This book is part of my current reading challenge, which is to get through a rather large to read list. To check out what else I've still got to read go to my Reading Challenge tab at the top of the page.
WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!
If you haven't read this book yet and don't want to ruin the
experience then please do not read any further. I will not be
offended, I'd much rather you enjoy the it properly.
If you have read it, then do read on ...
I really enjoyed this book, I was drawn in to the world of the
main character, Miranda, from the beginning.
The character was well portrayed and it was easy to sympathise
with her situation throughout the book. I felt all the emotions with
her as she battled against the evil man who had seemingly set out to
take her life apart one piece at a time.
As for the antagonist, Brendan, he was another well presented
character, although for different reasons. From the very first time
we meet him, something comes across in his character that is
unsettling. In my mind he is very slimy, worming his way into every
facet of Miranda's life in the subtlest way he can. There were many
times when I just wanted to climb into the scene with them and slap
his smarmy face.
In the closing pages I was worried at first that he may have one
the day as Miranda was attacked and the police officer told her about
When her final coup was revealed, and she'd finally gained the
upperhand I felt a sense of relief and satisfaction that she'd come
out on top.
I was impressed with the writing in Secret Smile, and the way it
drew these emotions out of me, I am definitely interested in reading
more by this author and perhaps studying further how she manages to
achieve this through her words. It was a quick and easy read, but
this was more down to the story and flow of the plot rather than
being a simple read.