The family secret

Will she find the truth?
England, 1940
After a sudden unexplained disappearance, Thomas Charles comes back into Cat Carlisle’s life with the suggestion she leave London – and the threat of bombs – to move to back her childhood village in Cumberland.
Back in her hometown Cat discovers her childhood friend, Beth Hargreaves, is suspected of murder. As Cat tries to prove Beth’s innocence, she discovers a scheme of deception that affects the whole village. Can she uncover the family truths behind the murder and expose the enemy hiding in plain sight?
Get ready for another gripping read from USA Today bestselling author of THE SILENT WOMAN!

Review The family secret by Fany Van Hemelen:
I didn’t have the opportunity to read The first Cat Carlisle book in this series but that wasn’t a problem. First, I got a recap of the other story what made it easy to follow the series. This book is perfectly readable as a standalone.

I loved the historical setting in this book. Through the mystery I got a glimpse of life in war-time. In 1940 places are bombed , people can die and dreams have to change. Cat Carlisle is one of the key players. Cat is asked by Thomas Charles to leave London to run away from the danger and to escape back to her hometown Cumberland. When her friend Beth Hargreaves is a suspect of murder Cath can’t do nothing. As a strong, independent and brave woman she is back at an investigation to find out what actually happens. Cat couldn’t know in what a hornet’s nest she will end. In this little village gossip and rumours are so important that people will do anything to avoid negative comments.

A real intriguing character that stood out in this narration was Carmona.
She is a young woman with a dream in a very difficult and even unpleasant situation. The way she struggles and has to cope with truth was courageous and I loved her. The way she evolved through the story from a bit naïve to a very mature and responsible woman was very engrossing.

The family secret is well-written and has vivid characters and some mystery. I didn’t advice it just for the detective stuff, but the combination of history, adventure and well-developed personalities are the reason it’s a good story. I am looking forward to the new escapades of Cat Carlisle and her “crew”. I hope the next supporting players are even brilliant as this one!

Terry Lynn Thomas grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, which explains her love of foggy beaches and Gothic mysteries. When her husband promised to buy Terry a horse and the time to write if she moved to Mississippi with him, she jumped at the chance. Although she had written several novels and screenplays prior to 2006, after she relocated to the South she set out to write in earnest and has never looked back.
Terry Lynn writes the Sarah Bennett Mysteries, set on the California coast during the 1940s, which feature a misunderstood medium in love with a spy. The Drowned Woman is a recipient of the IndieBRAG Medallion. She also writes the Cat Carlisle Mysteries, set in Britain during World War II. The first book in this series, The Silent Woman, came out in April 2018 and has since become a USA TODAY bestseller. When she’s not writing, you can find Terry Lynn riding her horse, walking in the woods with her dogs, or visiting old cemeteries in search of story ideas.

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Titel: The Family Secret (Cat Carlisle, Book 2) | Leesfragment | Auteur: Terry Lynn Thomas | Uitgeverij: HarperCollins Publishers | Categorie: Romans | Uitvoering: paperback of E-book | 300 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9780008330835 | Verkrijgbaar vanaf: 16-05-2019 |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 21-03-2019 | Prijs: €22,45 | Bestellen