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Everyone has secrets - some deadlier than others

She was on cloud nine after accepting an offer of a lifetime. A simpler life than what she was accustomed to. What could go wrong?

Starla Bishop learned to survive in the foster-care-to-jail system in New York City. There she learned the tools and skills she put to work later to con jewel thieves, drug traffickers, and mobsters out their fortunes. Now fresh out of her latest stint in jail, she accepts a too-good-to-refuse offer - a perfect life on a silver platter. Starla has everything she ever wished for: a simpler life, a normal life, a new start with new job, a straight job - a receptionist for Soil and Springs Landscaping run by a famous botanist. And it got even better - a whirlwind romance and engagement to her boss’s charming ex-husband.

But everything comes with a price. When bodies start turning up in the gardens of her employer, Soil and Springs Landscaping, Starla and her fiancé are hauled into jail for questioning. The revelation of Starla's secret, previous life and her special skills make her a prime suspect.

How much does Starla want the perfect life, and did she use her special skills to keep it, or is this just her biggest con yet? The shocking truth is closer than anyone thinks?

Everyone has secrets, some worth killing for.

©2020 Steena Holmes. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Terrible

I have no idea how this got so many 5 star ratings! It was terrible! There was no real story no real reason for the things that happened. It had potential in the beginning but then just took a weird turn and the narrator for starla was not good! She took in sharp breaths after every sentence and it drove me crazy!! Don’t waste your time on this one

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The Perfect Secret

Wow, what a ending! The story is excellent, a bit drawn out, but the end is worth it! The narration is good.

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twisted trutj

Starla, An ex-con with the opportunity to redeem herself with a dream job. Littles does she knows she is going to be caught in an spider web and must do what she can to get ou unscathed. Some secrets are deadly than others. Brilliant plot and brilliant audiobook.

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Had potential but pretty predictable

It certainly was not the intrigue I wanted it to be. I pretty much fleshed the whole thing out in the first couple of chapters. I was interested in how the story would get to the end that I predicted - sometimes a good middle can slightly make up for a predictable end, but I wasn't very impressed with that either. It was just sort of dull and the main character's inner monologue didn't make much sense. Quick easy listen in any case, but a bit lackluster.

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Masterful psychological thriller

Steena Holmes is a master of the smart, suspenseful psychological thriller. Fans of The Woman in the Window will love this book!

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Steena has never disappointed

Serial killers can exist anywhere I suppose. A lot of clues but you have to pay attention. I really enjoyed this book. Loved the unexpected ending I had something totally different in my head.