Keeper of Secrets by Lynda Stacey – Book Review

Keeper of Secrets by Lynda Stacey – Book Review


Keeper of Secrets

Author – Lynda Stacey
Publisher – Ruby Fiction
Pages – 283
Release Date – 22nd October 2019
Format – ebook, audio
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Should some secrets stay buried?

For as long as Cassie Hunt can remember her Aunt Aggie has spoken about the forgotten world that exists just below their feet, in the tunnels and catacombs of the Sand House. The story is what inspired Cassie to become an archaeologist.

But Aggie has a secret that she’s buried as deep as the tunnels and when excavation work begins on the site, Cassie is the only one who can help her keep it. With the assistance of her old university friend, Noah Flanagan, she puts into action a plan to honour Aggie’s wishes.

It seems the deeper Noah and Cassie dig, the more shocking the secrets uncovered – and danger is never far away, both above and below the ground …

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Archaeologist Cassie Hunt is working on a dig in Italy when she gets word that her beloved Aunt Aggie, who raised her and her sister Lisa, is extremely sick and asking to speak to her. Heading home right away Cassie is shocked to see how bad it looks for her aunt, but more shocked at the secret her aunt reveals to her.

Her aunt buried a secret many years ago in the catacombs near her home which are now being explored by Cassie’s school friend Noah. Aggie needs Cassie’s help to keep her secret but with dangers lurking for both her and Noah will she be able to help or is she putting herself in grave danger?

Keeper of Secrets is unlike any book I have read before, possibly because I don’t recall reading a book featuring archaeology before. The plot is superb and had me rushing through the pages. It is an emotional roller coaster with suspense, intrigue, mystery, and thrilling moments in every chapter.

Aggie’s story is raw and if you are an emotional person you just might shed a few tears at her past too. I certainly felt sorry for her and really hoped that Cassie and Noah were able to help with her last dying wish.

This is a real adventure of a book. It is fast-paced and keeps you on your toes and the edge of your seat. I loved how there were plenty of subplots that weaved their way into the main, I also loved the opening scene from when Cassie was just eleven-years-old and being bullied at school, it set the story up perfectly and made you understand why Cassie was the way she was.

My second book by author Lynda Stacey and I now can’t wait for the next.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

Lynda Stacey

Lynda Stacey grew up in the mining village of Bentley, Doncaster, in South Yorkshire.

Her own chaotic life story, along with varied career choices helps Lynda to create stories of romantic suspense, with challenging and unpredictable plots, along with (as in all romances) very happy endings.

Lynda joined the Romantic Novelist Association in 2014 under the umbrella of the New Writers Scheme and in 2015, her debut novel House of Secrets won the Choc Lit Search for a Star competition.

She lives in a small rural hamlet near Doncaster, with her husband, Haydn, whom she’s been happily married to for almost 30 years.

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10 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    This sounds intriguing

  2. Tasha says:

    I went straight to Goodreads and added this to my TBR. Great review.

  3. Gemma says:

    The archeology aspect of this book really appeals to me too. Thanks for the great review.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

  4. Emma Mane says:

    Wonderful review. Looks amazing.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    That sounds like a great book!

  6. Megan | Ginger Mom & Company says:

    This would definitely have me on the edge of my seat. Great review! Thanks for the recommendation 🙂

  7. Robin Loves Reading says:

    Great review. Sounds good.

  8. Great review Stacey, this book looks and sounds absolutely amazing and fantastic. I’m really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.

  9. Kathy West says:

    Looks like a really good book.

  10. Finitha Jose says:

    Wow! Intriguing! Great review Stacey