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  1. says:

    3 4 Stars rounded up The Rossi family seem to have the perfect life Father Eric has a good job in London, mother Emily has a part time lecturer job at Leeds University, son Daniel is a promising young tennis player and daughter Zara seems to be doing well Within six months their lives start to implode revealing the cracks they are papered over in the last few years It s apparent Eric is hiding several things, Emily s work life is about to undergo a worrying upheaval but most alarming of all i 3 4 Stars rounded up The Rossi family seem to have the perfect life Father Eric has a good job in London, mother Emily has a part time lecturer job at Leeds University, son Daniel is a promising young tennis player and daughter Zara seems to be doing well Within six months their lives start to implode revealing the cracks they are papered over in the last few years It s apparent Eric is hiding several things, Emily s work life is about to undergo a worrying upheaval but most alarming of all is that Janet and daughter Bethany Brown Exeter their loves and Bethany s malign influence over fellow teenager Zara is to become frightening in its power The story is told by Emily and Eric The characters are well portrayed and some are likeable such as Emily and Daniel Janet and Bethany are strange, both are quite rude and abrupt and very easy to picture The teenagers are their behaviour is well depicted and shows very clearly how easy it is for lives to be utterly derailed extremely rapidly when one person exerts control over another Eric is delusional about a lot of things and is only truthful when he has no choice but he is interesting His behaviour in the past shows that one wrong decision can have a tsunami effect even years later The plot is believable, the pace is good and it s well written and their spiralling out of control lives make for entertaining reading There is tension and suspense between characters which comes across clearly The ending is surprising and unexpected and though not necessarily morally right it is believable.Many thanks to NetGalley andPublishing for a copy of the book Overall, an easy read which shines a light in how seemingly perfect lives can be uprooted by an unlucky chance with resulting destruction of a family


  2. says:

    Secrets and deceit Carol Mason has crafted a fast paced addictive story filled with drama, lies, and misdirection Emily seemingly had the perfect family a loving husband, a super athlete son, and a sweet daughter That is until it all began to unravel one secret at a time What I really liked most about this book is Emily was such a likable character She seriously did not deserve the hot mess that her life turned into Struggling to keep her family afloat while her husband grewandSecrets and deceit Carol Mason has crafted a fast paced addictive story filled with drama, lies, and misdirection Emily seemingly had the perfect family a loving husband, a super athlete son, and a sweet daughter That is until it all began to unravel one secret at a time What I really liked most about this book is Emily was such a likable character She seriously did not deserve the hot mess that her life turned into Struggling to keep her family afloat while her husband grewanddistant and her daughter found her way into a bad situation And then to compound things the past starts to rear its ugly head Tense, riveting, compulsive, entertaining, and dark This is a book that will definitely appeal to anyone who is a fan of a dark domestic drama with some unforgettable twists Big thank you to Lake Union for my gifted copy of this book All opinions are my own


  3. says:

    5 An Enthralling Dark Domestic Drama, I Couldn t Put Down Emily and Eric have a lovely home and the perfect family but Eric spends alot of time away from home working and he is clearly hiding lots of things from Emily His behaviour towards her starts to deteriorate especially when he turns to drink to get him through the week Zara 14yrs old has always been quiet and sensitive Unlike her older brother Daniel 16yrs old who plays Championship Tennis and is the current Winter Cup Winner Zara 5 An Enthralling Dark Domestic Drama, I Couldn t Put Down Emily and Eric have a lovely home and the perfect family but Eric spends alot of time away from home working and he is clearly hiding lots of things from Emily His behaviour towards her starts to deteriorate especially when he turns to drink to get him through the week Zara 14yrs old has always been quiet and sensitive Unlike her older brother Daniel 16yrs old who plays Championship Tennis and is the current Winter Cup Winner Zara always seems to go under the radar, until she meets Bethany Zara meets Bethany when she knocks on Emily s door with her mum asking for charitable donations for abused women.But something about Bethany her mother feel off with Emily She just can t put her finger on it.So the last person she expects to see Zara hanging out at home with is Bethany.But theZara hangs around with Bethany theZara s behaviour rapidly changes Sneaking around, drinking, being deceitful, being rude..But just what is so appealing about Bethany.Slowly Emily s perfect world is crumbling around her and she has no clue what to do.Can Emily find a way to fix her family before it s too late One character I did adore was Otis the Lurcher, what a sweetheart.Little White Secrets is such a thrilling, Pacy, domestic drama, I devoured it in two nights It s a lil suspenseful, dark, gripping, intriguing, enthralling and a Page Turner.The story deals with mental health, grief, deceit, addiction, plenty of teen angst, family relationships and friendships.The characters are brilliantly portrayed, complex, flawed not all are likeable but perfect for the plot.I loved the cleverly plotted twists and turns as the story progresses, secrets are divulged.So if you are looking for a gripping, tense, domestic drama, that will keep you hooked, has plenty of teen angst, secrets and deceit then I can t recommend reading Little White Secrets enough Thank you to Rachel Random Resources for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily.You can Find this Review and all my Other Reviews on My Blog


