Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
I will always have a soft spot for Emily Carpenter and her novels because Burying the Honeysuckle Girls was one of the first books I read when I decided to create this blog. Her second book, The Weight of Lies remains a favorite of mine because of its amazing setting, and Every Single Secret was another great read by her.
This is the story of Daphne Amos, a young woman who believes she has found her soulmate in Heath, a mysterious man with whom she has a lot in common. Both Daphne and Heath are mysterious individuals who keep their secrets hidden from each other. And that has worked pretty well for them until Heath decides to work on his issues while spending a week in an isolated house in the woods, being treated by psychologist Dr. Cerny.
Every Single Secret was a slow-paced book at first, especially during the first half. However, I was captivated by the creepy setting, as Emily is a truly great writer and she creates the most wonderful atmospheres. You know there’s clearly something wrong going on, but you don’t know exactly what. How I love that feeling!
Despite the slower first half, the last 30% of the book was super thrilling and engaging, and the reveals turned the story into a gothic psychological thriller with a modern twist. I won’t spoil anything here, but the concept behind the novel was so smart and fascinating that I have been thinking about it since then. Still, I have to admit I kind of wanted something else to happen, but I will keep it to myself…
Every Single Secret is perfect for fans of modern gothic literature and psychology. Don’t miss my interview with the lovely Emily Carpenter that will be published later this week 💜
P.S THAT cover!
Many thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for providing me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review