Wednesday, June 19, 2024

THE SECRETS SHE KEPT (True Crime Junkies #7 ) by Christy Barritt, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"A thought circled in his mind.
A thought he didn't want to acknowledge.
A thought he certainly didn't want to speak out loud.
Because the idea seemed preposterous.
It didn't make sense.
Then again, a lot of things happening lately didn't make sense."

Duke McAllister had been faithfully searching for his missing fiance following her mysterious disappearance over two years prior  . . .long enough for his heart to have disconnected? Maybe. Brilliant, beautiful, stubborn-as-a-mule Andi Slade had slipped into his life and taken root, supporting his efforts to find Celeste while not demanding anything more of him than a friendship sporting a special bond. But neither Duke nor Andi nor any member of their Arctic Circle Murder Club podcast team were prepared for the news release . . . accusing Celeste of being a murderer.

" . . . he knew God was still there. Even when Duke couldn't see Him or feel Him, that didn't mean He had disappeared."

Such a tangled web! In fact, not in one million, zillion years would I have imagined how this story was going to turn out. This author and this series . . . her signature style . . . . and brilliant plotting, are absolutely, without a doubt, perfectly matched! 

*I purchased a copy and was under no obligation to provide a positive review.

BackCover Blurb:
In the Land of the Midnight Sun, secrets cast long shadows.

Former Army investigator Duke McAllister remains determined to uncover the truth behind his fiancée’s mysterious disappearance two years ago. Joined by his friend and podcast teammate, Andi Slade, Duke delves into Celeste Dawson’s past and soon uncovers a mind-bending conspiracy.

When a shocking news report names Celeste as a suspect in a series of murders, Duke must grapple with the mounting evidence that his fiancée may not be the person he thought she was. The stakes rise to terrifying new heights when bodies start piling up and the podcast team becomes a target.

Duke and Andi must navigate a labyrinth of secrets, betrayal, and murder to unravel the web of deceit that reaches far beyond anything they ever imagined. Will they find the answers before it’s too late? Or will the secrets Celeste kept destroy them all?

May, 2024


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