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The House of Secrets
Brad Meltzer & Tod Goldberg
Read by Scott Brick

Hachette Audio
June 7, 2016/ ISBN 978-1478929864
Suspense / Audiobook – Unabridged

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


House of Secrets is a reference to the main character’s family/home, as well as a TV show. The main character is Hazel Nash. At first, as I listened to Hazel's childhood memories, I was sure she’d grown up to be a serial killer or a funeral director. She’s comes across as a creepy child…

The mystery begins with a grown-up Hazel Nash wakes up in the hospital; she can’t remember her name or being in the car accident that killed her father. Hazel’s dad is Jack Nash, the host of a conspiracy TV show called The House of Secrets. Conspiracies abound in everything as far as Nash was concerned. Stranger still, an FBI agent shows up at the hospital with questions about Hazel's dad. Hmmm, was the car crash an accident or a hit? At some points, Hazel wonders if she’s the good guy or the bad guy, and so do we. It’s a complex international, conspiracy-filled, stand-alone thriller. As the storyline moves, even more suspicious characters and twists and turns are added. With chapter I waited for the other shoe to drop. The authors successfully kept me guessing on who the bad guy really was. I came away sufficiently shocked. I have to say the very last of the book is the most enlightening.

I listened to the audio version, and found Scott Brick’s narration increased the intensity of the story. It took me only two days to finish the audio version. It was well worth my time. Don’t be surprised if you find the urge to hit play, again. I think Hazel and company would be perfect for a series.

Reviewed 2017