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No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall

No One Can Know

by Kate Alice Marshall

Pub. Date: January 23, 2024

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Contemporary

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5


The author of What Lies in the Woods returns with a novel about three sisters, two murders, and too many secrets to count.

Emma hasn't told her husband much about her past. He knows her parents are dead and she hasn't spoken to her sisters in years. Then they lose their apartment, her husband gets laid off, and Emma discovers she's pregnant―right as the bank account slips into the red.

That's when Emma confesses that she has one more asset: her parents' house, which she owns jointly with her estranged sisters. They can't sell it, but they can live in it. But returning home means that Emma is forced to reveal her secrets to her husband: that the house is not a run-down farmhouse but a stately mansion, and that her parents died there.

Were murdered.

And that some people say Emma did it.

Emma and her sisters have never spoken about what really happened that night. Now, her return to the house may lure her sisters back, but it will also crack open family and small-town secrets lots of people don’t want revealed. As Emma struggles to reconnect with her old family and hold together her new one, she begins to realize that the things they have left unspoken all these years have put them in danger again.

My Thoughts:

I was a big fan of What Lies in the Woods and this one was a hit for me as well! I loved the idea that Emma was returning to the site of her parent's deaths and there were still a ton of unsolved secrets left to find. This book was very well written and it kept me hooked throughout the entire thing. Little secrets were slowly being revealed has you asking yourself questions the entire way through.

Everytime I thought I had it figured out - something new would be revealed and would leave me thinking about what could of happened. I love books that reveal some big secret at the end of one chapter to go to a different POV and wondering until you get back to that person's.

I liked the ending and everything that happened throughout. Kate Alice Marshall is quickly becoming a thriller author that I will auto-buy from. 4.5-stars from me and this is one I will be recommending to all my friends who love twisty thrillers.


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