Lacie’s Secrets by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was a dark, twisty story filled with secrets and suspense! There’s a creepy house, a murder, a missing person, and a spine-tingling atmosphere!

After Kate’s mother dies, she inherits her family’s summer home and decides to go visit for one last trip. She brings along her husband and child, as well as some close friends. What was supposed to be a fun, relaxing trip turns into a nightmare as tensions run high from unexplained situations, odd visitors, and a dead body.

I know it’s in the title, but there are a lot of secrets throughout this story, and I really enjoyed revealing them all! There is a lot of suspense, and it becomes impossible to put the book down! I enjoyed the atmospheric home, and I liked the way it played into the plot. The story is fantastic, and I highly recommend it for readers that enjoy psychological thrillers!

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Goodreads

Reminiscent of classic suspense novels, Lacie’s Secrets is the latest psychological thriller from writing duo Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist, authors of the award-winning thriller The Woman in the Park.

For the past 18 years, Kate Williams has tried to forget that fateful summer, the summer that ripped her family apart. But when her estranged mother unexpectedly dies and Kate inherits Villa Magda, the family’s summer home on the Maine coast, Kate decides that enough time has passed. With the help of her husband, her son, and their close group of friends, Kate decides to face the past and go back to Villa Magda for one last trip.

But the sprawling, ocean-side house isn’t as picturesque as it seems, and as the week goes on, inexplicable incidents and suspicious visitors begin to torment Kate, threatening to expose her deepest secrets. The closer Kate gets to learning the truth about what happened that summer, the faster she realizes the house might be holding more secrets than she can handle.

As tensions run high and friendships unravel, Kate starts to question her decision to return to Villa Magda. But when tragedy strikes and a body is found floating in the pool, questions arise that demand answers: What really happened at Villa Magda 18 years ago? How much did Kate know? And how can the house be stopped from claiming its next victim?

Set on a remote and gorgeous Maine estate, Lacie’s Secrets is an exciting and cinematic psychological thriller with surprising twists that will keep the reader guessing until the very last page.

Just the Facts:

Lacie’s Secrets by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Beaufort Books
Pub Date: April 12, 2022

Tullan Holmqvist is a writer, investigator, actor and author of The Woman in the Park, with Teresa Sorkin. She has performed in film, TV, and theater, her first love, and writes screenplays and essays, in addition to PI art and fraud cases. She has a master’s degree in political science from Florence University and degrees in writing and acting from NYU, Boston U, Aix-en-Provence and HB Studio. Originally from Sweden, Tullan lives in New York with her composer husband Giovanni Spinelli and two sons. Website ~ Instagram

Teresa Sorkin is one of the founders of Roman Way Productions. She has a passion for creating, writing, telling, sharing, and producing great stories. She co-authored her first novel, The Woman in the Park, with Tullan Holmqvist. She is also included in Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology. Teresa grew up in NYC and graduated with a Marketing Degree from NYU. She was an entertainment journalist and producer. She currently lives in Manhattan with her husband, two children and their dog Coco. Website ~ Instagram


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