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Review of All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris

All Her Little Secrets shines when Ellice Littlejohn wrests control of her increasingly dangerous circumstances and when racial issues are explored. Despite some implausible details, the Atlanta-set mystery is a fast-paced read.

A faction of my book club attends (virtually, the past couple of years) our local Library Foundation's fundraising event, in which authors read from and speak about their recent books, and we try to read a couple of these books in the following year.

All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris is one of our picks from last year's event, and because it's a fast-paced mystery, it seemed like a great summer read.

In the story, Ellice Littlejohn is coping with the challenges of being a Black female lawyer in what seems like an Atlanta company that is increasingly hostile to women and minorities.

Ellice never said she was perfect, but as her professional and personal lives begin to unravel in dramatic fashion, Ellice's past mistakes threaten to destroy everything she's worked so hard to build. And she's not about to allow that to happen.

Some of the plot elements and resolutions felt far-fetched, but All Her Little Secrets shines when Morris examines racial issues and when she allows Ellice to wrest control of her increasingly complicated, potentially deadly situation. Morris offers some revenge-fantasy satisfaction, but there are some grave casualties in the world of our main protagonist in this Atlanta-set mystery.

Do you have any Bossy feelings about this book?

Like her main protagonist, Wanda M. Morris is an attorney.

Her second book, Anywhere You Run, is scheduled for publication in October 2022.