THIS STORY IS A LIE
THIS STORY IS YOUR GUILTY SECRET
You know Lara King.
The top billing of the showbiz pages, you’ve seen her every morning; over your breakfast, on your commute to work. You know everything about her; you’ve dissected her life.
Her perfect relationship with film-star Matthew Raine. Her beautiful six-year old daughter Ava.
And so when a terrible incident shatters the family’s carefully constructed facade, a media frenzy ensues.
What happens when the perfect woman begins to unravel? When her whole life is really just a lie? One she will do anything she can to stop you from finding out?
This story is . . .
YOUR GUILTY SECRET.
Your Guilty Secret is a beautifully done psychological thriller that I read in one sitting yesterday afternoon, compelled ever onwards to find the ultimate resolution.
This is not only a twisty page turner but a story about the pursuit of fame at all costs. About public adoration and private struggles, a real human drama set right in this click bait, 24/7 news, voyeuristic society that we live in today.
Lara King is the world’s sweetheart, a brand, widely adored up on that pedestal she has carefully created for herself- but when tragedy strikes Lara will find that fame is a double edged sword..
Rebecca Thornton breathes real life into her characters, layers them carefully and pulls you into their world – a world at their feet, but with its own darkness hiding under the glitz and glamour.
It is a thought provoking, nuanced thriller that has all the hallmarks of the genre but wrapped up in some deeply insightful truths about a life in the spotlight. It will reveal itself slowly then leave you with a lot to think about..
I loved it. Divisive characterisation, clever plotting and a difficult to predict resolution.