Our Little Secret, the debut novel by Roz Nay is dark psychological thriller that stand outs in crowd that includes Girl on a Train and Gone Girl. Now that’s impressive.
I don’t want to spoil the story for readers. What I can tell you is that the story takes place in an interview room of a police station in a small Vermont town. Angela, who is in her mid-20s, has been picked up for questioning and spends much of two days across from Detective Novak, assisting the police with a case involving a missing woman. The missing woman happens to be Angela’s ex-boyfriend’s wife, Saskia. Angela spends the time describing her relationship with her ex and his wife over the previous 10 years.
What we can’t determine is whether Angela’s story is accurate. This is the dilemma for the reader and also what makes the book so compelling, an unreliable narrator. The detective doggedly attempts to uncover information about Saskia’s disappearance while Angela focuses on telling her life story beginning with her first love in high school, which evolves into awkward love triangle.
As the story unfolds and the mystery deepens, a dark truth is revealed and believe me you won’t see it coming. I couldn’t put this book down. You have to add this to your reading list.