By: Lisa Harris
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Clean (Topics to consider: murder, cancer, divorce, religion, and death.)
A Secret to Die for is a fast-paced, intriguing novel about murder, hacking, detectives, and healing after loss. I felt like I could barely put it down! The storyline is constantly changing and developing – you hardly know what is coming next! The main characters are very likable, but not your typical, picture-perfect individuals.
The only part of this story that is predictable is the romance, but the author did keep me guessing for a while. This book is considered a romantic suspense, so there are prominent moments of romance mixed in with the action. Although I’m not always the biggest fan of romance, this one is very well done. It is sweet without being overwhelming. Another undertone this book has is a religious one, but that is also done in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the reader.
One of the most interesting parts of this book to me was the real elements that are sprinkled in the story. I actually learned some things about the systems that run the United States and was pleasantly surprised at the book’s details when I began to research into it.
The only part I didn’t like about this book was its abrupt end of action. Although the romantic aspect came to a natural conclusion, the action and main conflict cut off rather quickly at an intense time. It was still good, but I would have liked it to be drawn out a little more.
If you enjoy suspense, action, detectives, and terrorists, this is the book for you! Not only does it have a fantastic storyline, but it also shows that healing can be found even when it feels like all hope is lost.