What She Never Said + Giveaway
How much would you pay to keep a secret? Ruth Mosby is the VP of operations at Serenity Acres, where the privileged elite go to die. For a hefty fee, wealthy retirees can live the good life in this posh Santa Barbara community—even after they outlive their money. But the savvy new boss has a new rule: if you can’t pay, you can’t stay.
Guests whisper about an “Angel” who assists with suicides. Ruth has another word for it: murder.
Ruth enlists her neighbor, an ex-detective named Zach, to discover the Angel’s secret identity. However, the two have a painful history, and Ruth has dark secrets all her own. To solve the mystery, Ruth must descend her golden tower—but can she bear the consequences of revealing her own sinister truths?
Why Readers LOVE What She Never Said:“Riggs keeps the tension high to the dramatic climax.”
"What She Never Said is a fast-paced, compulsive read—and I speak as a slow-paced, easily distracted reader."
—Ashley Dyer, award-winning author of the Lake & Carver series.
“A compelling read that will keep you awake well into the night.”
—T.R. Ragan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
Beneath the weight of metastasizing secrets, idyllic veneers buckle to reveal shocking truths that will haunt readers long after the final page.
—P. J. Vernon, acclaimed author of the debut thriller, When You Find Me
I have not read the first book by this author but I do want to check it out. Having said that, this book can be read as a stand alone novel.
When it came to characters, I really like the voice of "the Angel". I got the Angel's reason for playing "God". In fact, I did not blame the Angel for what he did. I just wished that the Angel's voice was more prominent in the book. It was meant to not be this way as a way to keep mystery surrounding who the Angel is.
When it came to Ruth; I was not such a fan of her's. In the beginning, she did not seem very concerned about her residents dying. As the story progressed, I did warm up to her but never fully embraced her. Than there is Zach. He was better. I felt sorry for him as he was in pain. However, it helped the story to be more real.
A slow start to the book but it picks up the further you get into it. A fast read that will keep readers intrigued. I would suggest mystery readers looking for something to read to give this book a try.
Book Details:Genre: Psychological Suspense
Published by: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
Number of Pages: 377
ISBN: 1542042135 (ISBN13: 9781542042130)
Series: Santa Barbara Suspense #2
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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Catharine Riggs lives and writes on California’s central coast. Before her dive into thrillers, Riggs worked as a business banker, adjunct college instructor, and a nonprofit executive. What She Never Said is the second novel in her loosely linked Santa Barbara Suspense series. The first, What She Gave Away, was published by Thomas & Mercer in September of 2018.