The reader reviews rolling in over at Amazon are continuing to be kind to me. Five stars across the board. That’s better than Moby Dick. It’s got an average of four. But, it’s also SUPER-BORING.
Anyhooters, check out some of what’s been said below…
This collection is an emotional rollercoaster. I laughed a lot, cried a little, then laughed myself to tears. The book is addictive, so pick up a copy and carve out some time, because you won’t be able to put it down.
I have a process when I read books. Simple first come first serve.
Short of reading maybe a page here or there, I stick to it. When I picked up Secrets & Lies, I immediately caved and read the first story. Feeling guilty, I returned to the book who had dutifully waited it’s turn. Not unlike the sensation that I’ve left the stove on, S&L itched at my brain, breaking my routine one day at a time.
It won of course.
Not only did it win, it may have ruined other books for me. I keep picking out stories and re-reading them. I fear my process will never recover.
It was completely worth it.
I’ve read versions of many of these shorts before and yet I found myself completely sucked in to each and every story, even upon my 2nd or 3rd read. It’s a fantastically well written and varied collection from a new author and I can’t wait to read what comes next.
When my copy of secrets and lies arrived, I had to wrestle it from my wife’s hands. She saw the cover and wanted first crack at the stories. We compromised and ever since then I get one chapter at a time, and then it’s her turn to read it. At first I was a bit irritated by this, but then I realized we had something new to talk about. Thanks Josh Gross, you have brought my wife and I closer than before!