BOOK REVIEW: Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter


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Goodreads Blurb:

Emotionally guarded Daphne Amos always believed she’d found a kindred spirit in her fiancé, Heath. Both very private people, they’ve kept their pasts hidden from the world, and each other, until Heath’s escalating nightmares begin to put an undeniable strain on their relationship. Determined to give their impending marriage the best chance of succeeding, Heath insists that Daphne join him on a seven-day retreat with Dr. Matthew Cerny, a psychologist celebrated for getting to the root of repressed memories. Daphne reluctantly agrees—even though the past is the last place she wants to go.

The retreat’s isolated and forbidding location increases her unease, as do the doctor’s rules: they must relinquish their keys and phones, they’ll be monitored at all hours by hidden cameras, and they’re never to socialize with the other guests.

One sleepless night, Daphne decides to leave her room…and only then does she realize that the institute is not at all what it seems—and that whatever’s crying out from Heath’s past isn’t meant to be heard. It’s meant to be silenced.

My Thoughts:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5

Every Single Secret is another wonderfully atmospheric and gothic novel from the great Emily Carpenter! I thoroughly enjoyed The Weight of Lies and while I didn’t like this one {quite} as much, I still really liked it.

Every Single Secret is about a young woman named Daphne and her fiance Heath. Heath ends up talking Daphne into a couple’s retreat in the mountains of Georgia when he starts having terrible nightmares. Neither of them have been honest with each other about their backgrounds and all will be revealed in this secluded home in the mountains. The creep factor is very high, and the home is exceptionally gothic.

I did find the blurb to be a bit misleading so I recommend going into this book blind like I did. Most of it is accurate, but not all in my opinion. Maybe it’s just me, but I still recommend going into this one blind. If you like this author’s other books I think you will like this one.

Final Thought: I read this book in a little over a night so it was definitely an addictive read for me. I know this book won’t be for everyone, and some people may find it a little slow. However, for me the pace was on point and I loved that the book jumps around between past and present so we got to know Daphne’s story that way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that likes atmospheric, gothic novels with twists! And as always, I can’t wait to read the next book by Carpenter.

Every Single Secret in 3-ish words: Creepy, Atmospheric, & Suspenseful

Thank you so much to Lake Union Publishing / Amazon Publishing for sending me a review copy of this book! All opinions are my own.

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