The Secret by Kathi Daley – Review + Giveaway

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The Secret by Kathi Daley – Review + GiveawayThe Secret on February 21, 2015
Pages: 144
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Alyson Prescott moves to Cutters Cove, Oregon, after being placed, along with her mother, in the witness protection program. In her previous life, Alyson was an A-list heiress with the excitement of a trend setting lifestyle and the security of old money. After witnessing a murder executed by two members of a powerful gang family, she is forced to leave her old life behind and become a middle class girl, living in a middle class town. Alyson struggles with the duplicity in her life as she strives to reconcile her new life with the old.

In the first book in the series, The Secret, Alyson and her mother buy a dilapidated old mansion on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Alyson soon finds that the house holds a secret that only the recently deceased resident of the property seems to know the answer to. Alyson and the new friends she meets at Seacliff High, set out to find the answer to a fifty-year old mystery that will reveal a trail of murder, embezzlement, lies, and deception. As the journey intensifies, friendships are forged that will last a lifetime.


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The Secret by Kathi Daley is the first book in her young adult mystery series, the Seacliff High Mystery series. This book was a definite ‘win’ for me. Kathi is known for writing wonderful cozy mysteries for adults (that are clean and able to be read by teens in my opinion) and now she has successfully crossed over into the young adult world with The Secret.

In The Secret by Kathi Daley, we meet Alyson Prescott, a high school student who is suddenly forced into a whole new world after witnessing a murder. She and her mother are in the witness protection program, and Alyson’s whole life has changed because of it. I really enjoyed the premise of the story and felt the author did a nice job of executing it. The characters were easy to like and I enjoyed getting to know them all throughout the story. This fast-paced mystery kept me turning the pages and wanting to know what was going to happen next. I was reminded of how I felt when reading Nancy Drew books when I was growing up. 🙂 I really look forward to reading more mysteries with Alyson and her friends.

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Kathi is offering one lucky Brooke Blogs reader a copy of The Secret. If US, the winner may receive a paperback copy, and an ebook copy would be sent to an international winner. For your chance to win, enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below. This giveaway ends on 3/7/15 at 11:59 PM EST.

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Cover
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

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8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. The Secret sounds compelling, captivating and intriguing. The mansion, the secret and the characters all sounds as reviewed like a Nancy Drew mystery which I loved and read every single one. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway.

  2. I would like to read this book because mysteries are my favorite books, and this one sounds just right for my taste. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  3. I’m looking forward to reading The Secret, it looks like a fantastic addition to the book world. I’ve already read and loved the Mad Catter. <3

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