His Secret Child

Cole Baxter

I stand at my father’s funeral, tears rolling down my cheeks. Someone puts a hand on my shoulder, pulling me into a hug. As I look into the face of a woman I’ve never seen before, she whispers something that shatters my world. “He was my father too.”

Staring into the woman’s glassy gray eyes, I pray that she’s lying. I can’t believe that my steady, dependable father could do this to me. But a hush falls over my family as my ‘new sister’ Ava spills secrets about his hidden affairs and how he bought her silence. Now she’s finally free, she wants to be a part of the family.

But as my relatives welcome her with open arms, I’m certain something isn’t right. Details of her childhood keep changing. And I catch the way she looks at my fiancé, batting her long lashes and touching his well-toned arm. Can this woman be trusted? Does anyone else share my fears? Then, with a snide smile, away from the eyes of my family, she tells me that she knows my own dark secret.

I need to stay silent to keep myself safe. Until I find a crumpled white envelope in my father’s office that makes my blood run cold. What if my father’s death was no accident? Is Ava really here to join our family, or tear us apart?

Ava thinks she knows all my secrets, but she has no idea just how far I’d go to protect the people I love…

An utterly heart-pounding psychological thriller that will keep you turning pages into the night! For fans of The Doctor’s Wife, Behind Closed Doors and The Housemaid.

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Completely addictiveJaw-dropping… I was actually pacing around my house reading the last several chapters… If I could rate it more than 5 stars, I certainly would… The most gripping, edge-of-your-seat, breath-holding, tension-filled, and jaw-dropping book I’ve read.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A completely gripping, nerve-wracking, breathtaking, suspenseful, and addictive psychological thriller… will keep you on the edge of your seat… will make you wish to throw the book in the corner… there is one unexpected twist at the end that made me gasp for air as I would never guess it!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“An incredible read… absolutely riveting and thought provoking. I couldn’t put it down and I can’t stop thinking about it. I will never stop recommending this book.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This is a gripping wild ride of a read! It pulls you in from the first page and I read it in a few hours! Great read!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I love Cole Baxter. His books make me turn pages late into the night. This book is like being on a rollercoaster.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

So many twists you won’t be able to predict what comes next. You will be hooked on this book.” Jessica’s Book Biz, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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