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From Edgar Award winner Alex Marwood comes another gripping psychological thriller. When a child goes missing at an opulent house party, it makes international news. But what really happened to Coco Jackson?

Full Synopsis
Real estate mogul Sean Jackson is throwing himself a splashy fiftieth birthday party, but trouble starts almost immediately: His ex-wife has sent his teenage daughters to the party without telling him; his current wife has fired the nanny; and he's finding it difficult to sneak away to his mistress. Then something truly terrible happens: one of his three-year-old twins goes missing. No trace of her is ever found. The attendees of the party, nicknamed the Jackson Associates by the press, become infamous overnight.

Twelve years later, Sean is dead. The Jackson Associates assemble for the funeral, together for the first time since that fateful weekend. Soon the barbed comments and accusations are flying. By the end of the weekend, one will be dead. And one of Sean's daughters will make a shocking discovery.

“Compelling . . . Marwood delivers a gripping cautionary tale about how one person's dominating personality can infect those around him . . . Marwood's keen sense of suspense and observations of human fragility lead The Darkest Secret to a stunning finale." ---Associated Press

“[A] cruel and cunning mystery . . . Plot-twisting, mind-altering and monstrously funny.” ---New York Times

The Darkest Secret

A Novel

Author Alex Marwood

Narrated by Beverley A. Crick

Publication date Aug 30, 2016

Running time 13 hrs

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