"He’d do anything to protect his wife. But what if that meant making the biggest mistake of all?
James Casper is one of the good guys. A DEA agent. A loyal husband. With his sights set on the man at the top of the city’s opioid crisis, James is about to make the biggest bust of his career.
Then his beloved wife Rosie does something terrible, and James must choose: report it—or help her. He knows how this works, and he tells himself he’s smart enough to get away with murder. But James’s worst enemy knows what they have done—and he won’t hesitate to use it to manipulate him.
James is dragged into a dark and dangerous world. As events spiral and loyalties are tested, he realizes there’s only one way out. And that is to be even more ruthless than the people he’s working for.
Whatever happens, no matter how far he falls, at least he’ll still have Rosie.
“A masterly piece of writing, tightly delivered and played at an exhilarating pace. A compelling, addictive read and undoubtedly one of the best thrillers of 2021.” —Carol Wyer, USA Today bestselling author
“Ford masterfully combines sharp prose, compelling characters and a brilliantly twisted plot. I didn’t want this taut thriller to end.” —Polly Ho-Yen, author of Dark Lullaby
“Exactly how a reading experience should be: intense, visceral, and emotive…Martyn Ford has his own original voice, which captures you from the very first page to the last in this accomplished and exhilarating thriller.” —Jacqui Rose, author of Rival
“Tension builds as the story twists and turns. A thoroughly engrossing and well-paced thriller.” —J. B. Turner, bestselling author of the Jon Reznick Thriller series
“All Our Darkest Secrets is a terrific thriller, a mash-up of Ozark, Breaking Bad, and The Shield. Pacy and full of surprises.” —Tariq Ashkanani, author of Welcome to Cooper
From the Publisher
This is exactly the sort of book I want to be reading right now: something so enthralling that it takes me out of my day-to-day life entirely. It’s been a genuine pleasure to work on All Our Darkest Secrets, the second adult novel from the shiningly talented Martyn Ford.
What I love about this book is that it’s a classically compelling thriller that doesn’t sacrifice on character. I was just as engaged by James and Rosie’s fascinating relationship as I was by the fast-paced plot. Our protagonist, James, is drawn so skillfully and sensitively that he elevates this thriller into something complex and involving. The clever and gradual reveal of his complicated past subtly informs the high-octane present, and when he has to make an impossible choice about whether to report his beloved wife when she does something unforgivable, I really felt the pain of his dilemma.
From the moment I fell into the arresting first pages of this novel, I knew I had something special on my hands, and Martyn proves this resoundingly by carrying a twisty and satisfying storyline through to a breathtaking conclusion, while maintaining an incredible sense of atmosphere throughout. Martyn is a stunningly talented natural writer, and I can hardly wait to read what he delivers next. —Hannah Bond, Editor