Talk about Gaslight!!! (Remember the old film with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer about the husband trying to drive his wife crazy?) Well, if you liked that, you will love this novel.
Miranda has just broken up with Brendan. Although quite a charmer, she caught him reading her diary and that, on top of a few other odd things, is the deciding factor in her decision. But no big deal. After all, it was a short relationship, lasting just a few weeks. It will be easy for both of them to move on, and that is exactly what Miranda does.
Imagine her surprise when her sister Kerri asks to meet with her because she has some big news. Can you guess what the big news is? Kerri has fallen in love with none other than her sister’s former lover, Brendan. Kerri hopes that Miranda will be all right even though Brendan told her the whole sad story about their breakup. Is Miranda’s heart still broken? Is she still devastated by Brendan leaving her?
Although Miranda tries to explain, no one will believe her. Miranda’s parents and brother love Brendan, and Kerri thinks Miranda is just jealous. Even her friends are on Brendan’s side.
As Brendan slowly works his way back into Miranda’s life, a devastating turn of events has Miranda questioning her own feelings. Is she going crazy?
Find out in Secret Smile by Nicci French, one of the best psychological thrillers I have read in a long time.
Read-alike author: Joy Fielding