  4. says:

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review Expected pub date May 1, 2020 Little White Secrets by English author Carol Mason, is the ultimate family skeletons drama Emily Rossi and her husband Eric have a seemingly perfect life both have great careers, an ideal country house and two beautiful children, one of whom is on his way to becoming the next great tennis star When her daughter, Zara, starts hanSpecial thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review Expected pub date May 1, 2020 Little White Secrets by English author Carol Mason, is the ultimate family skeletons drama Emily Rossi and her husband Eric have a seemingly perfect life both have great careers, an ideal country house and two beautiful children, one of whom is on his way to becoming the next great tennis star When her daughter, Zara, starts hanging out with the wrong crowd, Emily and Eric must band together to try and keep Zara away from the life of drugs, lying and partying that is following her However, in doing so, Eric s little secrets also pop up, revealing themselves in a vicious way Between their daughter s dangerous behaviours and Eric s potentially life changing secret, can the family survive This novel is the first one I ve read by this author and I m intrigued A new novel in a done to death genre always has me a little skeptical going in, assuming a trite storyline, banal characters and predictable twists, but Little While Secrets surprised me Emily is a great character, full of spunk and intelligence, taking on anyone who interferes with her family and the life she has worked so hard to build Right from the beginning, the reader knows that Eric has secrets he is keeping, but Mason does a decent job at keeping him relatively likable as we try and sort out his mystery This novel hooked me from the get go and didn t slow down I found it very easy to read, and I was easily pulled into the plot Dramatically told and well developed, Mason has found her calling in writing She knows what she s doing and she does it well As an avidridiculously avid.almost dangerously soreader, I was able to predict most of the ending before it got there But it was still a heck of a ride getting to the end point, and I was satisfied with the way it played out all the same A delightful surprise of a novel, bound to draw in fans of women s fiction and family dramas, with great characters and a satisfying ending


  5. says:

    So impressed with this book from Carol Mason A great read that had me turning the pages deep into the night Pick this one up if you are a fan of Liane Moriarty


  6. says:

    The picture was Emily Rossi s favourite, it was a picture that portrayed a happy family, a picture of perfection Emily, her loving husband Eric, their son Daniel who was a tennis superstar and their quiet,sensitive daughter Zara If it is true that every picture tells a story then the Rossi families would be a fairy tale.But their fairy tale is about to take a dark turn when Zara brings a bad apple into their perfect world, a girl who Emily takes a instant dislike to Soon Zara is sneaking out, The picture was Emily Rossi s favourite, it was a picture that portrayed a happy family, a picture of perfection Emily, her loving husband Eric, their son Daniel who was a tennis superstar and their quiet,sensitive daughter Zara If it is true that every picture tells a story then the Rossi families would be a fairy tale.But their fairy tale is about to take a dark turn when Zara brings a bad apple into their perfect world, a girl who Emily takes a instant dislike to Soon Zara is sneaking out, drinking, possibly taking drugs and hanging out with bad company Emily has no idea what to do and really needs Eric to be an involved father but he seemsconcerned about his job in London plus, he is drinking again.Emily s picture perfect world is crumbling apart and she is not prepared to just stick her head in the sand and pretend it s not happening But how far is she prepared to go to save her damaged family This enthralling, domestic drama is voiced almost entirely from Emily s perspective, a character who I didn t like or feel any sympathy towards for various reasons I know many readers will probably have thought that Zara was a brat but I actually felt a lot of empathy towards her and fully understood why she behaved in the way that she did I can also say the same for poor Bethany, she didn t stand a chance in life really but that didn t excuse her behaviour The difference in the two girls upbringings raised the question, does whichever side of the social decide that a child grows up on affect their behaviour as they grow up and strive for their independence I spent most of the book disliking Bethany s mother Janet but then the truth behind her actions was revealed and I suddenly felt quite guilty for being so judgemental Interspersed throughout the book was chapters that slipped back in time and were voiced from Eric s perspective I had mixed feelings about Eric as the story unfolded, there was times when I felt sorry for him and other times when I found him very unlikable.Little White Secrets is a well written, captivating Domestic drama that hooks you in and draws you into the author s diverse characters fictional but realistic world It s a tale of deception, addiction, mental health issues, lies, teenage angst and relationships that plays with the reader s emotions and pulls at your heart strings I really enjoyed this book and would happily readof this author s books in the future Very very highly recommended


