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The Secret – Kevin Lynch

What lengths would you go to to keep your darkest secrets hidden?

Recently divorced, Nicole has a thriving counseling practice. Dealing with PTSD from a previous client turned stalker, she can be… eccentric. When a new client starts behaving strangely, suspicious things begin to center around Nicole. What is this client’s secret? More importantly: is it putting her family in danger?

While the story was compelling, I did find multiple faults in the storytelling elements. The pace alternated between slow and fast with no transition. The chapters did not end in suspense, and there were no transitions between timelines. I didn’t find much suspense buildup you would expect in a thriller. After the first 30% of the book it did become easier to read, but the characters’ tone didn’t change. Going from the point of view of a man to a woman, the thought processes and dialogue patterns are indistinguishable from one another. A lot of the dialogue was also unrealistic and very formal.

I enjoyed the story’s premise, but Lynch could’ve executed this better.

I give this book two out of five stars. I would not recommend reading this book in its current form.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

About Kevin Lynch:

A guidance counselor who’s always written, Lynch was shortlisted for the Hennessey new Irish Writers award and he’s won a number of poetry awards.



Hi! I’m Marci Smith. I’m a 28-year-old mom of two young boys, and a beautiful little girl. I’m married to my soulmate, Kody.

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