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Deadly Secrets

What unspeakable truths lurk beneath the lies?

by H.R. Kemp



Deadly Secrets is an Australian Political Conspiracy Mystery/Thriller

Can ordinary people thwart a powerful conspiracy?


Shelley Ormond’s life is about to change forever. Her friend, a young refugee, dies suddenly and the federal police have shrouded her case in secrecy. Shelley has never been bold, but she will have to break the rules and jeopardise her safe, public service career to learn the truth.


Her new friend Adrian, a medical researcher, is studying a mystery illness in outback communities. Young children are falling fatally ill, but there’s no obvious cause although suspicious mining activity in the area is worth investigating.


Shelley delves deeper and is drawn into a sinister world of police cover-ups, organised crime and corporate greed. If she obeys the law, the powerful can go on breaking it.


The stakes are high, and the treacherous schemers will do anything to keep their deadly secrets. Lives don’t matter, not even hers.


Can they expose the plot before more lives are lost?

Will the formidable and ruthless forces behind the conspiracy stop them?


Amazon reviews say:

"A page-turner";

"It's refreshing to read something that tackles current affairs and politics head-on...It kept me hooked";

"This intricate socio-political thriller takes the reader through a mind spinning myriad of mystery and intrigue while generating a delicious palate of both likeable and detestable characters."

Reader's Favourite review: (click here to see original review)

"a political thriller that will keep you on your toes...You care about Shelley because she is someone you could know in your life, and you want to get to the bottom of things right along with her. Kemp's style is magnetic, and you find yourself going deeper into the plot of immigration, cover-ups, conspiracy, and things carried out behind the scenes...For a page-turning conspiracy thriller, seize your copy of Deadly Secrets by H.R. Kemp today.
Tammy Ruggles for Reader's favourite

Other Publications (Fledglings: An Anthology is available for free - check it out below.)

When Stars Will Shine - an Anthology.

My short story is published in this anthology.  The money from sales goes to charity, Help for Heroes (UK).

The Writers' and Readers' Magazine

I have short stories published in Sept/Oct 2020, Jan 2020 and Oct 2019.

Fledglings: An Anthology features one of my short stories. Get it for free from Smashwords. It has a selection of Australian short stories.

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