear it's ugly head? I highly recommend Daryl's newest thriller. It will keep you on the ...more
Marianne K
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
Benjamin Franklin

Chase The Day, yes, that’s the first, middle, and last name of the lead character in Day of Secrets by Daryl Wood Gerber that I had the displeasure of reading. There were so many things wrong with this book: cardboard characters, beginning with the lead, an hyper-masculinized doofus we are supposed to believe is a history professor whose speciality is war but loves going to anti-war rallies. Same character was five ye
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
DAY OF SECRETS is an enthralling, fast paced thrill ride. From the first sentence, I was compelled to see what happened next, devouring each word.

Gerber steps out of her comfortable cozy mystery genre to firmly make her mark in the world of suspense and thrillers. Her characters are well developed while still leaving some things to the reader’s imagination. The story comes to a satisfactory conclusion, but I was left wanting the story to go on. To me, that is a sign of good story telling.

All th
Liz Caldwell
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
Gerber has written a gripping story that is filled with deception, lost love and more than a few great chase scenes.
Chase Day has lost a lot. His mother died in a fire when he was young. He doesn't know who his father is. He's grateful that he came out of the service less damaged than some he knows. And then he has a message on his phone from the mother he believed was dead. He gets to her as she lies dying, and thus begins a dizzying assault of twists and turns and trying to figure out how, and
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was another exciting suspense novel by Daryl Wood Gerber who also writes several popular cozy mystery series.
Chase Day grew up living with his grandmother believing his mother had died in a fire when he was a young child. Soon he'll learn that nothing is as he thought. He must decide who he can trust to help him get to the bottom of the secrets that have been kept from him his whole life. That is if he survives long enough to find out.
Filled with twists & turns with an exciting conclu
Alisha Collins
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book!!! I first found Daryl Wood Gerber through her Cheese Shop Cozy Mysteries under the pen name Avery Aames and started devouring every book I could get ahold of, of hers.
Day Of Secrets is a different genre than what I am used to reading by Miss Wood but I was very surprised and throughly enjoyed this book.
Day Of Secrets is about Chase Day. He became an orphan at 5 years old when his mother dies and he never knew his father. Then one day he gets a phone call from a voi
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A twisting plot and suspenseful story. Day of Secrets by Daryl Wood Gerber was an intriguing and, at times, a heart-wrenching read. A man who believes his mother is dead comes briefly back into his life and reveals a secret. You just never knew where this story was going to go and I raced through the pages to find out what would happen next. The interactions between characters were believable, and the characters were complex and interesting. The storyline held a steady pace.

I especially like bo
Grace Koshida
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Former U.S. Navy lieutenant turned history professor Chase Day is shocked to get a phone call from his mother Sybil whom he thought had died in a fire more than 30 years ago. Chase goes to the trailer where they once lived and finds her there barely alive. Chase tussles with her apparent assailant who gets away. Sybil asks Chase to save Luther, the father he never knew, before she dies. The police don't believe his story of what happened so Chase is determined to find Luther on his own.

Daryl Wo
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read, mysteries
Chase Day was orphaned thirty-one years ago, raised by his loving grandmother, and working on getting his life together as a forward-thinking, ex-navy, History Professor. But his life is quickly shattered when he receives a telephone call from his supposedly long-dead mother. Racing to her side, he discovers her mortally wounded, begging him to save his father. Father! Who is he! Chase soon finds himself on a non-stop roller coaster ride as he tries to fulfill her dying wish, chased by both the ...more
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, thriller
Chase Day grew up believing that his mother was dead. When he is surprised by a call from her one evening, he rushes to meet her only to find that she has been shot. As if all of that weren’t enough of a shock, his mother asks him to find the father who he has never known. Following along with Chase as he searches for his father and tries to figure out why his family is being targeted was a non-stop adventure. I ran through this fast-paced story in one sitting, and I’m already looking forward to ...more
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Agatha Award-winning Daryl Wood Gerber writes the brand new French Bistro Mysteries as well as the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries.

As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. A DEADLY ÊCLAIR, the first French Bistro Mystery, comes out November 2017.

Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense: DAY OF SECRETS and GIRL ON THE RUN.

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