Some traditions need to stay buried

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This is a story that led me down a different path,
but it brought me so much joy and excitment writing it!  

It’s a little different read than my other books but I promise, you’ll love it!

I hope you enjoy the read!



This time would be different…

 Starla has gone from riches to rags time and time again, but this time she vowed she would turn her life around and stay out of trouble. So far, everything was going as planned.

In fact, life was good. She had a normal life with a new job and a new fiancé, but her foster mom warned her that when things looked too good to be true, you should probably turn the other way.

She should have listened to her mom.

When bodies start turning up in the gardens of her employer, Soil and Springs Landscaping, Starla and her fiancé are hauled into jail for questioning. The revelation of Starla’s secret, previous life and special skills make her a prime suspect. However her fiancé Donny has a few secrets of his own, as does Alexius, his ex wife, who also happens to be Starla’s boss.

Detective Spikes seems different from the other cops Starla has encountered but years of trauma have left her skeptical. Starla’s mom is doing everything she can to prove Starla’s innocence but everyone has secrets…

Is this Starla’s biggest con yet or is she caught in the con this time?

Lies and secrets collide in this page-turning suspense you won’t be able to put down, written by the NYT bestselling author who brought you The Patient and The Forgotten Ones.

“Dark, twisted and packed full of suspense, with a protagonist you’ll root for and creepy villains you’ll love to hate, The Perfect Secret is a diabolical, masterfully told tale. Steena Holmes certainly knows how to grip her readers from the very beginning, and keeps them guessing until the satisfying end. I loved every page and this book isn’t to be missed.”

Author Hannah Mary McKinnon

Bestselling Author of SISTER DEAR & THE REVENGE LIST