The House of Secrets

The House of Secrets

by Brad Meltzer, Tod Goldberg

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A secret worth killing for.
A woman with no past.
An act of treason that changed America.

#1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with

When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel's father is Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets.

Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad's tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse.

Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She's told she's been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. But she can't remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad-and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold.

Back at her house, Hazel finds guns that she doesn't remember owning. On her forehead, she sees scars from fights she can't recall. Most important, the more Hazel digs, the less she likes the person she seems to have been.
Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel Nash needs to figure out who killed this man-and how the book wound up in his chest. The answer will tell her the truth about her father, what he was really doing for the government-and who Hazel really is. Mysteries need to be solved. Especially the ones about yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455559480
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 117,233
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction (History Decoded), advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), children's books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even graphic books (Justice League of America). He is also the host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer's Lost History on H2. He currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at You can also see what he's doing right now at and on Twitter @bradmeltzer.

Tod Goldberg is the author of several novels, including Gangsterland, a finalist for the Hammett Prize; Living Dead Girl, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and the popular Burn Notice series. He lives in Southern California where he directs the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts at UC Riverside. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @todgoldberg or visit him daily at



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Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University

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The House of Secrets 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book, but Hazel definitely stole the show. Really hoping she gets her own series. It was nice to see a glimpse of Beecher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started this book and it has not grabbed me at all. Boring, doesn't make much sense. I appreciated the reviews from other readers as they have convinced me to not waste anymore time on this book. I have enjoyed ALL of his other books and was looking forward to this new one.
MiketheMarine More than 1 year ago
A major disappointment. Definitely not one of Mr Meltzer's finest efforts. The only reason I kept reading was out of curiosity to see where he was going with the plot. He never got there.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Well done Mr. Meltzer. Well done.
bmamca36 More than 1 year ago
Interesting Plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just enjoy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story telling. I enjoyed it immensely. Left me wanting another story with these characters!
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Brad Meltzer delivers another super entertaining, fast read that deals with family drama, emotions, mystery, and American history. The novel's mysteries are good and their resolution is good. There are some medical.....anomalies that seemed like a MacGuffin but was tolerable. The main character could have been fleshed out some more as we're given an insight into her thoughts but not how she arrived there. The ending left me unsatisfied slightly but this is just nit-picking. The book kept me entertained and that's the goal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm always up for a good thriller, love the whole spy vs spy thing...this book has a great story, excellent characters, and a tempo that makes it hard to put down...highly recommend you give a chance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is that I don’t care for the back & forth time jumps. But that’s his style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple and not complicated. Not real exciting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Off to an interesting albeit confusing start. Just not quite sure that I want to finish this one or start reading something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. The twists and turns are so well done you won't figure out the ending until it hits you.
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KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Hazel and Skip Nash have always lived in the shadow of their famous father. A father who spent a majority of their lives on television trying to crack the mysteries and conspiracies of the United States. In the first chapter of the book, their father dies and they spend the rest of the book finding out how it happened and learning more about their father than they ever knew. This book was definitely one of those conspiracy theories were you have to read closely to make sure you don't miss anything. I love these books every so often because it really stretches my brain to catch all the details. I loved going down one road and it maybe dead ending or leading to another road or clue. If you enjoyed the Dan Brown adventures then this one will fill that void. This is my first Brad Meltzer book, where should I go next?
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MonteyRE More than 1 year ago
Tried really hard to get into this, read over 100 pages and couldn't understand what I had read....
susanneleist More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Brad Meltzer's books. This book is a little different from the others. It is more of a psychological thriller with a woman, Hazel Nash, as the main character. She is no Beecher White, one of my favorite characters, but she has her own unique personality. A personality she has to dig out from within herself ever since the accident when her brain was injured. Is it true that the size of our amygdala can determine our personalities or predict certain behaviors? Do creased ear lobes lead to over-sized hearts that could explode in our bodies? Scientific anomalies such as these are included in the story. They make me wonder and think. And that's what a book is supposed to do. The action in the first half of the book is a little slow. We learn the back story of Hazel and her brother. Her father's visits to volatile countries confuse Hazel. She sees that she traveled to similar countries. While Hazel is a professor, her brother, Skip, followed in his father's footsteps on TV. He loves the attention and announces everything he does on social media. But is he so silly? Soon we learn that everyone has ulterior motives. And whomever I suspected became a suspect at one time in the story until the facts brought Hazel her answers. She is able to remember people and events but not her feelings relating to them. She is on a journey to find herself and who killed her father. A conspiracy theory comes into play with Benedict Arnold and George Washington. It wouldn't be a Brad Meltzer book without it. The book is fun to read. I wasn't able to guess the culprit or culprits. It played out nicely. Did Brad Meltzer need a co-author? James Patterson might but not Brad Meltzer. But his work always comes out gold in the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to reading this book by Brad Meltzer but what a disappointment! I could never connect with characters, story line was slow and very dull. Such a boring read, kept on hoping it would get better, it didn't. What a waster of my time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to reading this book by Brad Meltzer but what a disappointment! I could never connect with characters, story line was slow and very dull. Such a boring read, kept on hoping it would get better, it didn't. What a waster of my time and money.