When Hazel Nash was a young girl, her father Jack Nash posed a riddle to her about Benedict Arnold and his Bible. Jack Nash was the beloved host of The House of Secrets, a television conspiracy show, not unlike Meltzer's own Decoded tv show.
Now Hazel is an adult waking up in a hospital with more questions than answers. She was involved in a car crash that injured her brother, killed her father and left her with a devastating brain injury. She can't remember much of anything when an FBI agent shows up in her hospital room with photos from a gruesome murder that the agent believes might be connected to Hazel and her family. The murdered man was wearing a coat belonging to Hazel's father and also just so happened to have Benedict's Arnold's Bible stuffed into his chest. This sets Hazel on a quest to figure out what she has forgotten, who she was and as the bodies pile up, who is behind this madness.
Believe me, you won't want to put this book down. Full of suspense along with the perfect blend of character development and plot twists, The House of Secrets should be on your must read list. I hope there are plans for more books featuring Hazel Nash. She was a great leading lady.
I recommend following Brad Meltzer on Facebook and Twitter. He posts some great things and in addition to being a talented writer, he seems like a genuinely nice guy.
I received this book courtesy of Grand Central Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.