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The House of Secrets

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<p><em>A secret worth killing for.<br /> A woman with no past.<br /> An act of treason that changed America.</em></p> <p><strong>#1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with</strong></p> <p><strong>THE HOUSE OF SECRETS</strong></p> <p>When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel's father is Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets. </p> <p>Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad's tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse. </p> <p>Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. But she can't remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad-and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold.</p> <p>Back at her house, Hazel finds guns that she doesn't remember owning. On her forehead, she sees scars from fights she can't recall. Most important, the more Hazel digs, the less she likes the person she seems to have been.</p> <p>Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel Nash needs to figure out who killed this man-and how the book wound up in his chest. The answer will tell her the truth about her father, what he was really doing for the government-and who Hazel really is. Mysteries need to be solved. Especially the ones about yourself.</p>

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A secret worth killing for.
A woman with no past.
An act of treason that changed America.

#1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with

THE HOUSE OF SECRETS

When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel's father is Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets.

Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad's tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse.

Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. But she can't remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad-and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold.

Back at her house, Hazel finds guns that she doesn't remember owning. On her forehead, she sees scars from fights she can't recall. Most important, the more Hazel digs, the less she likes the person she seems to have been.

Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel Nash needs to figure out who killed this man-and how the book wound up in his chest. The answer will tell her the truth about her father, what he was really doing for the government-and who Hazel really is. Mysteries need to be solved. Especially the ones about yourself.

A secret worth killing for, a woman with no past, and an act of treason that changed America: #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with The House of Secrets.

"When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel's father is Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets.

Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad's tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse.

Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. But she can't remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad -- and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold.

Back at her house, Hazel finds guns that she doesn't remember owning. On her forehead, she sees scars from fights she can't recall. Most important, the more Hazel digs, the less she likes the person she seems to have been.

Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel Nash needs to figure out who killed this man -- and how the book wound up in his chest. The answer will tell her the truth about her father, what he was really doing for the government -- and who Hazel really is. Mysteries need to be solved. Especially the ones about yourself."

Specifications

Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
368
Author
Brad Meltzer, Tod Goldberg
Title
The House of Secrets
ISBN-13
9781455559497
Publication Date
June, 2016
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.25 x 6.50 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10
1455559490

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The House of Secrets
One of the best books I've read in a long time. I recently sat down for three hours reading it because it kept me engaged and extremely interested.
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A car accident renders...
A car accident renders a young woman unconscious and her father dead. When she awakens, her memory is gone. In retrieving her self, she finds her past. I found this kind of boring. I love this author, but felt let down this time.
Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
The House of Secrets
One of the best books I've read in a long time. I recently sat down for three hours reading it because it kept me engaged and extremely interested.
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars
A car accident renders...
A car accident renders a young woman unconscious and her father dead. When she awakens, her memory is gone. In retrieving her self, she finds her past. I found this kind of boring. I love this author, but felt let down this time.
One of the best books I've read in a long time. I recently sat down for three hours reading it because it kept me engaged and extremely interested.
A car accident renders a young woman unconscious and her father dead. When she awakens, her memory is gone. In retrieving her self, she finds her past. I found this kind of boring. I love this author, but felt let down this time.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

The House of Secrets

One of the best books I've read in a long time. I recently sat down for three hours reading it because it kept me engaged and extremely interested.

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Brad Meltzer

Love his books

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I received this audiob...

I received this audiobook free from Hachette Audio in exchange for an honest review. The host of a popular TV show about conspiracies and well-known mysteries appears to be involved in a conspiracy himself, something about Benedict Arnold's Bible. His daughter, Hazel, and son, Skip, may also be involved but Hazel is having issues with her memory after being injured in a car accident. This is a well-written political thriller full of action, twists and turns, and surprises with excellent character and plot development. There are conspiracy theories, moral dilemmas, and evil characters. The action never quits. I loved the character Butchie, Hazel's skydiving pal and trusted friend. Scott Brick and January LaVoy are the best. They do a great job as they narrate and interpret the text. I never tire of listening to them. This is a keeper and I look forward to listening to more audiobooks by Scott Meltzer.

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We are introduced to H...

We are introduced to Hazel Nash an anthropologist whose father is the famous Jack Nash a TV personality that investigates mysteries and conspiracy theories. The family on the surface is neck deep in show business and mystery solving. Even the older son Skip, is a pop / teen movie star. But question is, is that all they are involved in? Jack has who taken Skip to all the worlds hots spots. Suddenly stops doing that, and even more suddenly cancels his show in the middle of a near life long search for Benedict Arnold's bible. There is a car crash in which Jack Nash dies, and Hazel is injured and wakes up with amnesia. While Hazel is recovering her health and her memory , she is questioned by a man working for a unit of the FBI asking her about her father and a corpse dressed in a revolutionary war uniform with Benedict Arnold's bible sewn into its chest. In the next few weeks more bodies in the same condition are found in various parts of the world. Why is this happening? What are the connections between the Nash family, the bodies, Benedict Arnold, and the mysterious unit of the FBI? Was Benedict Arnold the true villain history makes him out to be? These are the core questions of this novel.I enjoyed this mystery that combines elements of contemporary conspiracy paranoia, show business, personalities and historical fiction. If you are a newbie to this genre of literature this book and author are a good place to start. None of the characters are what they seem to be. Trying to solve this mystery will keep you involved in the story until the very last page.

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

Fast-moving and twisti...

Fast-moving and twisting, this is a wonderful ride of a book. There were moments where I was sure Meltzer and Goldberg wouldn't possibly bring everything together, the various threads seemed to be so far-reaching, or that the whole of it would feel forced and contrived with what would have to happen to make things come together. And yet, as the book kept going, it was harder and harder to put down, and each twist made perfect sense while also being something of a surprise--in other words, each twist and each development was just what you'd want in a fast-moving book of mystery, murder, and suspense. All told, I wasn't at all disappointed. I'd have liked the main character to be a little bit less over-the-top, but still, I liked her, and that's a small wish for a book that brings together so many various elements, and so tightly. Certainly, I'd recommend it to readers of suspense/thrillers and mysteries. And, certainly, I'll read any further collaborations from these two authors.


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