Book Review : The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan 

They say that behind every great man, there’s a great woman, and behind London’s most powerful leaders, there stands only one—Alex Hyde, business coach par excellence. She’s the woman they turn to for advice and strategy when the pressure gets too much. So when Alex gets a call offering an unbelievable sum to discreetly manage a family member on the board of an esteemed Scottish whisky company, it’s business as usual. She can do this in her sleep. Only, she’s never met anyone like Lochlan Farqhuar before. CEO of Kentallen Distilleries, he’s also the son and heir of the company’s founder, and a man for whom there is no “no.” He’s a maverick, and Alex needs to get inside his head before he brings the company to its knees. But as she tasks herself with finding a way in, she finds that for once, she’s not the one in control. And when she stumbles across a chance discovery that changes everything, she’s suddenly not so sure she should be.

My Review 

I must say that this for me goes into Karen Swans Top 5 books ever written. It was that amazing! The research she did on the Whiskey industry and Islay where the book was set, was clearly evident. 

It was filled with well developed characters that progressed as the book went on. Lochlan being one of them. And I loved all the twists and turns and new suprises that kept popping up just when we thought she had revealed it all. 

Her books always have such depth and her characters so complex. Alex for me was the perfect lead character with her strong yet vulnerable personality. I was holding my breath on more than one occasion hoping things would turn out well for her, and just when it looked like it was, I was slapped with another twist. Sheer brilliance. 

For me this was a phenomenal read and one that I would highly recommend. It was definitely one of my best reads in a long time! 

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Taryn Leigh

Taryn Leigh is the Author of Perfect Imperfections, which is currently available from AmazonWaterstonesBarnes&Noble, Exclusive Books and where all good books are sold.


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Taryn Leigh is the Author of Perfect Imperfections, which is available worldwide. She lives in South Africa with her Husband, Son and two Cocker Spaniels.

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