Tell Me Your Secret by Dorothy Koomson
The new emotional thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls, My Best Friend’s Girl and The Brighton Mermaid. Dorothy Koomson, ‘Queen of the big reveal’, is back with a gripping page-turner full of twists and turns.
Pieta has a secret.
Ten years ago, Pieta was kidnapped by a man calling himself The Blindfolder who said he wouldn’t kill her if she kept her eyes closed for 48 hours. She never told anyone what happened to her, vowing to move on with her life. But when The Blindfolder starts hunting down his past victims, Pieta realises she may finally be forced to tell her deepest secret to stay alive . . .
Jody has a secret.
Fifteen years ago, policewoman Jody made a terrible mistake that resulted in a serial killer known as The Blindfolder escaping justice. When Jody discovers journalist Pieta survived an attack by him, she realises she may finally have found a way to catch him. But that would mean endangering at least two innocent people . . .
They kept quiet to protect themselves.
Will telling all save or sacrifice each other?
I am a fan of Dorothy Koomson’s books so I was really looking forward to reading Tell Me Your Secret.
The story is written from two perspectives, Jody the detective in charge of the case and Pieta the journalist assigned to cover the story. However, both women have a bizarre link to the case, a decade of guilt, torment, and secrecy.
The serial killer or ‘The Blindfolder’ is about to strike again. It’s a race against the clock to catch him before he targets another victim. The women he kidnaps are told to keep there eyes shut for forty-eight hours, whilst he tortures them. If they can complete the sadistic challenge, they will be released alive. However, that is not the last they will hear from him.
I found this book very different from other Dorothy Koomson books I have read. It sent goose pimples up my spine and I found myself checking the locks on the doors. The writing is excellent as always, the characters mesmerising and the plot is twisty, chilling and full of secrets. A real page-turner, but not for the faint-hearted!
Thank you to the publisher for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.