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Bradshaw's I Have a Secret Captivating,
This review is from: I Have a Secret (Sloane Monroe Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
I Have a Secret by Cheryl Bradshaw will not keep its secret for long. This, the third novel in the Sloane Monroe Series, finds the hero of the tale, Sloane, placed in the all too often dreaded position of attending her high school reunion. Make no mistake; this is not one's average High School Musical meets Psycho slasher murder mystery.
The characters are clear, vivid, and likeable. Most are reminiscent of people anyone may know, whether they are individuals one likes, or loves to hate. Each carries his or her own brand of baggage and scars, but most create their own version of an enigmatic hell. Sloane herself is strong yet vulnerable at times when she is faced with her past.
The plot is well written and precise in its first-person flow. The landscape echoes Bradshaw's characters in the easy yet intense movement from present to past and back again. Readers are inducted into the class, experiencing each escalation in tension and danger. A word of caution for all those junior detectives out there, it is quite easy to be lead astray while hunting the perpetrator in this tale; the truth seemingly comes out of left field. The fact is, such speculation is part of the excitement one experiences solving such a well-honed mystery work.