No One Needs to Know

No One Needs To Knowby Kevin O’Brien
Published byKensington on July 28th 2015
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
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A SECRET WORTH KILLING FOR… In July 1970, actress Elaina Styles was slain in her rented Seattle mansion along with her husband and their son’s nanny. When the baby’s remains were found buried in a shallow grave close to a hippie commune, police moved in—only to find all its members already dead in a grisly mass suicide. AGAIN… Now, decades later, a film about the murders is shooting at the mansion. On-set caterer Laurie Trotter ignores gossip that the production is cursed. But then people start dying… AND AGAIN… As Laurie digs deep into what happened all those years ago, the truth emerges more twisted than any whispered rumor, as a legacy of brutal vengeance reaches its terrifying climax…

*I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

No One Needs to Know is an interesting story about a woman named Laurie who runs away from one bad situation and lands in another. It isn’t a thrill-ride story, but it has consistent tension and danger. I enjoyed reading it, especially because Laurie was a likable character who made a mistake but didn’t deserve the things that happened to her. She’s a good mother and a good friend.

The story grabbed my attention right away. I liked that we saw Laurie in her normal environment before things got bad for her. The author did a good job of doing this without having an information dump. I also enjoyed that the story’s problem became apparent quickly. She has to deal with Tad and his brother, who crazily believe that her son is Tad’s. After she flees, she ends up in the middle of a mystery about a copycat murder. There is a lot going on in this book, but it never gets confusing.

There were some parts that got boring for me. On the other hand, some things seemed hard to believe because the villains were just so crazy. Overall, though, I thought No One Needs to Know was a good book. I would read more books by Kevin O’Brien.

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