Our Little Secret by Roz Nay [+GIVEAWAY]

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“Do you really want to know what happened?”

— Roz Nay, Our Little Secret

    This is one of those rare thrillers that actually succeeds in telling a fast-paced, completely immersive and strongly manipulative story in the most concise and addictive way possible. I’d mention that I’m slightly exaggerating, but I’m really not. In under 230 pages, Roz Nay will initially make you feel things towards certain characters and later compel you to embrace polar opposite emotions as the story unfolds. Her writing is brilliant and draws you into the story like none other. Expect time to fly and emotions to be played around with. But what is Our Little Secret about? This psychological thriller focuses on the disappearance of a woman and a love triangle that is in the midst of it all. The whole tale is our protagonist, also the narrator, who’s being interviewed by a detective who’s trying to figure out what happened to this missing woman. What comes next is our lead character telling us the story of her teenage days as she builds the intrigue in an completely addictive and manipulative fashion. For a thriller this short, this one delivers its story brilliantly!

    The narrative consists of scenes in an interrogation room between Angela and detective Novak as well as flashback sequences that transports us wherever Angela wants us as she recounts how she came to know all the people of interest. Written fluidly, Roy Naz delivers one of the most addictive and fast-paced psychological thrillers ever. While you’d imagine that the story would focus a lot more on present events and try to relay to us moments that occurred hours or days before the disappearance of the women in question, Our Little Secret offers us a much more complex story that draws its origins way back during the teenage years of these characters. This structure quickly grows on you and grabs you by the hand as you learn about each character and the meaningful moments that Angela shared with everyone. It’s through her story-telling that clues are pitched left and right while the intrigue is built up at a steady and unforgiving pace.

    Although some of Angela’s decision throughout her life can be quite questionable, you can’t help but tel yourself how complicated love can get. The most fascinating element about this book resides in its ability to manipulate the reader in an incomprehensible manner. Topped off by the fast-pace, there is too little time for the mind to think twice, and even less for emotions to be filtered and mitigated. It’s realizing how far some characters will go and how twisted some things can get that truly blows your mind upon reading Our Little Secret. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that anyone could’ve turned out to be the culprit and that Roz Nay does a beautiful job in making us doubt them without having to try too hard. Even the relationship between the detective and Angela in real time was cleverly integrated throughout the story and invited us to watch the development of their relationship and the chemistry between them as it spices things up for the reader. No hypothesis will seem impossible as the curtain slowly come down.

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    Trust me when I tell you this was a fantastic page-turner. Having a love triangle at the center of your story in order to build a crime mystery where the disappeared woman might potentially be killed offers readers plenty of options and angles to cuddle with. Roz Nay’s writing style also greatly helps in delivering an absolutely addictive reading experience where the intrigue will keep you on the edge of your seat without you knowing. Filled with secrets, lies told to others and to yourself, Our Little Secret toys around with how you perceive the truth and how it’ll unexpectedly stimulate dark thoughts towards certain characters. In the end, it isn’t about the dark thoughts but what you do with them that matters, right? Our Little Secret will definitely go down as one of the best psychological thrillers to successfully keep me thrilled in so little words. If you’re craving for a compelling and quick-paced thriller, look no further.


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MY OVERALL RATING: ★★★★☆/

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26 thoughts on “Our Little Secret by Roz Nay [+GIVEAWAY]

  1. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer says:

    Hmm… sometimes I don’t much like reading your reviews!! (I’m just kidding…REALLY I’m just kidding…) But seriously, I am NOT a fan of thrillers, no, no, no! You make this sound so good… As a writer I love the idea that Roz Nay successfully made use of her backstory to suck you into the story. Also as a reader I’m intrigued that a love triangle was used successfully to tug us all around the intrigue! Another great review… I’ll keep coming back!

