Top positive review
Reviewed in Australia on 24 July 2017
The product synopsis to "The Secrets She Keeps" says it is "a riveting suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women that asks: how far would you go to create the perfect family?" This does accurately describe the plot but not the intensity or the suspense that lingers through the pages.
Meghan has the perfect family, a loving husband and a son and a daughter. Agatha is single, pregnant and working a mundane job in a supermarket. The highlight of her week is catching a glimpse of Meghan. Agatha has had a troubled past and a very strained relationship with her mother. Meghan too, although appearing to have a pretty idyllic life has her secrets too, secrets that could ruin everything for her. Both have secrets they need to hide to protect themselves.
To reveal any more of this story would definitely be into spoiler territory. There is so much to this tale but really it can't be talked about in a review as it will spoil the story.
The story is creepy as hell and ramps up and up as we read further into the book. The alternative POVs works really well as their lives are intertwined, we get the story from both sides. The minor characters as well are all really well written which all adds to sucking the reader into the story.
Told from each woman's perspective, this disturbing yet truly gripping book will have you clinging on to the end. The twists and turns and the way the two women interlink is well developed, as are their characters.
An easy five stars. If you haven't already, one click this book and put some time aside as you will be drawn in from the start and not let go of until the final words. This is the story of birth, death, loss, despair, happiness and never taking things for granted, just an excellent read.