Review of “The House of Secrets”

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“The House of Secrets” eBook was published in 2016 and was written by Brad Meltzer (http://bradmeltzer.com) and Tod Goldberg (http://todgoldberg.com). Mr. Meltzer has authored 14 Fiction and Non-fiction books, and Mr. Goldberg has published 12 novels.

I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence.

The primary character is Hazel Nash. Nash is a professor of anthropology, but her father and brother are famous TV personalities, hosting the popular “House of Secrets” program. The program has been on for decades and investigates a variety of conspiracy theories and mysteries.

While on a drive with her father and brother, they are involved in a car crash. Her father dies and she suffers a near fatal brain injury that causes her to loose much of her memory. She remembers many facts, but little of the emotional detail of her former life.

Before she is released from the hospital the FBI shows up and begins to ask questions, not only about her father’s death, but also of a man found in Canada with Benedict Arnold’s bible hidden in his chest. He seems to be tied in some way to her father. This begins an tangled mystery surrounding the deaths, a hidden agenda her father seemed to have been carrying out behind the scenes of his TV program and questions of who and why someone is trying to involve her.

This was an interesting Mystery Thriller. I enjoyed the 7 hours I spent reading this 400 page novel. It was not the most exciting, edge of your seat read, but it did have good twists of plot. The way the story ends, there could be a sequel, which I would be interested in reading. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.

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