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All it takes to unravel a life is one little secret...

April 21, 2020 


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Little Secrets 

Jennifer Hillier  


April 21, 2020 

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Praise For Little Secrets  


"[A] diabolically plotted psychological thriller of lust, obsession, greed, and betrayal...a captivating double helix of duplicity."
―Publishers Weekly


"This book belongs at the top of your must-read list."
―Suspense Magazine


"A fast-paced, gorgeously written novel with genuine heart and a lot of emotion." ―CrimeReads


"Little Secrets will leave readers completely floored. You don't just read this book; you inhale it."
―Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and The Other Mrs.


"Suspenseful and compelling―Hillier is a masterful storyteller."

―Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Never Let You Go


“Little Secrets starts with every parent’s nightmare―the disappearance of a child in a crowded store. If that sounds like tough stuff, trust me, you want to keep reading. Better yet, trust Jennifer Hillier, a rising star in crime fiction whose work is like no one else’s. That gut-punch of an opener jumps to a twisty tale of trauma and grief and revenge, with extraordinary empathy for everyone involved.”

―Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Lady in the Lake


"Unflinching and unforgettable. Little Secrets has everything you want in a thriller―complex characters, heart-pounding suspense, and a stunning conclusion. Jennifer Hillier is one of my favorite writers, and this is her best book yet."

―Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Lock Every Door


“You will be obsessed with this unputdownable read. Razor-sharp writing, believable characters, emotional depth―this is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Absolutely loved it!”

―Liv Constantine, international bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish


“Little Secrets is a powerful, enthralling thriller that had me looking forward to the end of each day I could spend with these intriguing characters and Jennifer Hillier’s riveting storytelling. Prepare yourself for a terrific read.

―Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Sister


"Jennifer Hillier is a powerhouse of the thriller genre. Little Secrets is sophisticated, compelling, gut-wrenching, stunning, and absolutely magnificent. If you only read one book in 2020, make sure it's this one."

―Lisa Regan, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author


"An exceptional thriller that turns up the heat with every flip of the page. Jennifer Hillier has created characters so real you'll feel like you're a member of their dark and twisted world. Little Secrets is one of the best books you'll read in 2020."

―Matthew Farrell, bestselling author of What Have You Done


"Once I picked Little Secrets up, I couldn't put it down. It's crackling with suspense, bursting with characters I cared about and has one of the most satisfying endings I've ever read."
―Jess Lourey, bestselling author of Unspeakable Things

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 April 21, 2020 


Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Date: April 21, 2020
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250154227
ISBN-13: 978-1250154224

Formats:  Hardcover, e-book, Audiobook, Audio CD  


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"Unflinching and unforgettable. Little Secrets has everything you want in a thriller"

—Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Lock Every Door

Overwhelmed by tragedy, a woman desperately tries to save her marriage in award-winning author Jennifer Hillier's Little Secrets, a riveting novel of psychological suspense.


All it takes to unravel a life is one little secret...


From the author of Jar of Hearts, a mother driven to the edge by the disappearance of her son learns her husband is having an affair with the woman who might have kidnapped him.


Two hundred and forty seconds. That’s how long it took for someone to steal Marin Machado's four-year-old son.


Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They're admired in their community and are a loving family. Up until the day Sebastian is taken.

A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. The only thing keeping her going is the unlikely chance that one day Sebastian reappears. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding him, she discovers that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman.


Kenzie Li is an artist and grad student—Instagram famous—and up to her eyeballs in debt. She knows Derek is married. She also knows he's rich, and dating him comes with perks: help with bills, trips away, expensive gifts. He isn't her first rich boyfriend, but she finds herself hoping he'll be the last. She's falling for him—and that was never part of the plan.


The discovery of the affair sparks Marin back to life. She's lost her son; she's not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. But as she sets a plan in motion, another revelation surfaces. Derek's lover might know what happened to their son.

And so might Derek.

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About the Author

Jennifer Hillier writes about dark, twisted people who do dark, twisted things. Born and raised in Toronto and a proud Canadian, she spent eight years in the Seattle area, which is where all her books are set.


She loves her son, her husband, the Seahawks, and Stephen King. Not equally, but close. She's the author of six novels, including JAR OF HEARTS, which won the Thriller Award, and was shortlisted for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, as well as film rights acquired by Cinelou Films.


Her newest psychological thriller, LITTLE SECRETS, will be out on April 21, 2020 from Minotaur Books.

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"[A] diabolically plotted psychological thriller of lust, obsession, greed, and betrayal...a captivating double helix of duplicity."

—Publishers Weekly 

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