Friday 8 January 2016

Book Beginnings on Fridays - The Darkest Secret

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


This week my book beginning is from The Darkest Secret, it's the latest novel by Alex Marwood and was published on the 7th January by Sphere. 



Dear all -


Apologies for the general email, but I desperately need your help.


My goddaughter, Coco Jackson, disappeared from her family's holiday home in Bournemouth on the night of Sunday/Monday August 29th/30th, the bank holiday weekend just gone. Coco is three years old.


All police experience suggests that the first forty eight hours are crucial in cases of child abduction, so time is of the essence.



 The Darkest Secret 


Book Description


  When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea.
But what really happened to Coco?
Over two intense weekends - the first when Coco goes missing and the second twelve years later at the funeral of her father - the darkest of secrets will gradually be revealed...



  1. A brand new one. Sounds really good. Here's mine. Friday Book Score

  2. Oh, I do love this kind of story....thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “A LONG TIME GONE”

  3. Since I have a four-year-old granddaughter, I'm afraid this book would give me nightmares! But I am intrigued by the opening.
    My Friday post features THE TIME IN BETWEEN.

  4. I love the beginning - this is the first time I've seen this book listed - will definitely add it to "Mount TBR" - here's my Friday post

  5. What a catching and heart wrenching beginning :(

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