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Secret Smile
Secret Smile
Author: Nicci French
ISBN-13: 9780718145194
ISBN-10: 0718145194
Publication Date: 1/2003
Pages: 308
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Gardners Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8
A fun thriller with a surprise ending. French makes you loathe the antagonist and all of the people who are ignorant enough to fall into his traps. She keeps you rooting for the heroine throughout the book.
NJMary63 avatar reviewed Secret Smile on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was definitely creepy. I loathed Brendan and wanted to shake Miranda for letting it get so far in the beginning. A very good read, I'll check out more of French's books.
ilovedale3 avatar reviewed Secret Smile on + 524 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good psychological thriller (like all of French's books)!

However, I was a smidge disappointed in the ending; it seemed a little too pat and contrived. The scarily insidious "villain" character of Brendan, though, more than made up for my disappointment... one of the scariest and most believeable bad guys I've read in a while.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not my favorite of Nicci French's books. However, it is interesting and ends well.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book, read in one sitting!
ilovedale3 avatar reviewed Secret Smile on + 524 more book reviews
Great thriller!
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This book was a slightly hard read. The reader kept finding angst towards to main character. French did not keep the suspense at a high level throughout the book. I need to read a couple more books by French before reaching a verdict on this author.
poohbritt avatar reviewed Secret Smile on + 37 more book reviews
I didn't expect much when I bought this book because I wasn't familiar with the author(s) (the author is actually a couple who write as one pen-name). But I was very, very pleasantly surprised. Once I got into it, I finished it through the night because it is very hard to put down. It's been awhile since I've read a thriller that had an unpredictable ending. If you like this, I'd also get "Killing me Softly."
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I enjoyed this book.
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YOu have an affair. You finish it. You think its over. You're DEAD wrong.
PollyBee avatar reviewed Secret Smile on
I loved this book! One of the best I've read I think. Could not put it down!
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This will grab you from the first pages--scarey and creepy.

Deals with stalking and obsession and the disasters it leads to but the ending will blow you away.
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Miranda's sister, Kerri, has a new boyfriend. He's a raven-haried, handsome charmer who seems to dote on her. But Brendan isn't the man he says he is. Miranda should know, because she broke off her own affair with him after she found him reading her diary. Now claiming that he ended the relationship, Brendan announces his engagement to Kerri, gains the trust of the family, and- like a virus- starts spreading destruction through Mirands's life. He invades her privacy and disrupts all her he whispers little threats into her ear. Her rel, life-and-death nightmare with Brendan has just begun. But Brendan has never had an adversary like MIranda...
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Great thriller.
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good book, didn't see ending coming, but it was great :)
katknit avatar reviewed Secret Smile on + 355 more book reviews
Very creepy story, well written Nicci French, who is actually 2 people, is ( are?) one of my favorite authors