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The Secrets She Keeps: A Novel

The Secrets She Keeps: A Novel

Written by Michael Robotham

Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis


The Secrets She Keeps: A Novel

Written by Michael Robotham

Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis

ratings:
4.5/5 (359 ratings)
Length:
12 hours
Released:
Jul 11, 2017
ISBN:
9781508237396
Format:
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Description

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 pause-resister that is absolutely impossible to put down.

A Simon & Schuster audio production.

Released:
Jul 11, 2017
ISBN:
9781508237396
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Michael Robotham is a former investigative journalist whose psychological thrillers have been translated into twenty-three languages. In 2015, he won the prestigious UK Gold Dagger for his novel Life or Death, which was also shortlisted for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. Michael has twice won a Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s best crime novel for Lost in 2015 and Shatter in 2008. He has also twice been shortlisted for the CWA UK Steel Dagger in 2007 for The Night Ferry and 2008 with Shatter. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters. His recent novels include When She Was Good; The Secrets She Keeps; and Good Girl, Bad Girl.


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  • (5/5)
    So well written and engaging! The author really takes his time building the story and characters; and while it could have been a little shorter, the slow burn really pays off at the end. Surprisingly poignant and emotional.
  • (5/5)
    Very entertaining with lots of plots twists and turns. It is worth reading for sure.
  • (5/5)
    Wow !! Just couldn’t stop listening!! This was an on the edge of your seat thriller from beginning to end. Definitely recommend
  • (5/5)
    This book is AMAZING!!! I listened to it in three days, couldn't stop listening!!
  • (4/5)
    Good book. Some parts you knew would happen but still twists were added. Only complaint is the ending seemed dragged on for several chapters and then the last two just sped up. Some unanswered questions left to ponder.
  • (4/5)
    When the kidnapper took the baby to the doctor and the doctor wants to examine her. Knowing her secret was out. Wonderful story you can't put the book down
  • (5/5)
    I thought this book was very interesting. It was well written. Definitely worth reading!
  • (5/5)
    Apparently I read this awhile back. Lol. And I liked it according to my good reads review.
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Interesting plot, especially as presented, with bits of Agatha's past coming out here and there. I loved it! It started out interesting and stayed that way to the last sentence!

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  • (2/5)
    The plot is predictable & drags way too long. Had to DNF because I was no longer interested in the ending
  • (3/5)
    i find Agatha more sympathetic & Meg is a little bitchy. but the story is not very exciting (for me)
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    I REALLY enjoyed this audiobook.
    First off, I think the narrator does a great job.
    As for the book itself, I was hooked by about 20 minutes in. The author does a great job switching from perspectives and writes in a way that you really empathize with all the characters

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    It's so good and emotional! I felt bad for Meg but felt even worse for Agatha. The narrator is great as well as the writing style. Thrilling, entertaining, heart-pounding. I'll read more from this author. Great book!

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Loved it. I loved how the author made Agatha a character I could have sympathy for. I love how it made me think about the ways I am lucky and the ways I am not. I think at least two of the themes of this book are, “Be grateful for what you have” and “Try to understand each other.” 5 stars!

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  • (5/5)
    Great thriller!! This is how I thriller is written!!! Every time I thought I knew what was going on, bam!!!, another twist!! Great read!!
  • (1/5)
    This book was INSANE and full of plot holes and factual errors. Did the author talk to any mothers before writing it? Does he even have a mother? None of it made any sense. If I wasn't reading it for book club, I would have abandoned it.
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Very intriguing story! Slow to start but the ending was very tbrilling!

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The story was predictable but written very well. You could relate to each of the characters.

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  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Sigh. I suppose what I liked about this book was the back and forth of the two main characters throughout all the chapters. What I didn’t like was that it really seemed to drag. It was very depressing and exhausting to listen to one of the character’s exposition. I felt like I had to finish it, the way you feel like you need to finish a bad movie you’ve invested a hour into already. Too bad this was more like 9 hours to get through. I very rarely give poor reviews, but this was monotonous. I kept being hopeful it would pay off. Sadly, it didn’t.

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