No One Needs To Know by Kevin O’Brien

No One Needs To Know by Kevin O’Brienfive-stars

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
Pages: 416

Audiobook Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Audiobook Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins

I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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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…

My Review

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!


About Kevin O’Brien

For seventeen years, before his thrillers landed him on The New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien made his living as a railroad inspector and did all his writing at night. His second novel, ONLY SON (1996), was optioned for film rights, thanks to interest from David Seltzer (THE OMEN)and Tom Hanks. It was also chosen by Readers Digest for its Select Editions–along with John Grisham’s THE PARTNER. “Seeing my photo on the back cover–alongside John Grisham–really made me feel as if I’d ‘arrived’ as an author,” Kevin admits.

Kevin has been writing full time ever since. But he hasn’t forgotten his railroad “ties.” So–if on occassion, you find a scene in a Kevin O’Brien thriller in which a dead body is discovered in a railroad yard, well, now you know why.

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