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'Cliffhangers and revelations galore' THE TIMES
'This book will take over all your free time' Reader Review
'A fine debut' THE SUNDAY TIMES (Books of the year)
'Books this good are very rare' Reader Review
'The next massive thriller' Reader Review
'One of a kind'
'This is what every other thriller aspires to be' Reader Review
A SMALL TOWN. A SHOCKING CRIME.
YOU'LL SUSPECT EVERY CHARACTER. BUT YOU'LL NEVER GUESS THE ENDING.
Ben Harper's life changed for ever the day his older brother Nick was murdered by two classmates. It was a crime that shocked the nation and catapulted Ben's family and their idyllic hometown, Haddley, into the spotlight.
Twenty years on, Ben is one of the best investigative journalists in the country and settled back in Haddley, thanks to the support of its close-knit community. But then a fresh murder case shines new light on his brother's death and throws suspicion on those closest to him.
Ben is about to discover that in Haddley no one is as they seem. Everyone has something to hide.
And someone will do anything to keep the truth buried . . .
'OMG. An absolute 5-star read' Reader Review
'Impossible to part with until the very last page' Reader Review
'I was seriously hooked' Reader Review
'Couldn't see it coming'
'Such a dream of a thriller' Reader Review
'A fantastic plot-twisting debut'
CAMERON WARDHarlan Coben meets Broadchurch in this dazzling first novel in a page-rippingly suspenseful new series Fast-paced and brimming with superb characters. I couldn't put it down for a single second. Twelve stars!Twelve Secrets is a smart, satisfying, one-of-a-kind thriller that entertained me from start to finish. It examines the confluence of family loyalties and dark secrets while keeping the plot boiling.Utterly absorbingOminous at the beginning, breathless by the end ... this is excellent hardcore suspenseA pacey thriller full of twists and turns. You won't be able to put TWELVE SECRETS down until the very end.A fine debut
Twelve Secrets is rather special. So clever, so engrossing, a genuine 'just one more page' kind of bookWhat a tangled web! Brilliantly weaved and then carefully unravelled for the big revelations at the end. A totally gripping read.Absolutely addictive. An unforgettable and nuanced cast of characters, a claustrophobic setting, and a suspenseful and chilling examination of the dark and destructive power of secrets. You will sleep with your eyes open after reading this one.A tightly-woven thriller that races to a conclusion I didn't see comingOriginal, unputdownable and a really great readI adored TWELVE SECRETS - It was so much twisty-turny fun and I loved the characters and how their secrets unravelled. It's a fast-paced, utterly gripping thriller - a definite twelve out of ten!A fantastic, plot-twisting debut. Original and addictive.Twelve Secrets contains cliff-hangers and revelations galore. [It] is all plot, plot, plot - and, boy, what a lot it's got.Fast-paced and shocking.A page-turner with a final revelation that satisfies by being unguessable but retrospectively inevitableSatisfyingly twisty, straight from Harlan Coben territory and surely Netflix bound One very twisty tale
Originally from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, Robert Gold began his career as an intern at the American broadcaster CNN, based in Washington DC. He returned to Yorkshire to work for the retailer ASDA, becoming the chain's nationwide book buyer. He now works in sales for a UK publishing company.
Robert now lives in Putney and his new hometown served as the inspiration for the fictional town of Haddley in his thrillers, Twelve Secrets, an Irish Times bestseller, and Eleven Liars, publishing in 2023.