This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Every Secret Thing
It’s a normal day. A day where a birthday party happens. A day where little girls have fun!
By the end of the day, though, two little girls will be on a path that will change their lives forever.
Fast forward seven years…
Alice and Ronnie have been released from prison. Both girls have been told that it’s best if they stay away from each other- just to be on the safe side.
When another child disappears, though, suspicions surround the 2 teenagers. Is it just a coincidence that another child disappears right after the girls are released from prison? Or is history repeating itself? Police, lawyers and family wonder and ponder…. But only 2 people know for sure- Ronnie and Alice.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I’m a recent-ish Laura Lippman fan- having read some of her stand-alone and some of her Tess Monaghan books, I really can’t say that I prefer one over the other- I just like Laura’s style.
EVERY SECRET THING starts off with a promising plot- a baby is missing, then said baby is found after it’s too late. The 2 culprits? Two 11 year old girls. (Pause for chills). Throw in a dash of race relations (the baby is black, the girls are white) and a heavy dash of wondering how this would have played out if situation had been reversed- and you basically have the plot in a nutshell.
Overall, I did like the book. It did seem to get bogged down at times in either not so necessary details or maybe the pace just slowed down. When, though, the pieces begin to fall into place- the story picks up quite a bit and the final revelations made me gasp.
So, should you read this book or not? If you are a fan of Laura’s and like her story-telling style, I say yes. If you are new to Laura, this is not her strongest book that I’ve read- I would recommend AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD or AFTER I’M GONE.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T