Reviews of Secret Lies

11 Jul


I’ve listed some of the reviews for my debut novel Secret Lies below. If you haven’t read my novel and aren’t entirely sure if it’s your cup of tea, feel free to read these reviews and see what they have to say about it.

If you have read the novel and would like to share your thoughts, I’d love to read them.

I’m also thrilled to announce that Secret Lies has won a Golden Crown Literary Society 2014 Award in the Young Adult category. This is an absolute dream come true.  All of the 2014 winners are listed on here:

Secret Lies received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Rainbow Awards. A judge had this to say…

“Brilliantly written book, Although this book deals with harsh physical abuse etc., it has such a positive undercurrent. As a reader I was really drawn in from the first second and wanted to reach out to the characters who conquered my heart. The writing was outstanding.”


Review received from a teen reader on 19th August 2014.

“Yeh its amazing its like one of them books where u get so engrossed that u feel for the characters and when i finish it im thinking what am i gonna do with my life now.”  –Self-proclaimed baby dyke and self-harmer, aged 14, on Secret Lies.

Here are the links to some of the blogs and interviews I’ve taken part in. ***Trigger Warnings***  The topics of self-harm and abuse are discussed.

Thanks for reading!


Book cover

14 Responses to “Reviews of Secret Lies”

  1. Maryam Dinzly August 18, 2014 at 8:35 AM #

    I’m interested in reading this book! 🙂

    • authoramydunne August 18, 2014 at 6:41 PM #

      I hope you enjoy the book. I’d love to hear your thoughts. 🙂

  2. manon spijker August 19, 2014 at 7:28 PM #

    I guess it would be a nice book :3

    • authoramydunne August 20, 2014 at 8:08 AM #

      You guess correctly–although I’m slightly biased. 😉

  3. Denise Z August 19, 2014 at 10:09 PM #

    Nice to meet you. I just came across your work over at Pretty Little Pages and have added to my TBR. The Christmas book also looks like it is going to be fun 🙂

    • authoramydunne August 20, 2014 at 8:07 AM #

      Hi Denise. Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment. Secret Lies is a gritty YA novel that explores self-harm, abuse, but also the amazing experiences and feelings that come with discovering first love. I really hope you enjoy it and I’d love to hear your thoughts.

      Season’s Meetings is due for release this December by Bold Strokes Books. It’s totally different to Secret Lies. This novel is a festive romcom and I can’t wait for people to read it. It also stars our very own Cairn Terrier, Kimmy in the story and on the front cover. (She’s turned into a diva now that she’s famous.) 😉

  4. Joseph Hawkshaw August 20, 2014 at 3:55 PM #

    Looks like a very good book.

    • authoramydunne August 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM #

      Thank you, Joseph. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but those who do like it feel passionate about it. 🙂

  5. Kimberly Mayberry August 20, 2014 at 3:56 PM #

    Secret Lies sounds like a great read! I added it to my wish list! 🙂

    • authoramydunne August 20, 2014 at 5:22 PM #

      Thank you, Kimberly. I really hope you enjoy it and I’d love to hear your thoughts. 🙂

  6. Bonny McDevitt August 21, 2014 at 11:43 PM #

    This book sounds amazing!

  7. Talina Roma August 26, 2014 at 10:27 PM #

    Seems like an interesting book 🙂

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