The Secret

The Secret

A Shocking True Story of Adultery and Murder

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"May 1991. The location- a quiet seaside town. The scene- two bodies in a car filled with carbon monoxide. Police officer Trevor Buchanan and nurse Lesley Howell have apparently taken their own lives, unable to live with the pain of their spouses' affair with each other. Their adulterous pair - Sunday school teacher Hazel Buchanan and dentist Colin Howell - had met in the local Baptist Church. Following the apparent double-suicide, they continue their affair but later marry other people. A series of disasters in Howell's life - bereavement, financial disaster, sexual scandal - prompt him to divulge his darkest secrets to the elders of his church. He reveals that he and Hazel Stewart had conspired to murder their spouses nearly two decades earlier. That confession leads to two of the most sensational murder investigations ever seen in the UK, Howell's conviction for murder in December 2010 and Stewart's in March 2011. She continues to protest her innocence. The Secret is now a major ITV drama series starring James Nesbitt. Previously published as Let This Be Our Secret "
Publisher: [London] : Penguin Group, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2011.
ISBN: 9781844883905
Characteristics: xii, 292 pages ,8 unnumbered pages of plates :,colour illustrations, colour portraits ;,20 cm.
Alternative Title: Let this be our secret.

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Aug 23, 2017

What a wasted life, having an affair, and than the couple does a double murder of spouses to make it look like a suicide.
20 years later (2010), Howell confuses, and reveals Hazels part in it, even though they both are separated by this time. She also goes to jail for 18 yrs, but maintains her innocence today.
Why not just divorce, why murder there spouses and put so many through the loss of a parent, brother, and sisters.
They got what they deserved, and I believe that Hazel deserves to be in jail also.

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runningbeat thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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