NetGalley Review - The Darkest Secret

The Darkest Secret - Alex Marwood

I found the plot intriguing, but didn’t really manage to get into this story. I loved the very beginning with the witness statements, but then I felt the story got a little confusing, taking more concentration than normal to keep track of the characters and what was going on.

There are a number of characters for readers to enjoy disliking. If you like books full of unpleasant characters, then this may be the book for you.

The second half of the book held my interest much more, as certain aspects of the story were revealed, but I wasn’t blown away by it, more just left with an uncomfortable feeling about things. I’m a hard one to please when it comes to crime novels, and I see that quite a few of my bookworm friends loved this book, so I think it was just a case of this one wasn’t for me.

I have a couple of other books on my to be read list by this author, and I’m looking forward to reading them at some point in the future.

I would like to thank the publisher, Sphere for allowing me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.