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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Nicci French
  • ISBN:
    0141017627
  • ISBN13:
    978-0141017624
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  • Publisher:
    Penguin (2004)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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    1526 kb
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    1579 kb
  • Rating:
    4.6
  • Votes:
    181
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Secret Smile Nicci French When Miranda Cotton finds her boyfriend Brendan reading her diary, she breaks off the relationship. To Patrick and Norma.

Secret Smile Nicci French When Miranda Cotton finds her boyfriend Brendan reading her diary, she breaks off the relationship.

Nicci French is the author of the bestsellers Secret Smile, Land of the Living, The Red Room, Beneath the Skin, and Killing Me Softly, as well as two earlier books, The Memory Game and The Safe House, both published in England.

Nicci French is the author of the bestsellers Secret Smile, Land of the Living, The Red Room, Beneath the Skin, and Killing Me Softly, as well as two earlier books, The Memory Game and The Safe House, both published in England to great acclaim. Start reading Secret Smile (French, Nicci) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. You finish it. You think it's over. Miranda Cotton thinks she's put boyfriend Brendan out of her life for good.

Secret Smile is a British drama serial in two parts shown by ITV in December 2005

Secret Smile is a British drama serial in two parts shown by ITV in December 2005. It is set in Acton, London and is based on the Nicci French book of the same name, directed by Christopher Menaul and starring David Tennant, Claire Goose and Kate Ashfield. When Miranda (Kate Ashfield) meets attractive and confident Brendan (David Tennant), a seemingly harmless fling ensues. But her attempt at breaking it off with him leads to a passionate web of lies, deception and death.

Sean French and Nicci Gerrard return for their seventh Nicci French thriller, Secret Smile. This does not mean that I have an aversion to scary books. So long as the front door is locked and bolted, there is nothing I like more than a hardback with embossed gold letters and a noose on its cover. Rachel Cooke welcomes the new arrival. A little hot fear followed by the cooling balm of inevitable resolution.

Author: Nicci French. When Miranda Cotton finds her boyfriend Brendan reading her diary, she breaks off the relationship. When her sister phones her to tell her about her new boyfriend – Brendan – what began as an embarrassment becomes an infestation, and then even more terrifying than her worst nightmare.

By now, it's an open secret that "Nicci" is the husband-and-wife team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, although the jacket here maintains that there is a Nicci French living in. .But gender does become an issue with Secret Smile.

By now, it's an open secret that "Nicci" is the husband-and-wife team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, although the jacket here maintains that there is a Nicci French living in Suffolk and that "she is the author of six other bestselling novels". Previously, the team's writing has gleaned a solid male following. As with Rendell and (latterly) Mo Hayder, men are happy to read crime novels by women which are ready to confront the darker recesses of the human psyche.

You have an affair. You finish it. You think it's over. You're wrong. When Miranda Cotton gets home from work to find her new boyfriend, Brendan, reading her diary, she breaks off the relationship and throws him out of her flat. Two weeks later her sister, Kerry, phones. She's in love. She has a new boyfriend. His name is Brendan.

Cordanara
Every woman should be educated on how sociopaths operate. They, according to THE MASK OF SANITY, can fool anyone including psychiatrists, forensic analysts and in this novel even the police. Who should ABSOLUTELY KNOW BETTER. For you who have daughters I recommend you educate yourself and then educate them. Poor Miranda, NO ONE believed her! I knew almost from the first descriptive sentence that he was evil. How easily we are fooled! Aside from these comments I felt this was a good read and was completely blindsided with the ending! I gave this four stars because I couldn't believe how stupid the police presence was.
Addendum: I just found what looks like a very helpful book in addition to THE MASK OF SANITY. THE SOCIOPATH NEXT DOOR by Martha Stout. Available here at Amazon.
LONUDOG
I LOVE HER STYLE OF WRITING, I HAVE READ EVERYTHING SHE HAS WRITTEN. THIS IS DEFINATELY HER WORST BOOK. THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS ABOUT THE PLOT THAT WERE JUST PLAIN STUPID. IT WAS LIKE SOMETHING FROM JERRY SPRINGER. THREE WOMAN WHO ARE CLOSE TO EACH OTHER ALL GO OUT WITH THE SAME GUY. TWO OF THEM AGREE TO MARRY THIS GUY IN A MATTER OF WEEKS. THEN THE MAIN CHARACTER MIRANDA GETS TALKED INTO LETTING THIS PSYCHO MOVE IN WITH HER. WHEN THINGS GET REALLY BAD SHE DOESN'T EVEN TELL THEM TO MOVE OUT SHE IS THE ONE THAT MOVES. OK SO SHE FINALLY GETS THIS GUY OUT OF HER LIFE AND WHAT DOES SHE DO. TRACKS HIM DOWN AND PULLS HIM BACK INTO HER LIFE!! THEN THERE IS AN INCIDENT IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE THE POLICE LET THE LAWYER OF THE ACCUSED INTO HER CUBICLE TO YELL AT HER ABOUT WHAT A LIAR SHE IS. THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN. IT GOES ON AND ON. ALMOST EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PLOT IS RIDICULOUS. IF YOU WANT TO READ A REALLY GOOD BOOK BY HER GET "KILLING ME SOFTLY". I WOULDN'T BOTHER TO READ THIS ONE.
Damand
This book stays in your mind. It's a story about an average girl who meets what seems to be a nice guy. But he's not. Her situation spins so out of control that the reader thinks that there's no way she can get her life back to normal. If you've been, or know someone who is, in an abusive relationship - the story is chilling. The story reminds us all that there are truly evil people in the world, and that the next person we meet could be that person.

I recommend this book all the time, and pick up copies to give as gifts. It was one of the first I put on my Kindle. I DO NOT recommend the awful movie made from the book.
Clonanau
I enjoyed this book, but had real difficulty imagining a plot like this playing out in real life. A guy hopping around from lover to lover - all of whom happen to be in the same circle and it being accepted by family and friends seems a bit unbelievable. After a while the reader just finds him/herself waiting for a resolution. As an American some of the language required frequent usage of the dictionary to uncover special meanings. This is a decent read, but it just doesnt seem real. Fiction should have a grain of reality.
Gerceytone
This was a super creepy page turner. I was hooked from the first sentence. French knows how to build suspense and keep you engaged throughout. I have to say, though, that this novel didn't really stay with me after I finished it. It's a great airplane book or vacation book, but it doesn't have the depth of her Frieda Klein books. If you're looking for a fun thriller, though, this is it.
Lestony
The husband/wife writing team that is billed as "Nicci French" was the perfect team to construct this intense, shocking story of romantic obsession. Why? Well, because the two main characters are a man and a woman, and we get to know both of them very, very well. The double-gendered authors get the inner workings of both the male and female minds exactly right. The novel's gimmick is simple: after their break-up, one member of a young British couple begins to stalk, torment, and threaten the other--but exactly who is doing what to whom? That's a good question, and the answer (and the ultimate solution to the problem) will surprise and disturb you.

I've read all the Nicci French books now, and this hypnotic little gem is my hands-down favorite. You may never look at your loved ones in the same way again. Enjoy (but leave the lights on!).
Miromice
The book was well written, however the plot was disturbing because it was frustrating for the reader to know something bad was going to happen and the police seemed incapable of trusting the victims' requests for help.
I was annoyed by the stupidity of the characters. I don't mind reading books about imperfect people but the 'heroine' of the story and her family are just plain stupid.