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The Patient's Secret

A Novel

The Patient's Secret
Loreth Anne White By (author)
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Amazon/Brilliance Publishing

Limited ***

5.5 X 8.3 in
384 pg

FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological


Secrets worth dying—and killing—for, in a novel of suspense inspired by a horrific true crime by Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Loreth Anne White.

When the battered body of a female jogger is found beneath the cliffs of an idyllic coastal community, these perfect neighbors suddenly don’t seem so perfect…

Lily Bradley is a respected psychotherapist married to a distinguished professor. They live in a dream house with their two children in close-knit Story Cove. Lily lives a well-ordered life. Or so it seems. As a therapist, she knows everyone keeps things hidden. Even her.

Then sensual and free-spirited Arwen Harper rolls into town in her hand-painted VW van, her sixteen-year-old son riding shotgun. Overnight, Story Cove’s secrets are no longer safe. Because Arwen might know her new neighbors better than they know themselves.

Now someone is dead, and it looks like murder. Brutal and personal. The death invites the shrewd eye of Detective Rue Duval. Rue’s job is to expose secrets. But she’s also an expert at keeping them.

As the lives of three women become inexorably entwined, one thing is clear: when it comes to survival, ordinary people can do the most terrible things.


“[An] exceptional psychological thriller…White does a superb job keeping the reader guessing as she peels back the layers of a seemingly perfect family to reveal the shocking truth. Suspense fans will want to see more from this talented author.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Patient’s Secret is an intensely moving reading experience…Loreth Anne White is a writer at the top of her game, and it’s never been more evident than with this piece of work.” Mystery & Suspense

“White delivers a complex, multi-layered tale that will have readers stunned by the twists and turns in the plot.” —Criminal Element

The Patient’s Secret is a must-read for fans of true crime–inspired fiction. It’s so tightly plotted, the characters so fascinating, and the shocking secrets so expertly revealed that you won’t be able to put it down.” —Jess Lourey, Amazon Charts bestselling author

Author Bio

Loreth Anne White is an Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestselling author of thrillers, mysteries, and suspense, including Beneath Devil’s Bridge, In the Dark, The Dark Bones, and A Dark Lure. With well over two million books sold around the world, she is a three-time RITA finalist, an overall Daphne du Maurier Award winner, an Arthur Ellis Award finalist, and a winner of multiple industry awards. A recovering journalist who has worked in both South Africa and Canada, she now calls Canada home. She resides in the Pacific Northwest, dividing her time among Victoria on Vancouver Island, the ski resort of Whistler in the Coast Mountains, and a rustic lakeside cabin in the Cariboo. When she’s not writing or dreaming up plots, you’ll find her on the lakes, in the ocean, or on the trails with her dog, where she tries—unsuccessfully—to avoid bears. For more information on her books, please visit her website at