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Review: The Royal Secret


Title: The Royal Secret

Author: Lucinda Riley

Release Date: May 21, 2019

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Keeping secrets is a dangerous game. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five, he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, it could rock the English establishment to its core. Joanna Haslam, an up-and-coming reporter, is assigned to cover the legendary actor’s funeral, attended by glitzy celebrities of every background. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind—the contents of which many have been desperate to keep concealed for over seventy years. As she peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret, she realizes that she’s close to uncovering something deadly serious—and the royal family may be implicated. Before long, someone is on her tracks, attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And they’ll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does. Full of salacious scandal, shocking twists, and captivating romance, and written in Lucinda Riley’s signature “vividly drawn and lushly atmospheric” (RT Book Reviews) prose, The Royal Secret is “a full-throttle escapist adventure”

My Review: From the description of this book I was expecting a lot more action. There were a few exciting incidents but for the most part I was bored while reading this. I was initially intrigued and hoped for a much quicker pace. It moved so slowly though that I kept putting it down and my interest in picking it back up waned pretty early on. There were a few good things about the book though. I liked the characters and found the writing to be easy to read.

*I received this book from Atria Books in exchange for an honest review*

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