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- Print Length: 270 pages
- Publisher: Maze (16 Dec. 2016)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01GZH4VQA
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #122,390 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Secrets and Fries at the Starlight Diner: A sharply funny read featuring suspicion, seduction and shockwaves (The Starlight Diner Series, Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Bonnie is on the run, and not exactly happy about it. She has run away from Atlantic City, and has no-one to talk to except her old friend Esther, someone she hasn't spoken to for a while. Of course Esther can't turn her friend anyway, and ends up offering to help Bonnie. Bonnie ends up working at the Diner, meeting all of Esther's friends and family, and also local journalist Jimmy, who isn't exactly Esther's favourite person. So when Bonnie gets some really bad news, she has to use her new friends around her to help her before her life is changed forever...
I don't want to give too much about this book away because for me a lot of the fun was reading it, and finding out what happened as I was reading it. Needless to say, it was quite an exciting book, and the story within isn't exactly what the cover advertises the book as! I expected something a bit light and fluffy, romantic perhaps, but that definitely isn't the main crux of this book at all. Bonnie and her "adventures" were certainly eye-opening, and I enjoyed reading what happened to her as the book progressed. It was also nice catching up with all the characters I had read about in Helen's first book too.
The setting, as usual, is perfect.Read more ›
Bonnie is definitely a character to remember. She's quirky, bolshy and isn't afraid to ensure that she's noticed. However, things aren't as they seem and soon enough, Bonnie lands herself in a bit of hot water at the diner she just happened to 'stumble' across. Seeing as I assumed that the storyline would be more candyfloss than pancakes and syrup, I had no expectations of the storyline itself. When Bonnie appeared in the diner trying to find her friend, it didn't take me long to work out that this book would have more sustenance than even pancakes and syrup!
Every chapter seemed to unearth yet another quizzical circumstance and leave me with unanswered questions. More characters appeared on the scene and took the book up another notch, whilst still leaving a lot of boxes unticked. I had no idea where the storyline was headed but I was super excited to find out!
As well as a FABULOUS book soundtrack that you may find yourself singing along to whilst you read, Helen has laced the entire book with on point humour and dry one liners. Absolutely brilliant.
Secrets and Fries was definitely a book that kept on giving and I was pretty disappointed when it ended. Every single character added to the ambience of the diner (and the storyline) in their own unique ways, making the unfolding storyline even more of a surprise.Read more ›
Having said that, I didn't feel I'd missed anything or had things I needed to know. I settled in with the characters immediately and got so wrapped up in the story that I was over half way through before I knew it.
The story follows the staff and regulars of the diner, but mainly a new arrival and friend of Esther who works there, Bonnie.
Bonnie is on the run to New York from Atlantic City to hide out with Esther. She witnessed a murder and fears for her life. But things get more complicated when she is arrested for the murder.
The characters are very well written and you quickly get involved and start to care for them. The book has made me want to go back and read the first, so I can see where the story started and find out more about the diner and characters in it.
I literally had no idea what to expect from this book, and what I read was a simply wonderful story, which has more twists than a bobsleigh track! Just when you think you know what will happen next, the story takes an even better turn. It certainly keeps a reader on their toes.
Don't be fooled by the rather sweet innocent 50's diner-esque cover, this is so much more than a a basic bit of women's fiction. It is thrilling, without being a gruesome thriller, it has elements of a crime novel, it has some action, and also some romance. And it all mixes together in a story that really attracted my attention.
Secrets and Fries can be read as a standalone novel quite easily, as it follows a brand new main character and her story, but equally fans of the first will be delighted to see recurring characters, and being able to keep up with their stories.
The prologue is written in such a way that it sets the scene of the Starlight Diner, and gives a tiny bit of background to it. Then from the first chapter, I was intrigued by Bonnie's story, and was eager to discover just why she was running away from Atlantic City, just why she was wondering if her friend Esther Knight would take her in or not, and equally was very curious to see a new side of Jimmy Boyle in this book.
The writing is very easy to read, descriptive and takes you to the heart of the action.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The characters from the first book in the series took more of a supporting role in this story, which introduced a new star to the diner. Read morePublished 4 months ago by HelenC
From reading the epilogue in Milkshakes & Heartbreaks at the Starlight Diner I was already intrigued about this mysterious woman Bonnie who turned up at the diner and what was her... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sharon
Review: I really enjoyed this sequel! I loved the fact that I got to revisit the characters from the first novel in this series. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fabulous Book Fiend
I loved this book, read it cover to cover in less than two days. As always Cox's style is witty, sassy and fresh and the story is pacey and sharp throughout. Read morePublished 5 months ago by RT
On the run from trouble, Bonnie might find that the Starlight Diner leads her out of the frying pan and into the fire. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Linda's Book Bag
This is the second in a series of books featuring a 50’s themed diner in New York. Although it could be read alone it is much more enjoyable if you have read Milkshakes and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kitty Loves Books
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