One Last Secret: From the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of Both Of You comes a gripping psychological crime thriller
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Indeed, the novel does double duty as a survival manual, packed full of good advice—for instance, try not to get wounded, for “injury turns you from a giver to a taker. A story that takes the reader to a stunning chateau in the south of France, One Last Secret closely follows a top end escort named Dora.
Just when I thought I had it all figured out, she threw in a well thought out twist that I did not see coming. From the Sunday Times number one bestseller Adele Parks comes a blisteringly provocative novel about power, sex, money and revenge. It all felt a bit Pretty Woman at the start with Dora accepting one last job to go join a client in the South of France.Despite her promise she takes one last job, thinking that she'll never have to tell this little secret to anyone. While the French chateau location sounds heavenly at first glance, the secrets that are unveiled there reveal the sinister side to the lives of this wealthy cast of characters. It is fast paced with lots of twists and turns, a well written book I definitely felt Dora’s pain the tragic circumstance that threw her life into a free fall, I definitely felt her pain and could sympathize with her character.
Then when I was about to start the last third: I realized the author moved the story backwards with 11 years long flashback and another narrator joined with Dora! I wasn't quite expecting some of this content - there were a *lot* of details about escort services - but it helped with the story overall.
Dora is in her early 30s and to me, Atherton sounded much older than that, but I also never would have guessed Dora's age unless it was said in the book.