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Our Little Secret

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  5,393 ratings  ·  1,066 reviews

"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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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 17th 2018 by St. Martin's Press (first published June 6th 2017)
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Roz Nay I think you've understood it really well, Carly. So basically, what she said :) Angela knows what she's done; she just doesn't tell Novak a lot of wha…moreI think you've understood it really well, Carly. So basically, what she said :) Angela knows what she's done; she just doesn't tell Novak a lot of what she internally thinks about or reveals.(less)

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Roz Nay
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Obviously I'm rating it 5/5. I wrote it. ...more
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars!!!!!

“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
Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)
3.25 stars

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
Our Little Secret by Roz Nay is a 2018 St. Martin’s Press publication.
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
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
2.5 stars, rounded up

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
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, netgalley, arc
A captivating and addictive mystery with a coming of age story at its heart.

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
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
4 bewitching stars to Our Little Secret! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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’
Diane S ☔
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay I may have been a little hasty or maybe just plain wrong when I said I was swearing off thrillers because they were all blendng together. Really meant to stick to it but then the publisher sent me this book and if they send them I shall read and review, seems only fair. Then this book proved me wrong, and it has been quite a while since I have read a book I didn't want to put down. Part of itt was the format of the book, big enough print, nice paragraphs, just a wonderfully design for an op ...more
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Why This Book
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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OUR LITTLE SECRET, is the debut character-driven psychological thriller by author Roz Naya, that definitely packs a punch for such a short read at 228 pages. about a missing woman, a tangled love triangle, and the secrets we keep and the secrets we share. I couldn’t put this book down. I loved it!

“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
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
This book begins with Angela being interrogated at the police station in the disappearance of Saskia who happens to be her ex-boyfriends wife. From here she tells Detective Novak a tale of love, obsession, and ultimately revenge. This is Angela's spotlight and it's time to set the record straight.

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
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Some secrets should be buried and not revealed.

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
So it's now been a few days since I read this and I think I'm ready to review it. I said in my initial review that this was the best thriller I've ever read and that still stands.

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
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Our Little Secret by Roz Nay is a novel of psychological suspense that is not what one would call a super twisty tale but that of one that is super twisted. A story of love, betrayal and obsession that kept the pages turning.

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
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of twisty thrillers
Recommended to Matthew by: St. Martin's Literary Fiction
Shelves: arc, own, 2018, mystery, suspense
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide – no escape from reality . . .”
- 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
Diana | Book of Secrets
A woman is questioned by police after her ex-boyfriend’s wife disappears. Lots of great reviews for this book, but unfortunately it wasn’t for me. The story lacked suspense, and the characters didn’t grab my attention. I usually enjoy unlikable or unreliable characters, but not so much this time. I couldn’t understand the reasoning behind many things the characters did or said. Maybe if I was clearer about who the “our” was in the title, and also which “little secret” it’s referring to. I liked ...more
HA! A "deliciously dark conclusion" indeed!

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

Roz Nay's Our Little Secret is a delectably dark and twisted thriller that I am now obsessed with! Right from the very beginning, you meet the main deck of characters that will come into play here, with the protagonist Angela Petitjean being pulled in by Detective Novak for questioning. Detective Novak is seeking answers to the disappearance to Saskia Parker, but Angela is confused as to why they are keeping her in interrogation. Angela is just leaving out one piece of the puzzle, Saskia is ...more
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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“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
Sarah Joint
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I definitely had a hard time putting this one down. I planned to just get it started and ended up reading until the very early hours of the morning, only saving the last thirty pages because I was so exhausted. It's chock-full of characters a lot of people will have a hard time relating to or liking, but it's such an interesting story that it doesn't even matter. It's a bit of an odd book when it comes to how the story is told, entirely by the main character to a police detective in an interroga ...more
3.5 Stars

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!
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Our Little Secret had me glued to the pages!! I read this within about a day. It’s fairly a short read with only having 228pages. Short chapters which always pleases me.

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
Bill Kupersmith
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first half of this story centres round two end of term parties: a high-school graduation party at a lake in Vermont and the next year at a May Ball in Oxford - surprisingly with three of the same characters present at both. You've read Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night, so you know at least vicariously that a May Ball is about as close to being in a fairy tale as you can come and still be more or less in real life. Unlike in Gaudy Night tho', in Our Little Secret the May Ball results not in a betr ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

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
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
ALL THE STARS!!! I absolutely loved Our Little Secret, Roz Nay’s debut! The characterization was on point; each character was full of depth- I felt like I knew each one personally.

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
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
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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
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG this book is AMAZING.

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
Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)

Do me a favor-- If you haven't already read the given synopsis for this book.. dont.

Trust me..

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
Jun 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There are a lot of positive reviews on GoodReads; almost everyone has given this book a 4 or 5 star rating. After reading this novel, I'm confused: did I read a completely different book from everyone else? After seeing the positive reviews, I even read this book again and I still didn't get it. Anyways, here are my thoughts on this book:

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
Sam (Clues and Reviews)
Our Little Secret by Roz Nay was not a hard book to completely become absorbed in. The narrative style, the content, the pace and the general menacing tone had me completely captivated from the first pages. I loved this novel. And, at 228 pages, it made the perfect binge read!

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
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