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About the Book
In this near-future psychological thriller, a wealthy inventor's daughter and a guy from the wrong side of the tracks are entangled in a revenge kidnapping and imprisoned in a mountain cabin to await ransom. They must trust each other and work together if they want to escape, but they're both keeping secrets. And secrets can be deadly.
Title: All Her Secrets
Author: Kate Avery Ellison
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Psychological Thriller
Nothing is as it seems in this psychological YA thriller set in a not-too-distant future.
A GIRL WITH SECRETS
Eighteen-year-old Victoria, the daughter of inventor and visionary-genius Bill Faraday, was almost murdered by a stranger four years ago. She's been trying to forget the incident ever since.
When Victoria discovers something that might explain why she was brutally attacked, she heads home from college to uncover the truth. Then, she’s kidnapped.
A GUY FROM THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS
Sam’s just a poor kid from Toivo, an experimental utopia gone wrong, but he knows who Victoria is as soon as his cousin Craig drags her from the trees. He doesn’t want anything to do with what appears to be a revenge kidnapping, but Craig has a gun and needs someone to take the fall if things go wrong.
A DESPERATE PLAN TO SURVIVE
Craig and his buddies imprison Sam and Victoria in an abandoned mountain cabin to await ransom. Putting aside mistrust for tentative friendship, Victoria and Sam conspire to escape together, and the close quarters ignite a startling attraction between them. Then they discover strange tunnels beneath the cabin. And what they find inside the tunnels proves more bizarre.
With a plan in place to escape, freedom seems within reach. But Sam and Victoria are both keeping secrets about their past.
And secrets can be deadly.
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About Kate Avery Ellison:
Kate Avery Ellison decided she wanted to be an author when she was five years old, and with hard work, determination, and the support of loved ones along the way, her dreams of telling stories for a living came true in 2011 with her first novel, The Curse Girl, and continued with her Amazon bestselling series The Frost Chronicles and numerous other fantasy and science fiction novels. She loves putting a dash of mystery in everything she writes, an ode to her childhood spent reading Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie, and Sherlock Holmes, and she can’t resist adding a good twist in the story wherever she can.
Kate wishes she could live in a place where it’s always October, but until that’s possible, she makes her home in humid Atlanta with her husband, son, and two spoiled cats. When she isn’t dreaming up her next novel or holed up writing it down, Kate can be found binging her favorite shows on Netflix, reading on her Kindle, building intricate train track configurations with her toddler, and playing board games with her husband and friends.
Title: All Her Secrets
Author: Kate Avery Ellison
Format: Digital ARC
All Her Secrets was a very intense and suspenseful read with an ending that I never would have predicted.
I absolutely loved just about everything about this thrilling book. All Her Secrets is set in the near future in a time where robots have taken over the jobs and duties that humans once performed. These robots, including pets, are able to learn, imagine, and quite possibly feel thanks to the work of Victoria Faraday’s father in the field of Artificial Intelligence. But not everyone is thrilled with the creation of the robots and advances made in technology as it has put many people out of work and led to poverty and other issues. These people include Sam, a poor kid just trying to make ends meet and live his life who soon becomes caught up in his cousin’s illegal schemes.
Victoria and Sam’s worlds collide when he unwittingly becomes an accomplice in her kidnapping. As the two are locked in a cabin for days awaiting a ransom from her wealthy father, they begin to bond. With each moment, I couldn’t wait to see what would happen between both these characters and Sam’s cohorts. I felt the uncertainty and fear right up until the shocking conclusion.
If you are worried you are going to get bogged with discussions of technology, don’t…All Her Secrets is more of a psychological thriller than a sci-fi novel. What at first seems like a futuristic novel with a message about the dangers of technology, becomes so much more as you read further. To me, it is about human emotions and connections. This book made me think about the relationships between humans and the thoughts and feelings associated with being human. Connections and interactions are so important to the characters in this book and help keep them sane and that is so true in real life today for so many of us.
And I really enjoyed the use of alternate POVs the author chose to use. It was really important for this story in order for the reader to get inside the characters’ heads and understand their thoughts and motivations. It helped me to connect and understand them better. But like that title suggests, there were definitely some secrets that are not immediately shared that made me keep turning the page to see what was going to happen as I made a few of my own predictions (I was wrong on a couple of them, by the way). And there were so many unexpected moments. It seems like every few pages we learned something new.
Highly enjoyable, All Her Secrets is perfect for those looking for a page-turning thriller with some sci-fi elements.
My Rating: 4 ½ Stars
*I received a digital ARC of this book free in exchange for an honest review.*
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