“Four hundred and eighty seconds. That’s how long it took for someone to steal Marin Machado’s four-year-old son.
Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community and are a loving family. Up until the day Sebastian is taken.
A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. The only thing keeping her going is the unlikely chance that one day Sebastian reappears. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding him, she discovers that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman.
Kenzie Li is an artist and grad student—Instagram famous—and up to her eyeballs in debt. She knows Derek is married. She also knows he’s rich, and dating him comes with perks: help with bills, trips away, expensive gifts. He isn’t her first rich boyfriend, but she finds herself hoping he’ll be the last. She’s falling for him—and that was never part of the plan.
Discovery of the affair sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. But as she sets a plan in motion, another revelation surfaces. Derek’s lover might know what happened to their son. And so might Derek.”
I have seen that some of my fellow bookstagrammers have not been fans of Little Secrets but I sure was! I found it to be a fast paced story with twists and turns that come unexpectedly. I couldn’t put it down and tried to squeeze in moments of reading with every chance that I could find.
While Christmas shopping Marin takes her eyes off her son, Sebastian, for a quick second. As we all know, that is all it takes. Sebastian is gone…
Ridden by guilt and shame, Marin finds herself spiraling out of control. Of course this takes a toll on her marriage and when she finds out that her husband, Derek, is having an affair with a hot little, pink haired barista it might just be the last string. Fueled by rage there’s no telling how far she will go to face off with her enemy.
This is my first book by Jennifer Hillier but it will not be my last. In fact, I have Jar of Hearts so I may need to read that sooner rather than later. Hillier was able to intertwine little secrets by various characters that played into each other and keeps the reading guessing. It was definitely an interesting rollercoaster ride! Go grab this one!
Thank you to Minotaur Books for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review!
PUBLICATION DETAILS: Minotaur Books; April 21, 2020; 352 pages; Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense