The Darkest Secret Alex Marwood

cover77432-medium.png  Pub: Little, Brown Book group


Apologies for the general email, but I desperately need your help.

My goddaughter, Coco Jackson, disappeared from her family’s holiday home in Bournemouth on the night of Sunday/Monday August 29/30th, the bank holiday weekend just gone. Coco is three years old.

When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea.

But what really happened to Coco?

Over two intense weekends – the first when Coco goes missing and the second twelve years later at the funeral of her father – the darkest of secrets will gradually be revealed…


Phew, what starts as a novel about a missing child turns into something that is dark, chilling and quite intoxicating. It is simply spine-tingling to read with a cleverly woven plot that tells of lies, secrets and will leave the reader gasping at the final reveal.

Alex Marwoods tale, without giving away spoilers is so brilliantly told, with just the right amount of suspense and a quick intense shock that tears through the norm of what a family should be and how ‘friends’ rally in order to save themselves and their reputations. It also shows what some will do in order to get what they want at whatever cost.

I loved this taut, panic-inducing psychological thriller, it is the proverbial page turner, and turned into a one sit read for me. I was completely hooked.

Alex has written the most amazing story and for me it is my ‘book of the year’ genius, skillful and expertly plotted. If i could give a 10 I would.








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