Blog Tour: Your Guilty Secret

Blurb (taken from Amazon UK):

An intense thriller that explores the dark side of fame and family. Perfect for fans of Laura Marshall, Lisa Jewell and Louise Jensen. 

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 . . .



Confession: I haven't yet finished reading it, BUT I am halfway through and so far I am loving it. I love how the story focuses on the trials and tribulations of being famous and always having to watch yourself in public eye. The idea that when being famous, you cannot even be yourself even in your own home.

The story is slow going, and bits and pieces of Lara's life and past trickles through the pages. Told through Lara's eyes and through the blog of an avid fan, this is a rather interesting book, and whilst it is slow going, I really do want to get to the end of it!

If you are not sure whether you are interested in reading this or not, please do read the excerpt below to find out what to expect!

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Excerpt: Entry: August 26th, 1600hrs Author: Ryan

Guys, I'm here. Right near the spot where she disappeared. Well, as close as we're allowed. The forensics, they've taped off an entire area. They're on their hands and knees sweeping up tyre tracks and it's looking like something out of the Burning Man Festival. I'm standing about three yards from the Sky News van. You might even be able to see me if you switch on the TV now. I'm wearing a white T-shirt. Denim cut-offs. I'm waving. See me? Look closely, because I'm not sure you'll be able to hear much of the report. The noise, you see. The helicopters with heat-seeking equipment, flying over the canyon droning in and out of earshot.

There are dogs too, sniffing around for little Ava King. I saw them in the distance, over by the police cars. Their noses were pressed into a small pink cardigan and then they were ushered out into the rocks. 'Go. Find her, Cyrus,' I heard one policewoman yell. I saw her fingers, crossed tight behind her back.

They'll be sniffing out a sweet scent, I reckon. Almonds and coconut milk. She looks like she'd smell like that, doesn't she? Pure and perfect and so innocent. Although I have to keep reminding myself that I don't know actually know her IRL.

They're really working those animals, though. They're crawl ing around the place, going down the ravines, under rocks, mouths foaming white in the heat. The police are scraping the ground with sticks, shouting her name and you have to think that if she's got lost around here, they've ploughed enough resources into giving her the best hope of being found.

Everyone's here too. The public, I mean. Like, thousands and thousands of people. Already. It's fucking crazy and the media vans, they keep screeching up along the road, clanking around to see where they can set up their big satellite dishes, and who can slick on their frosted pink lipstick the fastest.

We're all suffocating with the heat but people are giving out free bottles of water and sandwiches and stuff. 'Feeding the five thousand.' That's what I heard one person say.

The most screwed-up thing is that I reckon when she disappeared there was no one around. For miles and miles. It's end less here. Some of the view obscured by trees and bushes. I'm looking down now at all the shrubs, a patchwork of grey, brown and green. Six years old and all alone. Her heart must be going batshit in her little chest.

All this shouting and screaming isn't gonna be of any use though, not if someone's taken her. She won't be anywhere near here. That's what I heard the Sky News woman say. Apparently Lara reported hearing a car drive off.

Women, men, children, they're all weeping, shouting, 'Ava, Ava.' Flies buzz all over the place, their thick black bodies pressing themselves right in my ear. But I'm sure she's OK. She said so, didn't she? Lara. She said in her press conference that she was sure her little girl was fine. That she was clinging on to hope.

It's weird, cos they don't look like they think she's fine. They've blocked all the roads and I heard some detective shouting about the interstate. Three hours he was saying. If we don't find her in three hours.

Then what? I wanted to shout. Then what?

Anyway, they want me to speak! On camera! Imagine that. Me, the school geek always behind my computer and now I'm racking up traffic like a shit-storm and I'm going to be on live TV! Holy shitaake!

OK, so guys, I'm going to be your number one destination throughout the investigation. Check here first for all the latest and I promise you, I'll be here with all the exclusives. You all know how much I love Lara and Ava. I'm devastated but I'll do my best to be a good gatekeeper.

Anyway, gotta drink some water. My mouth is so dry. Be right back after. Tune in.

Here with the latest updates on missing Ava King, brought to you by Lara and Ava King's number one fan.

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  1. Sounds really good! I'm off to add it to my wish list now :)

  2. Sounds like a good read! You have written a lovely review. Thank you for sharing Lena xx


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