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Our Little Secret Blog Tour
A sparkling story about what happens when you let someone into your life… but they turn out to want more than you’d bargained for!
Sarah Keyes has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all?
When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can’t get a job, she thinks she’s doing the right thing. She’s being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets the eye? And could this be a good deed that goes further than expected?
Claudia Carroll does it again with an incredible new novel about what happens when your life becomes up for grabs…
My thoughts about it...
Sarah is inexplicably drawn to the young beauty therapist who is doing her manicure and shellac nail varnish in a slightly rundown nail bar. When she finds out that Lauren is a young law graduate who is struggling to find a decent job, Sarah decides to do something to help her. Using her influence at her own law firm, Sarah decides to take Lauren under her wing, and even introduces Lauren to her friends and family.
Told from the differing points of view of Sarah, her teenage daughter, Darcy, and Sarah's best friend, Liz, what gradually unfolds is a suspenseful story which looks at the way people can be used and manipulated, and of how even the kindest of intentions can go disastrously wrong. The multiple story strands are well developed and I especially enjoyed trying to work out more about Lauren and the reasons why she acted in the way she did.
Our Little Secret is my first novel by this author. I liked her contemporary writing style and will look forward to reading more of her books.
About the Author
Claudia Carroll is a top ten best selling author in the UK and a number one bestselling author in Ireland, selling over 700,00 copies of her paperback alone. Three of her novels have been optioned for movies and one for a TV series on Fox TV.
In 2013 , her tenth novel Me and You was shortlisted for the Bord Gais Energy Popular Choice Irish Book Award.
Her latest novel, Our Little Secret ( All She Ever Wished For) spent ten weeks in the Irish Top Ten
Claudia was born in Dublin where she still lives.
Twitter @carrollclaudia # OurLittleSecret
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