Did you read Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier and want to discuss spoilers? Then you are in the right place! Let’s get to it!
Synopsis: Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They’re admired in their community and are a loving family. Up until the day Sebastian is taken.
A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak.
The only thing keeping her going is the unlikely chance that one day Sebastian reappears. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding him, she discovers another secret.
Spoiler Discussion and Plot Summary for Little Secrets
So, I loved the twists and turns in this one!! Let’s review all the twists and turns of the book.
Plot Summary for Little Secrets
The opening is heartbreaking – Marin is at a Seattle market with her young son. She lets his hand go for a few seconds to respond to a text from her husband, Derek. In those few minutes, Sebastian disappears.
A year later, Sebastian is still missing. The private investigator Marin hired to look into the case tells Marin she needs to talk to her. No, her son hasn’t been found.
She wants to tell Marin her husband is having an affair. Whoa!!
Marin becomes obsessed with McKenzie, the young woman her husband is cheating with, following her on Instagram and even staking out her workplace.
Marin starts leaning on her close friend (and former boyfriend/hookup) Sal.
She asks Sal if he can help her find a hit man.
I mean, that is what I would do, but I was surprised when Marin did that! Were you?
But there’s more!
We then learn that McKenzie is pulling some sort of con on Derek along with a guy named JR.
Marin actually takes out a hit on McKenzie. Whoa – plot twist!
Spoilers for the ending of Little Secrets
But in the end, “JR” is actually Sal.
Yes, Sal and JR are the same person.
Sal was comforting Marin at the same time he’s scheming with McKenzie.
What happened to Sebastian in Little Lies?
Sal kidnapped Sebastian because his mom needed money – she has been taking care of Sebastian all this time.
Sal sent a ransom note to Derek which Derek didn’t tell Marin about. (I can’t remember why that was – if you know, drop me a comment!)
Sal thought that when he set up Marin with a hit man, she’d put out a hit on Derek, not McKenzie.
Sal always loved Marin and wanted to be with her.
After Sebastian was found and reunited with Marin, Sal died by suicide.
Marin has crap taste in men.
Her old boyfriend and now close friend kidnapped her son? Watched her suffer horribly for an entire year?
Then her husband withheld information about the kidnapping AND cheated on her???!!!
This was a LOT of betrayal in one book, but I really loved all the twists and turns.
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