Gin Sullivan is back in her small hometown of Trumbull, Pennsylvania on an extended leave from her job at the Chicago medical examiner’s office and rekindling an old flame with her high school sweetheart, Jake. Gin is readjusting to life at home when Jake receives harrowing news early one morning. The new housing development his construction firm is building has caught fire and underneath one of the burnt homes is a dead body.
When the body is identified as a man who may very well be the violent offender who terrified Gin’s childhood town years ago, the pool of suspects broadens and it becomes a greater challenge to pinpoint his killer. Gin is determined to unearth old demons, hers included, but soon finds some people will kill to keep them buried.
Small town secrets cast daunting shadows in All the Secret Places , Anna Carlisle’s riveting second Gin Sullivan mystery.
|Publisher:||Crooked Lane Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Anna Carlisle lives in Northern California, where she teaches writing. This is her second Gin Sullivan mystery.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Last year I read and loved the first book in this series titled Dark Road Home. I've been impatiently waiting for this second book every since. I cannot tell you the last time that I read a book in one day....it hasn't happened yet this year until now. I started this book on a rainy Saturday morning and finished it late that night. That's how good this book was! There is just something about this author's books that absolutely suck me in. I couldn't stop reading even when I was trying to watch the Harry Potter marathon at the same time. There is something so real about these books and this small struggling town that is trying to get past the economic struggles it has been through. When you add to that strong main characters and a solid mystery it equals out to a really great read. One of my favorite things about this series is the characters. The author has managed to really bring them to life for me so I care about what happens to each of them. My one and only complaint with this book was that I didn't care for the Tucker storyline. I don't want to give anything away but I didn't care for his friendship with Gin at all. I did really appreciate that we got the chance to see more of Olive who played a small but important role in the first book. The mystery itself was really well done. I didn't have the slightest clue to who was behind it all until the very end. It made my reading experience that much more intense which is why I couldn't stop reading. The ending of this book wrapped everything up perfectly and left me wishing for the next book right now. I so enjoyed this book but it is going to be a long wait for book three! Overall I really, really enjoyed this book and have become such a huge fan of this series. Loving this book just as much as the first book means that this author has been added to my favorites list. I will reading everything she writes at this point because it is a rare event when a book compels me to read it in just one day. While you don't have to read this series in order, I would highly recommend that you do as reading this one first will basically spoil for you the mystery in book one. There are a lot of references to what happened in the previous book so it would be best to read the series in order. I would recommend this series to mystery and suspense fans alike. I highly recommend! Bottom Line: Finished this book in just one day...that should tell you all you need to know! Disclosure: I received a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley.
All the Secret Places by Anna Carlisle is the second tale in A Gin Sullivan Mystery series. Gin Sullivan is living back in Trumball, Pennsylvania with her boyfriend, Jake Crosby. In the early morning hours, Jake receives a phone call that the house is in building for Leon Archer is in on fire. While digging a fire break around the property, the fire fighters find a buried body. When Jake is suspected of torching the home, Gin sets out to prove his innocence once again. Gin gets hired to consult on the body which was found wearing an old military uniform. Who is this person and how long have they been deceased? Gin works with the abrasive Detective Bruce Stillman and the newly appointed Chief of Police Tuck Baxter to solve the crimes. All the Secret Places can be a standalone novel. The author rehashes Gin’s background (growing up in Trumball, her parents, what happened to her sister, her career, love life) and what occurred in Dark Road Home (in detail). The two mysteries have different levels of complexity. Readers will find one mystery easier to solve than the other (one might even surprise some people). I kept hoping there would be a twist to astonish me. Gin’s personal issues dominated the storyline (relationship drama). I quickly tired of Jake’s attitude and kept hoping Gin would ditch him for Tuck Baxter (I liked him). For a smart woman, Gin makes poor choices especially regarding her safety. I am amazed at how often she puts herself in perilous situations. I am giving All the Secret Places 3 out of 5 stars. I found All the Secret Places to be slow going in the beginning and a little long. It could have used some editing to increase the pace and tighten up the story. I wish there had been less repetition of the details surrounding the crimes (they kept repeating the same things over and over).