Monday, March 2, 2015


Brittany McEuen reviews SILVER LAKE SECRETS by Alison Stone.

Nicole Braun is back in the small town of Silver Lake. She left with her reputation in tatters and has reluctantly returned home to care for her grandmother. All Nicole wants now is to live a quiet life and provide a loving home for her son.

When it becomes clear that someone is out to harm Nicole, police chief Brett Eggert must step in. He isn’t sure what to believe. Has Nicole’s troubled past caught up with her? Is she trustworthy? Will he be able to handle the news that Nicole’s son is the nephew that he never knew existed?

Wow! I have to say that Silver Lake Secrets grabbed me from page one and was a book that I had trouble setting down! The story opened with Brett Eggert responding to a horrible accident, which really set the tension-filled pace for the rest of the book.

Both main characters were very appealing to me. Nicole faced daily prejudice because of her wild youth and her story really wrapped itself around my heart. I enjoyed hearing her account of the tragic event that occurred so many years earlier.

Brett Eggert was a great hero. Although he began the story with quite a grudge against Nicole, he was a man enough to listen to her side of things and not automatically assume she was guilty. He struggled to uncover the truth and had to juggle intensely emotional memories while he was at it.

The many unkind comments toward Nicole, and the unwillingness of some community members to accept that it is possible for a person to change added excellent tension to the story. Although I was on the right track to figuring out who the villain was, the author did indeed manage to surprise me. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Silver Lake Secrets.

About reviewer, Brittany McEuen:

I am a busy homeschooling mom to four children, ranging from kindergarten to high school. I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart and am an avid reader and book reviewer. I feature book reviews, giveaways, and occasional author interviews on my blog, Britt Reads Fiction. You can also connect with me on Pinterest and Goodreads.


  1. I enjoyed your review.. I certainly would like to read this one! Sounds like a page turner to me...
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  2. Thanks Deanna! It is one that I really enjoyed.

  3. Intriguing twist with the son/nephew ... makes me wonder how the author handles it with the romance element. Thanks, Brittany.

    1. Yep, it does add some more tension into the story.


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