Our Little Secret
"A cracking read...Our Little Secret builds to a deliciously dark conclusion." --Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10
Roz Nay's Our Little Secret is a twisted tale of love, pain, and revenge that will stay with the reader long after they turn the last page.
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“They say you never forget your first love. What they don't say though, is that sometimes your first love won't forget you”
Sometimes the biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
Angela Petitjean says she has done nothing wrong. She doesn’t understand why she’s being questioned by police in regards to a missing woman. She tells the police again that she’s done nothing wrong and until she knows what’s goi ...more
Highly entertaining and compulsively readable, Our Little Secret is a psychological thriller about first love and obsession.
The story opens with 26-year-old Angela being questioned by the police over her role in the disappearance of the disappearance of Saskia, the wife of her best friend and former lover, HP. Angela denies any involvement, but her case is soon turned over to Detective Novak.
Angela shares her version of events with Detective Novak, going back in time to when she w ...more
Sinister and angsty-
Angela has been brought in for questioning about the disappearance of a woman named Saskia, who happens to be her ex-boyfriend’s wife. She explains to the detective that for him to understand everything he needs to know, she’ll have to start way back at the beginning where she first met HP, and how their relationship developed up to this point.
As detective Novak attempts to get to the truth, he grudgingly ...more
This book starts off very strangely. Angela is being interrogated by the police about a missing woman. But instead of answering the detective’s questions, she launches into a story about her days in high school with her best friend, HP.
The story of her life goes on with the detective only occasionally asking her questions about Saskia, the missing woman and the HP’s wife. I’m sorry, am I really supposed to believe this?
I never found I could connect with Angela. It’s not th ...more
I absolutely loved the structure of the narrative in this one - we have Angela who is being questioned by the police, and the story unfolds as she reveals her history to the detective. I thought this was super creative and really kept the pace moving for me.
There are some characters here who are a hot, hot mess which are sometimes my favorite to read about! - - What makes these people tick? Why are they the way they ar ...more
Our Little Secret drew me into its pages from the start. Angela is interrogated by the police because her ex’s wife is missing. She hasn’t seen this ex for years, so why is she being dragged into this? Is Angela telling the truth to Detective Novak, or is she yet another unreliable, manipulative narrator?
Our Little Secret is a slim novel and quite the page-turner. Once I started reading it, I lost some sleep in order to finish it! I found Angela’ ...more
I was either approached by the publisher or received the book, Our Little Secret written by Roz Nay in 2018, through NetGalley. I liked the premise of the story and saw it was getting positive reviews, so I took it on. It was published this week, which meant I needed to read and review it to share my feedback with others. I would give the book 3.5 stars and encourage fans of thrillers and questionable narrators to give it a chance.
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“It was the greatest love affair of the century.”
The compelling story takes place in a police station where Angela, the narrator, is being held in a police interrogation room, being questioned by an i ...more
Angela had all the characteristics of an unreliable narrator that I look for and reading her story had me absolutely glued to the pages. I loved the way she was toying with the detective only giving bi ...more
Angela Petitjean sits in a glaringly bright room facing Detective J. Novak. Her backbone aches from time spent leaning against the rigid back of the chair. Novak zips out question after question at Angela in the hopes that she will reveal what she knows about her ex-boyfriend's missing wife. What happened to Saskia and did Angela play a part in her disappearance?
Roz Nay begins this story in that interrogation room. And we, as readers, will hear what ...more
At the heart of the story is a girl named Angela and she is being interviewed in the disappearance of a woman. We don't know who this woman is, but Angela starts to tell us a love story and slowly things start to unravel from there.
I won this through a Goodreads giveaway and like I only entered because the odds seemed ...more
As the book begins Angela Petitjean is sitting in a cold interrogation room with a revolving door of police officers asking her the same question over and over. Where is Saskia and what has happened to her? When Homicide Detective J. Novak enters for his turn at the question ...more
- Bohemian Rhapsody (as if you didn’t already know that!)
Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Welcome to the Friend Zone! Who here has wanted something from someone you just couldn’t have because you were “best buds”? This is the plight of Angela Petitjean (a.k.a Little John) Unfortunately, her attempts to find a way out of the Friend Zone may be coming ba ...more
OUR LITTLE SECRET is a story about a close friendship that grows into love....with a dark kicker. There's a missing person, some strange personal and family relationships that surface, AND a big mystery to solve leaving the reader to question who and what to believe....or it did me.
The whole novel takes place within a 24 hour time span while the beautiful and quiet spoken Angela gives testimony in a police interrogation room spilling the whole truth (or...more
“You can’t get in trouble for thinking things. Because if you could, wouldn’t everyone in the world be in jail?”
I knew NOTHING about this book before requesting it from the library other than the title. That was enough for me. It popped up on the “recommended to you” front page of the website and I assumed it would be some sort of mystery/psychological thriller since it didn’t have a nekkid feller on the cover (because apparently t ...more
Told in single POV, 1st person. It’s a standalone novel, fast-paced with flashbacks, and an easy read. The writing was good and held my interest till the end but I should say the plot wasn’t something new/special and therefore it was predictable for me. Overall, it still was a good read and hope you enjoy it as well!
The story begins with Angela, our main narrator, in an interrogation room. She is being questioned by Detective Novak for the disappearance of her ex boyfriend’s wife. Instead of answering questions directly, Angela decides to tell the story of a twisted love affair. She starts at the very beginning on how she met and became frie ...more
What a fun twisty little 4 Star thriller! I loved reading it!
Angela Petitjean aka "Little John" or "LJ," finds herself in a police station answering questions when Saskia, the wife of her childhood best friend HP, goes missing. The majority of the book is Angela recounting the long, complicated relationship between herself and HP in a police interview. Their story begins when Angela moved to Cove, NH in 10th grade and recounts the events of the past ten years leading up to Saskia's ...more
Angela Petitjean (Peh-ti-shon) is being held on probable cause for the disappearance of a woman named, Saskia. After being held for hours in an interrogation room, Angela decides she will tell her story to Detective Novak, but ONLY if she can tell the story from the very beginning, that’s the only way to truly underst ...more
This is one of those rare thrillers that actually succeeds in telling a fast-paced, completely immersive and strongly manipulative story in the most concise and addictive way possible. I’d mention that I’m slightly exaggerating, but I’m really not. In under 230 pages, Roz Nay will initially make you feel things towards certain characters and later compel you to embrace polar opposite emotions as the story unfolds. Her writing is brilliant and dr ...more
I read so many thrillers that it's rare for one to blow me away. Roz Nay's Our Little Secret did. And it wasn't so much a gripping, unputdownable page turner that sent my blood racing, but rather a slow burn build up of psychological darkness. What begins as a rather innocuous break up between high school sweethearts turns into a tale of psychological manipulation and potential murder. Nay's genius is in the subtlety of her writing and character development, such that i ...more
Do me a favor-- If you haven't already read the given synopsis for this book.. dont.
I did not 'refresh myself' with the synopsis before I started reading and going back now and reading it as I am writing this review... it reveals a few things that I think are better left unsaid, as it takes away from the authenticity of the emotions you experience while reading if you know them before hand.
This is all you need to know going into this novel:
★ Angela, our MC, is in in an interrog ...more
Angela's character and personality really did not work for me. I understand that not all characters are likeable; I've read many Gillian Flynn novels and hated ...more
The novel opens with a woman, Angela, sitting in an interrogation room. She is the suspect in a disappearance. Her ex-boyfriend’s wife has gone missing and all signs point to Angela. As Angela is interrogated she begins to ...more