His Guilty Secret – Helene Fermont – Book Review

by Helene Fermont
Genres: Contemporary, Drama, Mystery
Format: Kindle, Paperback

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Synopsis:

Secrets & Lies Are Dangerous.

When Jacques’s body is discovered in a hotel room his wife, Patricia, suspects he has been hiding something from her.

Why was he found naked and who is the woman that visited his grave on the day of the funeral? Significantly, who is the unnamed beneficiary Jacques left a large sum of money to in his will and what is the reason her best friend, also Jacques’s sister, Coco, refuses to tell her what he confided to her?

Struggling to find out the truth, Patricia visits Malmö where her twin sister Jasmine lives and is married to her ex-boyfriend. But the sister’s relationship is toxic and when a family member dies shortly after, an old secret is revealed that shines a light on an event that took place on their tenth birthday.

As one revelation after another is revealed, Patricia is yet to discover her husband’s biggest secret and what ultimately cost him his life.

His Guilty Secret is an unafraid examination of the tangled bonds between siblings, the lengths we go to in protecting our wrongdoings, and the enduring psychological effects this has on the innocent…and the not so innocent.

Helene Fermont is the author of three books. Because of You and We Never Said Goodbye are also available on Kindle and in print from Amazon.

Review:

In His Guilty Secret, Helene Fermont, brings reader’s an emotional drama filled with deception, lies and hidden lives. The main character, Patricia, loses her husband to death by heart attack. He is found dead and alone in a hotel room in London. Patricia has many unanswered questions as she seeks to find the meaning of her husband’s death and the mystery that lies within his life.

As she turns to different people for the truth, she gets only more deception. Little does she know that her husband of ten years, Jacques, was having an affair and dies in the arms of his lover. Just before he dies, he tells his mistress to leave the scene so that no one will be the wiser as to their secret affair.

Patricia is filled with grief and must cope amidst all the lies and deceit. Determined to find out the truth she, gracefully, embarks on a journey of discovery and revelation as to who her husband really was. In the meantime she faces her own issues and past. The mystery in this story and trying to figure out what the truth was, kept me engrossed and engaged. I wanted to find out the truth as badly as Patricia.

There is more to Patricia’s story than just Jacques. Patricia has a twin sister named Jasmine, who really doesn’t want a relationship with Patricia. Their relationship is extremely toxic. After a family member dies, more secrets come to surface regarding Patricia’s own life and past childhood.

His Guilty Secret by Helene Fermont is a detailed drama filled with intrigue and excitement. I was fully fixated on the storyline right from the beginning. I was drawn in as the story progressed and felt like I was a part of the story. That’s how engaged I was. I loved it!

The characters in this book are all well developed and likable. I felt drawn to them and like I could be friends with many of them. They are multidimensional and very interesting. This is a very realistic story. Life is complicated and messy. Helene Fermont brings that fact to light brilliantly.

His Guilty Secret is a fearless looks at the enmeshed ties and bond between sisters and the drama that life really brings. Fermont shows reader’s the psychological effects that incur when people harbor and are determined to keep deep secrets of wrong doings.

And once again Helene Fermont brings the beautiful and vivid landscape to life, as she does in all her fabulous novels. Her writing is rich, deep and telling. This is a unique plot with a semi-fast paced storyline. It is an easy and enjoyable read, but rather intense.

I fully enjoyed His Guilty Secret by Helene Fermont. It is an exceptional novel written by a fabulous established writer.

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