Book Review: Deadly Secrets by Ann Girdharry

We all have secrets. Some are just more deadly than others.

Goodreads Blurb

Deadly Secrets by Ann Girdharry

How long can you get away with murder?

In an idyllic Sussex town, Mr Quinn whispers a secret on his death bed. Hours later the person who cared for Quinn is killed.

Mr Quinn’s secret sets off events unlike anything Detective Grant and Psychologist Ruby Silver have ever seen. A series of deaths follow as a killer tries to cover their twenty-year trail of murder by drowning.

Grant, Silver, and the team must track a killer who has been getting away with murder for years.

But when treachery, corruption, and secrets from the past are used against Sergeant Tom Delaney, the killer turns their attention to one of Grant’s own…

Deadly Secrets Book Cover


I love a good police drama but sometimes they can be pretty dense. However, Deadly Secrets had a great balance: fast-paced and a quick read, not overrun with information but all necessary details are provided – which is why I enjoyed this book so much.

Deadly Secrets had everything a murder mystery needs to be a successful read, including some amazing twists that completely threw me. I was continually asking questions about who the culprit could be. There were chapters from the viewpoint of the murderer that really gave an insight into their mindset, and added chills and suspense to the overall story. Sounds great, right?

However, I think it was Tom that stole the show from me. At the point he is first introduced in the book I was intrigued. I was interested to know more about his past and, once I did, I could really feel his trauma. However, it was a good spin on his characters that his past made him more sensitive than hardened and I really liked that. It took me a while to get with the rest of the characters in Deadly Secrets but once I did, they made the book even better.

I’ve read many police dramas over the last weeks but I think I enjoyed Deadly Secrets the most. You can enjoy it too by picking up a copy of the book here.

I was sent a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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