Title: No Secrets
Author: David Jackson
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: 7th July 2022
THEY BELIEVE HIS LIES. SHE KNOWS THE TRUTH.
You can’t lie to Izzy Lambert. Her highly developed empathic abilities allow her to read people’s emotions with terrifying accuracy – and consequences. As a child her insights sparked her parents’ divorce. As an adult she avoids getting too close to people for fear of what she might learn.
But now young girls are going missing in her town. The police have no suspects but, seeing her old school caretaker interviewed on the news about the story, Izzy comes to a chilling realisation: he knows where the missing girls are. When the police won’t take her seriously despite the lives at stake, she will risk everything to uncover the truth.
I was so excited to read this and happily I can say it did not disappoint at all! The story follows Izzy, a young woman with a superpower of sorts – she is essentially a human lie detector. Her remarkable empathic abilities allow her to read people with frightening accuracy. This gift has been in many ways a curse for Izzy and her life becomes very complicated when girls start going missing in her town. Izzy sees an interview with the caretaker from her old school on the television and immediately intuits that he knows more about the missing girls than he is saying. She then finds herself on a mission to uncover the truth – at any cost.
I loved this sharp and deliciously twisty thriller. Izzy is a fabulously quirky main character that I found very easy to like and root for. Her gift gets her in some particularly thorny situations and things become dangerous as she pursues her old school caretaker, determined to uncover his true nature which seemingly no one but her can see. No Secrets is a dark story in many ways but there is also a sprinkling of humour which made it an addictive and completely engaging read. I read it in just a couple of sittings because I was enjoying it too much to put it down. Clever, quirky and full of the light and dark aspects of human nature – I couldn’t recommend it more highly!
I very kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.
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