Dirty Little Secrets (Paperback)

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'Dark, funny, well-plotted, sinister. Superb' WILL DEAN


Guilt lies close to home . . .

In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people's lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege - the residents have it all. Life is good.

There's just one problem.

Olive Collins' dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they're shocked at the discovery but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight.

The police start to ask questions and the seemingly flawless façade begins to crack. Because, when it comes to Olive's neighbours, it seems each of them has something to hide, something to lose and everything to gain from her death.



'Loved, loved, loved' Caz Frear

'Sensational' Chris Whitaker

'I absolutely loved it' Liz Nugent

'You certainly look at your neighbours with fresh eyes after reading this' Yours

About the Author

Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking television series Taken Down and she's now working on multiple European television projects. Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.

Praise For…

An engrossing and compelling story that will have you reading well into the night as you keep telling yourself, "just one more chapter"—My Weekly

A fabulously entertaining whodunit, with a sly wit and a wonderful detective duoSunday Mirror

Fans of Desperate Housewives will love this . . . a real page-turnerWoman's Weekly

Wonderfully drawn characters and more secrets and motives than you can shake a stick at. Loved, loved, lovedCaz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies

Irish crime fiction's current hot-ticket... busy, imaginative, cleverly structured and zippily-pacedIrish Independent

Dark, funny, well-plotted, sinister. Superb

Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

[An] Agatha Christie-esque and emotion-charged locked-estate mystery

Sunday Sport

[A] sophisticated new crime novel—Sunday Times

It'sa winning combination of locked room (or in this case locked estate) mystery and incisive social commentarySinead Crowley, author of One Bad Turn

This is a winner in my book—Woman’s Way, Book of the Week

Spain conjures up a brilliant setting for this murder mystery, with a fantastically imagined cast of characters—Emily Koch, author of If I Die Before I Wake

She's absolutely hit her strideBooks Ireland

A book to sink into with a cast of characters you'll genuinely care about... completely memorable... a gorgeous readDervla McTiernan

Dirty Little Secrets has got a real touch of Murder on the Orient Express about it - a closed room mystery filled with nasty people and abundant motives. A real page-turnerAraminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty

Sensational. . . taut and claustrophobic, wickedly plotted and laced with the kind of dark humour that lifts Jo Spain to the top of my reading pile every single time—Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks

Loved it! Fabulous characters, superbly written, twists, turns ends with a punchAmanda Jennings, author of The Cliff House

An intriguing Rubik's Cube of a book that kept me turning the pages to get to the truth. So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved itLiz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver

Has you addicted from the very first page. I found it impossible to put downMichelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend

Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision—JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before

Try if you liked Our House by Louise Candlish . . . a very intelligent whodunnitBest

Deliberately evocative of classic Golden Age mysteries... the novel is deliciously cynical in tone—Irish Times

You certainly look at your neighbours with fresh eyes after reading thisYours
Product Details
ISBN: 9781787474338
ISBN-10: 178747433X
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication Date: March 15th, 2022
Pages: 416
Language: English