Deadly Secrets by OMJ Ryan

I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the Deadly Secrets book tour! Thank you so much to Emma Welton of Damppebbles blog tours for letting me be a part of this. Although this review of Deadly Secrets is as part of the tour the thoughts are my own. 


Millionaire Marty Michaels had the perfect life — until he found a dead girl in his bathroom.

For twenty years, superstar radio host Marty Michaels has used his vast fame and power to make or break the careers of celebrities and politicians.

But Marty discovers that power comes at a price when he wakes in a strange hotel room and finds a murdered girl in the bathroom. He’s been setup. Someone wants to destroy him.

Desperate to clear his name, Marty is propelled into a dark world of danger, corruption and depravity, and with the media world he once ruled now baying for his blood — the hunter has become the hunted.

Not knowing who to trust, or where to turn, Marty fights alone against a powerful criminal network as he tries to save his reputation, his job…and his life.

My review of Deadly Secrets

This is a very fast paced book focusing on the famous Radio DJ Marty, famed for his ability run trials by media on his show. Suddenly his world comes crashing down around him and his life’s work is only making his fall from grace harder.

I enjoyed this book thoroughly. At all times the book kept me guessing, when I was correct the plot point turned out to be minor and I completely didn’t see the bigger ones coming. Some points it was like you were Marty, not knowing who to trust and where to go, it certainly kept me on my toes.

Deadly Secrets in set in Manchester which I have spent a great deal of my time so hearing about familiar streets made the story feel so real. Ryan used a mixture of real and fictional places for the story, this didn’t change the impact of the plot.

Ryan included a real depth to the characters, including the lead, Marty. This didn’t mean that I particularly liked the characters. I found Marty to be very self centered, demanding and entitled but I think that this helped develop the character arc.  

If you like a good, fast paced crime book I think this is the one for you. Especially if you have links to Manchester, it really does make the story come to life. I will be definitely recommending this one.

About OMJ Ryan:

Hailing from Yorkshire, OMJ Ryan worked in radio and entertainment for over twenty years, collaborating with household names and accumulating a host of international writing and radio awards. In 2018 he followed his passion to become a full-time novelist, writing stories for people who devour exciting, fast-paced thrillers by the pool, on their commute – or those rare moments of downtime before bed. Owen’s mission is to entertain from the first page to the last.


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Please let me know if you have read it and what your favourite crime book is!

I was sent Deadly Secrets to review as part of the book tour, my comments are my own.  

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