Every Secret Thing, Paperback Book
5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


'No one lives for ever. But the truth survives us all'. Kate Murray is deeply troubled. In front of her lies a dead man, a stranger who only minutes before had approached her wanting to tell her about a mystery, a long-forgotten murder.

The crime was old, he'd told her, but still deserving of justice.

Soon Kate is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother's mysterious war-time past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace the dead man's footsteps.

Finding out the truth is not so simple, however, as only a few people are still alive who know the story - and Kate soon realises that her questions are putting their lives in danger.

Stalked by an unknown and sinister enemy, she must use her tough journalistic instinct to find the answers from the past - before she has to say goodbye to her future.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780749009014

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I loved this espionage story of a young Canadian reporter who stumbles across a mystery and murder that happened in the later days of World War II. Her search for the truth takes her to Lisbon, as she uncovers a secret between a man, Andrew Deacon and her grandmother. Their story together, posing as husband and wife is bittersweet and at times so poignant. I really need to get a hold of the song they dance to "Make Believe!" I thought this was a great and suspenseful tale, it's twisty turney mystery had me enthralled and I could barely put this book down. A real treat and a surprise. I wish the author would write more in this series. Would make a great movie too!

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A really enjoyable read from a story which switches effortlessly from the current day back to the dark days of WWII in neutral Lisbon. Kate Murray is a Canadian journalist covering a trial in London who has a chance meeting with someone inextricably linked with her past. His death immediately afterwards sends her on a journey to find the truth about a murder in WWII Lisbon and puts her own life and those who help her in jeopardy. A cracking read with unusually these days no bad language, gruesome deaths or explicit sex. I believe the author has written or plans two more Kate Murray stories so I'm looking forward to reading them.

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