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Ahahaha thank you so much for reading my review even if thrillers aren’t your cup of tea! It’s nice to see that I can convince you of its worthiness though! That’s definitely a grand compliment. 😀 She does do a wonderful job in using backstory and a love triangle in order to deliver a wonderful thriller. I too wondered if the love triangle would be a pain to read about, but when I think about it, it’s much more successful when the story has a focus on it, instead of it being some sort of sub-plot that appears out of the blue. Thank you again Dani for checking this out! 😉

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      I rarely ever run into stories with love triangles and I’m glad this one uses it properly and is part of the main story. I think the love triangles that bothers people the most is the one that appears within a story that’s about something else complete (i.e. a story about a war and then your protagonist ends up in a love triangle, one that is not well done too). Thanks for reading Nikola! I appreciate the feedback! 😀

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  2. zaraalexis says:

    I love how psychological thrillers can engage the reader to the point that he/she can’t put the book down. There’s that eerie feeling and the anticipation of finding out what’s really happening and by whom. I don’t read them all the time, but when I get my hands on something good, my nose is stuck in that book until it’s done.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      I approve! I love reading psychological thrillers here and then just to add some variety to the books I read. I find it amazing how psychological thrillers have become quite popular nowadays! It’s also nice to see that difference between crime stories/whoddunit and psychological thrillers even if they share plenty of similarities!

      Wish you luck for this giveaway! 😉 Thanks for visiting!!

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  3. LizScanlon says:

    I love it when a book manipulates me! I do… especially when the characters very strongly make you feel opposing emotions towards them… sounds like this one is a proper cracker of a thriller and I shall put it into my wishlist… Fabulous review!!!

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      I know what you mean! A book that manages to play with my thoughts and emotions is a succesfull book for sure! Unless it just makes me feel hate (the kind that bad books promises you). 😛 Thank you so much for your kind words, Liz! I believe this will be an interesting and very quick read for you!

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  4. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great review for this book Lashaan, and I’m so glad to see you enjoyed it as well. Some of the best books I’ve read have been short reads (around 250 pages) and it just goes to show you don’t need an epic 400/500+ page novel to tell a story and hook a reader. Our Little Secret sounds like an amazing book, and it’s certainly important in terms of the thrillers like this that it’s a compelling story right?
    Also good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway! 😀

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Thank you so much Beth!! I’m actually always impressed by those shorter books. I always imagine that it’s harder to make us connect with characters with less info and what not. I’m also soooo used to seeing HUGE books nowadays, especially got fantasy stories. It’s nice to see a thriller that turned out to be pretty great in less than 250 pages.

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  5. Yvo says:

    Wow you have definitely convinced me to add this title to my wishlist straight away! It sounds like a truly impressive achievement and in so little pages as well… Great review!

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  6. Books, Vertigo and Tea says:

    Okay, well that honestly went straight onto my bursting TBR pile within a matter of seconds. The first sentence really sealed the deal. You are terrible for my TBR (or good depending on how we are looking at this) and my funds haha. But seriously, thrillers can be hard to pull off in such a short amount of times and it sounds like this delivers the full punch! I am on board my friend!

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Bahahaha I think we’re both devastating to each other’s TBR at this point!! I’m definitely happy to hear your interest in this and would be truly curious to hear your thoughts on this. It was definitely unique as it blended together both a teenager life story with an adult life story to deliver the punch. Hope you enjoy it when you get the chance!! 😀 Thank you again for reading, Danielle! 😉

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  7. Donna | Chocolate'n'Waffles says:

    Wow, I’m definitely intrigued! 230 pages and so much tension and good stuff? Usually, I complain when it’s too short, because some things are left behind, but it looks like it’s not the case here! I love how you captures my attention with your review! Fab work! And good luck to all Canadian residents for the giveaway 🙂

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Thanks Donna! Thanks for reading and for your feedback!! 😀 I definitely agree. The shorter it is, the harder it seems to deliver. But man.. This one felt complete, although anyone will be able to say that a bit more towards the end would’ve been nice too. This was a great short and fast-paced thriller to check out when in need of such a book! 😀

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