Agatha is pregnant and works part-time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog—posts that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of her baby, to maybe return her calls.
When Agatha learns that Meghan is pregnant again, and that their due dates fall within the same month, she finally musters up the courage to speak to her, thrilled that they now have the ordeal of childbearing in common. Little does Meghan know that the mundane exchange she has with a grocery store employee during a hurried afternoon shopping trip is about to change the course of her not-so-perfect life forever…
With its brilliant rendering of the secrets some women hold close and a shocking act that cannot be undone, The Secrets She Keeps delivers a dark and twisted page-turner that is absolutely impossible to put down.
“Anyone who says that honesty is the best policy is living in la-la land.”
Michael Robotham, The Secrets She Keeps
In the words of Foghorn Leghorn, “Ah say, Ah say” The Secrets She keeps is sinister, gripping and a heck of a ride! The chapters are short and sweet, the plot is constantly moving and yes, the book lives it up to the hype. Robotham is a remarkable writer and I guarantee you will not want to put this book down. I was hooked from start to finish! The main characters are well developed and the story shows how all that glitters ain’t gold! I am not going to give any additional details about the thriller (find out for yourself boo). I highly recommend this fascinating novel if you’re looking for a fast-paced psychological thriller. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
I would like to thank Edelweiss and Scribner for providing me with an arc copy of this awesome book in exchange for an honest review.