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    Rated 3.75 rounded up.Meet the Rossi family Emily and Eric and their talented son Daniel, who is a star tennis player, and quiet daughter Zara A seemingly perfect family is introduced We soon see the layers of this idyllic family peel away Zara starts a new friendship with a wild, troubled girl and they are hanging out with the wrong crowd Eric works out of town living apart from his family during the week, his drinking is excessive and he s keeping secrets from Emily And a new, attractiv Rated 3.75 rounded up.Meet the Rossi family Emily and Eric and their talented son Daniel, who is a star tennis player, and quiet daughter Zara A seemingly perfect family is introduced We soon see the layers of this idyllic family peel away Zara starts a new friendship with a wild, troubled girl and they are hanging out with the wrong crowd Eric works out of town living apart from his family during the week, his drinking is excessive and he s keeping secrets from Emily And a new, attractive neighbor has Emily re evaluating her marriage The family is in crisis The author does a good job in keeping the story interesting and tense You may figure out the big revelations, but it doesn t take away from the journey You ll be rooting for Emily and hope that there is a path to happiness.Review posted at MicheleReader.com


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    Review coming soon.


  9. says:

    I loved this book so very much Every character was so believable and real their actions relatable still thinking about them now weeks after reading thus stunner of a book So many twists and turns A heart breaking, thrilling, tense and pacy gem of a story I couldn t put it down Beautiful, original, so we ll written and just brilliant all round A beautiful story of the unravelling of a family just FAB Very highly recommended.


  10. says:

    The reader is told that the husband in the story has a secret from the outset From outlookers Eric has the perfect family but it s all a facade There are a multitude of cracks tearing their family portrait and it s barely clinging together There s not a lot of drama until you re well and truly towards the end of the story but it didn t seem to compensate for the long drawn out first half of the book.This felt like a fairly predictable domestic read and a good holiday read I ve read other r The reader is told that the husband in the story has a secret from the outset From outlookers Eric has the perfect family but it s all a facade There are a multitude of cracks tearing their family portrait and it s barely clinging together There s not a lot of drama until you re well and truly towards the end of the story but it didn t seem to compensate for the long drawn out first half of the book.This felt like a fairly predictable domestic read and a good holiday read I ve read other reviews claiming they thought there was a huge twist in the story but it all felt too easy It s a dark book with cracks forming in the various character s friendships, relationships, home and work lives respectively It wasn t easy to keep picking the book up and I felt a bit disappointed that I d instinctively figured out the ending of the book Clearly I read too many mystery books.Having said that, it s a well written book and one that has an accessible style to read easily Mason has created realistic characters who are easy to sympathise with She paints the picture of living with an alcoholic in brutal honesty The denial, anger and chaos they inflict upon those they love is captured in painful clarity.Not an easy read but on which shows the importance of telling the truth to our loved ones Not all little white secrets are as little as they seem


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Little White Secrets A Daughter Pushing The Limits A Marriage Ready To Crack A Secret That Can Break Them For Emily Rossi, Life May Not Be Perfect, But It S Pretty Close She Has A Great Career, A House In The Country, A Solid Marriage To Eric And Two Wonderful Children Tennis Superstar Daniel And Quiet, Sensitive Zara But When Her Fourteen Year Old Daughter Brings Home A Toxic New Best Friend, Emily S Seemingly Perfect Family Starts To Spiral Out Of ControlSuddenly Zara Is Staying Out Late, Taking Drugs And Keeping Bad Company And Just When Emily Needs Eric To Be An Involved Father, He Seems Too Wrapped Up With His Job In London To Care What S , He S Started Drinking AgainWhen A Dark Secret From The Past Emerges, Emily S Life Is Turned Upside Down Struggling To Protect The People She Loves, Can She Save Her Damaged Family Doing So May Mean Keeping A Secret Of Her Own