No One Needs to Know by Kevin O'Brien
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Published by Kensington on July 28, 2015
Genres: Crime Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Audiobook Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Audiobook Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
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A SECRET WORTH KILLING FOR…
In July 1970, actress Elaina Styles was slain in her rented Seattle mansion along with her husband and their son’s nanny. When the baby’s remains were found buried in a shallow grave close to a hippie commune, police moved in—only to find all its members already dead in a grisly mass suicide.
Now, decades later, a film about the murders is shooting at the mansion. On-set caterer Laurie Trotter ignores gossip that the production is cursed. But then people start dying…
As Laurie digs deep into what happened all those years ago, the truth emerges more twisted than any whispered rumor, as a legacy of brutal vengeance reaches its terrifying climax…
This is my first read by this author and first read in this genre. Verdict: EXCITING THRILL RIDE!
I’m not sure why I’ve always steered away from crime thrillers, after all, I read horror… Anyway, this book grabbed my eye on NetGalley, and now I’ve read it. WOW! This book is a thrilling whirl of words from the first page. It is so hard to put it down when real life enters the equation. From the beginning, it’s almost like it’s two books mixed haphazardly together, but that is not so. Kevin O’Brien is brilliant and sneaky. Not ONE character, name, or fact is unimportant. I took careful notes, and I found not ONE hole in this story. Brilliant, I say! Those of you with good memories (unlike my horrible one) may be able to take notes only in your head.
I didn’t guess at ALL who was guilty. I was suspicious of nearly everyone in the book. People who looked guilty at times turned out to be victims themselves. Twists and turns were everywhere. I felt like I was on a rollercoaster!
I’ll be looking for more from this author and in this same genre. This is the perfect choice for my virgin-to-crime-thrillers experience. I highly recommend it. Enjoy the ride!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Kensington and Kevin O’Brien for the excitement that is No One Needs to Know!