Thursday, May 20, 2021

Review: Secrets She Knew (Secrets and Lies #1) by D.L. Wood

About the Book
Boston police detective Dani Lake dreads returning to her small hometown of Skye, Alabama, for her ten-year high school reunion--and not just for the normal reasons.

At only fifteen, Dani tragically discovered the body of her murdered classmate, setting in motion the process that led to the unjust conviction of her dear friend and an unshakable burden of guilt she carries to this day. So when new evidence surfaces during her trip home which suggests the truth Dani’s always suspected, she embarks on a mission to expose the real killer, aided by Skye police detective Chris Newton--who happens to be the man Dani’s best friend is dying to set her up with, and also the only person who believes her.

But when Dani pushes too hard, someone pushes back, endangering Dani and those closest to her as she unearths secrets deeper and darker than she ever expected to learn—secrets that may bring the truth to light, if they don’t get her killed first.

A Secrets and Lies Suspense Novel.
Thrilling, clean suspense and mystery laced with romance and faith.


This was the first book I've read by this author, and I absolutely loved it. It was so compelling and impossible to put down.

Dani's back in her hometown to clean out her parent's house and to attend her high school reunion when new evidence pops up on a case that has haunted her since her teenage years. When she was fifteen, she discovered the dead body of one of her classmates. She's always felt like the wrong person was convicted for the crime, and this new evidence might just support her theory. Now, she'll stop at nothing to expose the real perpetrator, and clear her friend's name. But the killer has other ideas and is willing to go to great lengths to keep their secret.

From the very first sentence, I was hooked. I was so invested and needed to know more. It held my full attention until the very end. There were lots of twists and turns I didn't see coming. I want to say more so much more, but I don't want to spoil any of it for you. Just trust me, it's so good!

This gets a big recommendation from me. It was such a masterfully told story. If you're a fan of this genre, pick up a copy of this book. You won't regret it. I'm eager to check out more from this author.



  1. I'm glad to hear this one was so good! It's one I really want to read.

  2. I'm not familiar with this author, but I like the premise!

    1. I'm excited to read more from her. This one blew away all my expectations. :)