You know Lara King.
The top billing of the showbiz pages, you’ve seen her every morning; over your breakfast, on your commute to work. You know everything about her; you’ve dissected her life.
Her perfect relationship with film-star Matthew Raine. Her beautiful six-year old daughter Ava.
And so when a terrible incident shatters the family’s carefully constructed facade, a media frenzy ensues.
What happens when the perfect woman begins to unravel? When her whole life is really just a lie? One she will do anything she can to stop you from finding out?
This story is . . .
YOUR GUILTY SECRET.
I have my own guilty secret (see what I did there). Although I have Rebecca’s other book ‘The Exclusives’ on my ever increasing ‘To Be Read’ pile, I haven’t actually read it before. Judging by how much I enjoyed reading ‘Your Guilty Secret’, ‘The Exclusives’ will not be on that mountain for very much longer. I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Your Guilty Secret’ but more about that in a bit.
I have to be honest and say that I did not take to nor warm to Lara King at all. She is a ‘celebrity’ used to living a paparazzi lifestyle. Any publicity is good publicity for her. There was something about her that I didn’t quite trust nor like. It seemed as though she was keeping something hidden and she was only allowing the press to see the side of her that she wanted them to see. It’s like a lot of celebrities though, scratch the surface and a whole new side to them emerges.
I am a huge fan of celebrity gossipy magazines and when I read the synopsis for this book, it read just like an article in such a magazine. So without further ado, I opened the cover and began to read. I was addicted to this book from the bottom of the first page onwards. I just had to keep turning those pages to find out if my suspicions of Lara were correct and to see how a certain event concluded. I don’t really want to say any more than that about the storylines as I would hate to give too much away. I found it extremely difficult to put the book down. If I had to break off from reading the book then I would immediately look forward to when I could pick the book up again. I seemed to charge through the book but I guess that could be down to my nosiness and love of gossip. I lost all sense of time when I was reading this book as I became engrossed in the crazy world of celebrity. I seemed to get to the end of the book all too soon.
For me, ‘Your Guilty Secret’ is really well written with complex characters and interesting storylines. The author has one of those writing styles that draws you in and keeps your attention all the way through the book- at least that’s what happened to me. Rebecca writes so realistically that for a short period of time I felt like a celebrity myself and I felt like a fly on the wall nebbing (prying) into everybody else’s business. The likelihood of me becoming a celebrity in real life is about as likely as me becoming the next Pope. Mind you not that I would want to be a celebrity after having finished ‘Your Guilty Secret’.
Reading this book felt much like being on an unpredictable rollercoaster ride with more twists and turns than you would find on a ‘Snakes & Ladders’ board. Shocks and surprises await you over every page.
In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Your Guilty Secret’ and I would recommend it to other readers. I can’t wait to read what Rebecca comes up with next. Here’s hoping we don’t have too long to wait but whilst I wait, I will definitely be reading ‘The Exclusives’. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.