Tell me no Secrets, Lynda Stacey

Tell me no Secrets,  Lynda Stacey

Tell Me No Secrets: a gripping thriller you won't want to put down by [Stacey, Lynda]

Genre: women’s fiction, Romance

Gah, women’s Fiction, I won’t rant…too much..but why women’s fiction? Why assume men won’t like this? Aren’t we being as sexist as men are when they exclude women? Horrible category title.

Its a Choc Lit book, and usually I love those so I looked forward to this. I didn’t dislike it, but TBH was a bit indifferent to it.

The characters were very “just so”, almost caricatures, the grieving widower, the nerdish employee, the sister in the wheelchair, the scarred sister, the wicked boyfriend and the parents with issues….it was almost like the author had a tick list of characters to include. They were OK, but none of them really stood out to me, they weren’t in any way special, and I guess that’s why I fixed on their type instead of who they are.

The plots too were a little cut and dried, I felt I was being spoon fed them. The problem would be mentioned and hey, Kate’s in the hairdressers, and just happens to hear some info which sounds really vague, but Eric the nerd manages to dredge out time, place, transport from it. Then the bad guys just happen to leave out a handy map with everything noted on it for Kate to photograph. I almost expected a pirate style X to be marked on it 😉
Maybe for other readers that works, perhaps they like to be given results, but I prefer to try to work it out myself from some more subtle clues.

Its horses for courses, everyone wants different things, and just because I don’t like this way of delivering the story doesn’t mean its not a good way, doesn’t mean others won’t love it, just that its not right for me.

Stars: Two and a half, will be perfect for others but too slick, too quick with answers for me.

ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers


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