Artist Adrienne Reynolds and her daughter Skye are in the wrong place at the wrong time. On the grounds of La Belle Riviere, Point Pleasant's grandest hotel, the widowed mother and hometown girl is working on a painting. Adrienne is trying to capture the shunned hotel before the building is demolished. While she works, her dog unexpectedly chases someone into the woods, and Skye follows after the beloved pet. The unknown person gets away, but the dog eventually leads them to a gruesome discovery. Inside one of the hotel rooms, they find Adrienne's friend Julianna Brent dead. It looks as if Julianna was meeting a secret lover.
Julianna's affair is just the beginning of the secrets to be revealed. Trying to understand her friend's brutal death, Adrienne begins to delve into the hidden lives of the town's residents. It seems that almost everyone in Point Pleasant has something to hide. As her investigation progresses, strange things start happening to her. Believing she must do what she can to unlock the mystery, she puts herself and Skye in more danger. Adrienne hopes to untangle the web of deceit before it is too late.
Share No Secrets is an engaging read. With many twists and turns, it is an intricately crafted whodunit. There are many players, all whom have a shrouded, yet believable life. At times I was frustrated by the large cast of characters, but I was simply impatient. I could not identify the murderer. Whenever I thought I had it figured out, I was lead down another path with new clues. I connected with Adrienne and wanted her out of harms way. Ms. Thompson kept me guessing until the final, climatic revelation. Lovers of intelligent murder mysteries will want to pick up Share No Secrets.
This story revolves around a single mother and the murder of one of her best friends. Adrienne soon learns that she may be the killer's next target. This is the second book I've read by this author and I can't wait to read another. She pulls you right into the story in the very beginning and keeps you wanting to read all night long until you've finished the book.
Adrienne Reynolds knows that bad things can happen anywhere. Even in her hometown of Point Pleasant, West Virginia...even at Point Pleasan't grandest hotel, La Belle Riviere. Known by locals as The Belle, the hotel has been the scene of many tragedies. Some even suspect that it's haunted. But just days before the hotel is to be torn down, Adrienne and her teenage daughter, Skye, learn that The Belle has a final, tragic surprise. For in one of its elegant rooms, Adrienne discovers the body of her best friend, Julianna Brent....
The police believe Julianna was killed after an illicit tryst with her lover. While Adrienne struggles to make sense of the murder, she is faced with a series of unexplainable events. The mugging she suffers one rainy night...the strange note warning her to leave town...the other mysterious deaths that no one can explain. As she unravels the mystery, Adrienne learns that everyone in Point Pleasant has their secrets-and everyone has their price. But she may learn it all too late to save herself-or Skye-from the simmering evil that only a small town can hide....
A close friend has asked artist Adrienne Reynolds to paint a picture of a Grand Hotel that has been in her family for years. The hotel is set to be demolished at the end of the week because it has been the scene of many tragedies. While Adrienne and her daughter, Skye, are at the hotel, they discover the body of her best friend, Julianna Brent. The police believe Julianna was killed her meeting her lover. While Adrienne tries to make sense of the murder, strange things begin to happen to her. She is mugged one rainy night...a note is left warning her to leave town...and there are other mysterious deaths no one can explain.
This book has a large cast of characters and every one of them has a secret. I was a little bored with this book. It seemed to drag in places. Usually books by this author are more interesting and keep be glued. This one didn't. My rating: 2 Stars.