Nina’s Got a Secret by Brian SmithBy Priscilla Johnson • Jan 18th, 2009 • Category: Book Review 2009 • Email This Post • Print This Post
Nina Arceneaux and Larry Dennison were different in every way. Nina, who grew up on her own in New Orleans, dreamed of a life like the rich and famous. Larry, who is a talented attorney, worked hard to care for his daughter. Larry and Nina had one thing in common – both lost a loved one on the same day. In Nina’s got a Secret, Brian Smith tells a story that will have readers talking long after they have finished reading.
Larry met Nina in a strip club and instantly fell in love with her. Nina liked Larry and the money he showered on her. When Larry asked her to marry him, Nina only saw what he could give her and her daughter. Shortly, after they married, Nina was involved in an accident that leads to a secret that would haunt her for days. To make matters worse, there was a witness. Should Nina tell Larry what happened and risk losing everything?
Smith writes a very interesting thriller that leaves readers asking themselves questions, many questions. It has a bit of mystery along with urban flare. As much as I hated Nina and the decisions she made, I sympathized with her dilemma. This is the first novel I have read by Smith and I will probably read others.
Reviewed by: Priscilla C. Johnson
African American Literature
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Priscilla Johnson is a single mom of a 12 year-old and guardian of two teen-age nephews, lives in Baltimore Maryland. Working full time as an Equal Opportunity Investigator, she enjoys spending her free time traveling to bookstores within the area to meet her favorite authors at book signings or helping to plan book events. Priscilla was given the nickname “BookManiac” by a co-worker who continues to laugh at her weekly delivery of books in the mail. She has been reviewing books for APOOO, A Place Of Our Own, for a little over eight months and she enjoys every minute. Besides reading, Priscilla enjoys walking, crocheting, or simply sitting on her balcony listening to the Creator.
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