Tell Me A Secret Samantha Hayes
Earlier this year I reviewed The Reunion by Samantha Hayes, and I said “I was figuratively peeping between my fingers when I read parts of it”. Well its happened again.
Samantha really knows how to pick at those parts of the mind that hold the fear factor.
When a young girl catches her dad having sex, with the lodger, it’s bad enough. When her Mother finds out and goes crazy, it’s about as bad as it gets; but when her dad hangs himself and blames her, in his suicide note, because she caught him and the lodger, her life is damaged beyond recovery. That is all in the first few pages. Wow what a start to a book.
In the following chapters we meet Lorna, a Counsellor with an anal routine, who is really trying to forget one of the men in her life. Until she decides to make contact with him through a on line dating service.
That’s when things really start to go to wrong.
Lorna knows it’s impossible, after all the dead can’t talk, but when a dead person starts to message her things take another twist.
I don’t want to say anymore, because I don’t want to give anything away.
If you love psychological thrillers you will love this book.
I wasn’t just peeping through my fingers at this book, I was hiding behind the sofa. What a great read.
The bit below here is an extract from Samantha Hayes biography and it gives a bit of a clue as to why she writes such good books.
“Samantha Hayes grew up in Warwickshire, left school at sixteen, avoided university and took jobs ranging from private detective to barmaid to fruit picker and factory worker. She lived on a kibbutz, and spent time living in Australia and the USA, before finally becoming a crime-writer.”
She’s lived a bit, and it shows.