Tell Me Your Secrets

By Mel McGrath

Praise for Mel McGrath’s Two Wrongs:

’The perfect read’ B A PARIS
’Deliciously disturbing’ ANN CLEEVES

She knows everything. She’ll stop at nothing.

A devastating loss
When Meg and Marc lost their daughter, their family collapsed in on itself. Nobody could understand the trauma that they carried so it made sense when they turned to a therapist, Janette to help process their grief.

A new start
Desperate for some distance from their grief, they relocate to a small town where they know no one. They’re sure it’s a happy coincidence that Janette has moved there too, and at first it feels reassuring to have a friendly face nearby.

A past that won’t be silenced
But in those dark, desperate days after the accident, they shared everything with her. Secrets they haven’t even told each other. And it seems Janette doesn’t want to just be their therapist anymore. Or even their friend…

Dark, sharp and sinister, this novel will make you question those whom you trust most, and the final twist will shock you to your core.

Format: Hardcover
Release Date: 12 Dec 2023
Pages: 432
ISBN: 978-0-00-833688-2
Mel McGrath is an Essex girl, the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling family memoir Silvertown. She won the John Llewellyn-Rhys/Mil on Sunday award for Best Writer Under 35 for her first book, Motel Nirvana. She has published three Arctic mysteries featuring the Inuit detective Edie Kiglatuk under the name MJ McGrath, the first of which, The Boy in the Snow, was shortlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger.In the last year she has been one of the founders and moving lights of the website Killer Women, which has rapidly established itself as one of the key forums for crime writing in the UK.


”'This roller-coaster read will have you hooked” - Closer

”'This well-crafted, chilling tale of guilt and innocence has a compelling moral anchor” - Woman

”'Lots of twists and turns in this toxic thriller.” - Hello!

”'A dextrously written thriller and examination of guilt and innocence…[McGrath is] a diamond-hard talent” - Financial Times

”'McGrath excels in creating believably flawed characters, and her masterful control of suspense and pacing make for a psychological thriller that is both perceptive and disturbing” - Guardian

”'Unsettling, disturbing and vital. 5*” - Heat

”'Exploring guilt and innocence through several dark distinct perspectives, Cassie becomes a compelling moral anchor in this well-crafted and chilling tale” - Woman’s Own

”'Easily the best [of the subgenre]…psychologically acute and deeply satisfying” - Telegraph

”'Perceptive…McGrath is a thoughtful writer” - Daily Mail

”'Utterly compelling right from the start…a deeply unsettling look at modern sexual behaviour and bystander culture” - Crime Monthly

”'Chilling, fiendishly plotted and surprising, this stayed with me long after reading” - Woman & Home

”'Absorbing … McGrath asks: should it be a crime to witness a violent event, and say nothing?” - The Times

”'Brimming with trust issues and deceit, this will make you question whether we ever know who our friends really are” - Prima

”'A clever, nuanced exploration of toxic friendship and the ties that bind people together” - Red

”'Dark, thrilling, impossible to predict” - Erin Kelly, author of He Said She Said

”'A scorching, clever thriller” - Tammy Cohen, author of They All Fall Down

”'A dark and immersive journey into the heart of a toxic friendship group. I loved it.” - Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange