Keep No Secrets
After the ultimate betrayal, which is more important: trust or forgiveness?In KEEP NO SECRETS, the controversial follow-up to Compton's debut legal thriller TELL NO LIES, a district attorney struggles to redeem himself after a one-night stand damaged his marriage and professional reputation.After... show more
After the ultimate betrayal, which is more important: trust or forgiveness?In KEEP NO SECRETS, the controversial follow-up to Compton's debut legal thriller TELL NO LIES, a district attorney struggles to redeem himself after a one-night stand damaged his marriage and professional reputation.After surviving the private and public fallout from a one-night stand four years before, St. Louis DA Jack Hilliard wants nothing more than to be trusted again by his wife, Claire, and to earn back the respect of the community he serves. Since the day Claire accepted him back into the family, he's vowed to be true to these goals, and so far he's succeeded.But all of Jack's efforts begin to crumble when the woman involved in his earlier downfall, Jenny Dodson, returns to town claiming threats on her life and asking for his help, and resurrecting for Jack long-buried emotions and questions of her guilt for the murder of a client. Just when he thinks the pressure can't get any worse, his son's girlfriend, Celeste, accuses him of sexual assault, and he suddenly finds himself on the wrong end of a criminal case, battling for his freedom.Can Jack trust his freedom to the legal system on which he built his career? Or will the ghost of his one-night stand four years before come back to haunt him, causing him to be convicted on the mistakes of his past?
Publish date: March 12th 2013
Publisher: Fresh Fork Publishing
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
**ARC courtesy of Fresh Fork Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
I hadn't read Tell No Lies but this looked fantastic so I jumped straight in. I loved it!l Compton sure can spin a story and I loved her characterisation. Jack is flawed but likeable. I wonder if I'd have thought less of him if I'd read Tell No Lies first? Maybe not. He is a more realistic good guy ...
Jack and Claire Hilliard have spent the past four years of their lives portraying a couple rebuilding their marriage. Jack has presumed that his wife has forgiven him and is slowly regaining her trust in him, but that illusion is quickly shattered when he is accused of sexually molesting their son's...
The sequel to Tell Me No Lies picks up 4 years later. Jack is still the DA and he and Claire are still picking up the pieces of Jack's affair. Keep No Secrets involves Jack in another scandal, this time involving his eldest son's girlfriend. I think the biggest issue I had was the pacing. In bot...