This story was a heartbreaking thriller creating such a wild ride of emotions from start to finish. I found this book a bit hard to read due to some content that I outline in my content warning section. It was, however, an excellent story that you won’t forget about.
The characters created in this story are really well developed. I thought that the author did a wonderful job of creating story arcs and personal growth, making me care about them. I liked that we really got to see different sides of the characters, offering some better insight into their actions.
The plot provided a crazy amount of twists that really kept me on the edge of my seat! It’s a wild ride but also filled with emotion. The writing is excellent, and created a story that I got pulled right into!
Overall, I think this was a great story that many readers will love! I would recommend reading this when you are in a strong emotional state, as there are parts that are difficult to get through.
Child abuse, child loss, loss of significant other, anxiety and depression.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The Secrets We Keep for readers that enjoy and emotional thriller with great character development!
Where to Find This Book:
Not all mothers are created equal… Some are better at hiding the truth
Crippled with anxiety, Sophie is desperate to overcome the pain of losing her husband and only child in a freak car accident. Living and working in isolation with only the company of her dog Miss Molly, Sophie agrees to take on a job reviewing the manuscript of an up-and-coming writer. But this isn’t any story. It is one that unearths old secrets and to discover the truth, Sophie must find the courage to embark on a search that will change her life forever.
On the outside, Love Mommy blogging queen Madelyn-May has it all. To her online community she is the perfect mother. She has a successful husband, perfect twins, and an idyllic life. What they don’t know is Madelyn-May also has a secret. When her past collides with the present, Madelyn-May is forced to make a choice that could destroy everything she loves.
Would you risk destroying a family, if it meant healing your own heart? Would you tell the truth, if it meant losing everything you love?
The Secrets We Keep is a confronting look at the complexities of family and lengths a mother will go to for her child.
Just the Facts:
The Secrets We Keep by Nikki Lee Taylor
Page Count: 288 pages
Publisher: Independently Published
Pub Date: January 11, 2021
Nikki Lee Taylor is a long-time newspaper journalist turned fiction writer. She is also a dreamer, a doer, a storyteller, a coffee lover, and fur mum to two golden retrievers Max and Sam.
She spends most of her time staring into space, walking between worlds, and creating out-loud character dialogue that sounds a lot like talking to herself in the shower. She stays up late plotting and planning the lives of characters yet to be created and starts every day embraced by the warmth of a good coffee.
She is a courageous booktrovert who lives life with her right foot in NSW, Australia and the left in a world that exists only in her head.
She reads books out loud to anyone who’ll listen and drives her husband mad spending all her free time with friends who exist only on the page.
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