Ann Tatlock is one of my favorite Christian fiction authors. I have been reading her books for several years. Every Secret Thing is the first of Ann’s books to receive a five-star rating. I absolutely loved the book! Here is my GoodReads book review.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Public library copy.
The Prologue is wonderful! I love this book from the Prologue straight through to the Epilogue! The story, the point of view, the characters, the setting, the plot, the layers, the theme — all excellent. I have nothing to say… nothing about the writing.
I will tell you how the book affected me. The Prologue drew me in. It is fabulous. The book is in first person, and sounds like the author is talking to the reader. After I read the Prologue I tweeted Ann about loving the book. She replied, “I’m so glad! The setting of that book is the school I attended in the 70s and much of it is true. Many fond memories.”
With that in mind the story jumped off the pages to me. She uses several memorable characters to portray truths, to explore emotions, and to develop relationships which are stronger than blood. There is as much depth to the book as the reader is willing to explore. It makes the reader examine his own self … trying not to be technical or spoil the story.
I just loved every bit of it. Clearly a five-star favorite. Thanks, Ann!