Review: Her Darkest Secret by Jessica R. Patch

Her Darkest Secret was an absolutely chilling tale that kept me guessing from the very start of the story until the author revealed who was behind the serial killings that had haunted the Memphis area for years. This story is definitely not for the faint of heart as it deals with a very ruthless and vicious killer.

My favorite part of the book was seeing the connection between Asa and Fiona as they worked together again to try to catch Rhyme. Their broken marriage and the broken hearts each carried with them impacted how they interacted and created the perfect amount of romantic tension. Yet Asa was not the man he used to be. He was now a believer and was dating a truly kind woman who was also working the case. Fiona was not a believer and neither were the other members of the team. This felt very realistic to me.

The way the team ran the investigation was fascinating to me. I loved watching them go over the old cases and reinterview persons of interest. It was exciting to see certain clues fall into place. Yet, the author was adept at showing patterns and creating possibilities while also placing plenty of doubt about who could be the villain. I am so excited to read future books in this series!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


When a cold-case serial killer returns, FBI special agent Fiona Kelly has one last chance to stop him before he claims the prize he’s always wanted–her.

The sight of a goose feather at a murder scene modeled after a children’s poem is enough to make FBI special agent Fiona Kelly’s blood turn to ice. Almost two decades ago, a feather was left with her sister’s body–and with every subsequent victim of the Nursery Rhyme Killer. Now he’s back. Only this time, his latest gruesome murder is a message to the only one who ever got away: Fiona.

Finding “Rhyme” is an obsession that’s fueled Fiona’s career–and destroyed her marriage to fellow FBI agent Asa Kodiak. Now Fiona and Asa have to put their past tensions aside and work together one last time. But Rhyme is watching, and catching this killer may force Fiona to reveal her biggest, darkest secret…the one only he knows.



Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author, Jessica R. Patch is known for her dry wit and signature twists whether she’s penned a romantic suspense, a cold case thriller, or a small-town romance. When she’s not getting into fictional mischief with her characters, you can find her cozy on the couch in her mid-south home reading books by some of her favorite authors, watching movies with her family, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter “Patched In” at Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.


About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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1 Response to Review: Her Darkest Secret by Jessica R. Patch

  1. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    I enjoyed your review. Thank you for sharing. Sounds like a must read.

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