Headline (September 17, 2019)
The new emotional thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls, My Best Friend's Girl and The Brighton Mermaid. Dorothy Koomson, 'Queen of the big reveal', is back with a gripping page-turner full of twists and turns.
Pieta has a secret.
Ten years ago, Pieta was kidnapped by a man calling himself The Blindfolder who said he wouldn't kill her if she kept her eyes closed for 48 hours. She never told anyone what happened to her, vowing to move on with her life. But when The Blindfolder starts hunting down his past victims, Pieta realises she may finally be forced to tell her deepest secret to stay alive . . .
Jody has a secret.
Fifteen years ago, policewoman Jody made a terrible mistake that resulted in a serial killer known as The Blindfolder escaping justice. When Jody discovers journalist Pieta survived an attack by him, she realises she may finally have found a way to catch him. But that would mean endangering at least two innocent people . . .
They kept quiet to protect themselves.
Will telling all save or sacrifice each other?
Pieta has a painful secret that she’s kept for years to protect herself. She’s done her best to hide from the man who kidnapped her for 48 hours. She moved to a new town, and changed her lifestyle choices, but she didn’t leave her career in the magazine industry. When asked to cover the story of “The Blindfolder” who kidnaps and blindfolds his victims for 48 hours, Pieta has to decide how she can help potential victims while also protecting herself.
Was she kidnapped, or did she go on a bender for the weekend?
Like many trauma survivors, Pieta’s first decision isn’t to tell someone what she’s survived. After losing her cell phone on the street, sending her family into a panic, she attempts to act as if all is well in her life. Besides, how do you describe your attacker if you never saw their face or where they took you?
Dorothy Koomson places the reader inside the room. Readers feel the fear and instinct for survival.
It’s not hard to imagine the difficulty of keeping your eyes closed for 48 hours. Try closing them for 5 minutes solid when you’re not going to sleep. Your eyes would be itching to open up. Now imagine the force of will it would take to keep them closed because opening them would cost you your life! Imagine the temptation to open your eyes when the room is silent because you think your attacker left the room. Did he truly leave?
Tell Me Your Secret is another thrilling story you won’t be able to put down. Dorothy Koomson delivers a suspenseful thriller with plenty of surprises that will have your jaw dropping.
The synopsis of the story should be a clear content warning for readers, but just to be clear, this story would be difficult to read for trauma survivors.
Kristin lives in the PNW with her husband, and three kids. She loves to read YA fiction, fantasy, and romance. She’s recently entered the world of “Booktok” on Tiktok, and is having way too much fun following the trends of young folks. The only shows she watches are re-runs, and if she’s not reading a book she’s listening to one.