Happy Friday all!
Today for my Flashback Friday review I am posting my review of one of the best psychological thrillers of last year… hope you enjoyed the review and even more importantly I hope you get a chance to read/listen to this fabulous book!
The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham
5 BIG Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
In the bestselling tradition of The Girl on the Train and In a Dark, Dark Wood, from the internationally bestselling author whom Stephen King called “an absolute master” of the psychological thriller, comes a riveting suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women that asks: how far would you go to create the perfect family?
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.
Now this was a psychological thriller!!!
So well written, the layers kept coming off…. at just the perfect pace….. The story is told from alternating perspectives…… this is very common now, but I have to say it is probably my favorite writing style… I just love to get in the heads of these characters…..
Megan and Agatha befriend each other finding commonality in the fact that they are both pregnant and due just about the same time….. from the outside it appears as though Megan has the perfect life… but everyone in this book is keeping some secrets…. I love when an author can make even the most despicable of characters sympathetic…. throughout this book I didn’t know who I was cheering for….
I definitely recommend this to anybody who is a fan of a good psychological thriller…. plenty of twists and turns, and plenty of twisted characters…..
Narration:Lucy Price-Lewis did an excellent job, she really has a fantastic voice and added so much to the story💚
Have a lovely weekend!