“Just brilliant. I loved this book... Addictive, fast paced, packed with twists, this one had me absolutely transfixed. I did not want it to end.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Let’s play truth or dare, for old times’ sake…”
I reluctantly agree, silently praying none of my three oldest friends gets the chance to ask me a truth. There is so much I’ve been keeping from them. Just for this weekend, for our long-awaited college reunion, I want to put all that aside and have some fun.
But it wasn’t my secrets I should have been worried about. It was theirs.
When Ada draws truth, she can’t meet my eye. “Ivy…” she begins and then stops. Before saying something that I immediately wish she could take back.
But of course she can’t, not now.
The worst thing is no one else seems as shocked. I realise they have let me think I was to blame all these years. Perhaps I never knew my closest friends to begin with. Maybe we were never actually friends all…
A gripping, emotional drama about the complexities of friendship and what truly lies beneath the image of a perfect life. Fans of Liane Moriarty, Kerry Fisher and Sally Hepworth will be hooked from the very first page.
What readers are saying about Emily Cavanagh:
“FANTASTIC… PERFECT weekend read… LOVED… I am sooooo sad it's over.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“WOW!… Loved… Will be telling everyone about it!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Absolutely loved this book… 5 stars from me!!” Bookstagramshaz, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I absolutely loved this book… I could not tear myself away… If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.” Once Upon A Time Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Gripping page turner with a twist. This instantly pulled me in… I just had to finish and find out what happened.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Hooked me on the first page… This book grabbed me… I read it in two sittings.” The World Is Ours to Read, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A page-turner… Nothing was as it seemed, and everyone had something to hide… I was hooked from the first page.” Lu Reviews Books
“Secrets and families, love, loss and betrayal… Loved, loved, loved this book.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Friendship and secrets
Four friends have planned a getaway weekend on Cape Cod. Ivy, Elise, Libby and Ada have been friends since they met in college twenty years ago. They have kept touch by phone calls and occasional visits but all are looking forward to reconnecting on this long weekend.
That doesn’t happen right away. The four women show as much of themselves as they want to be seen. Elise, married to a corporate lawyer and mother to three children, is the wealthiest and the super organizer of the group. It is at her luxurious Cape Cod vacation home where the reunion takes place. Ada, now on maternity leave, has a supportive, loving husband and is an attentive mother to a nine month old son, born when she was forty. Libby is a widow, trying to balance a return to a social life with the needs of her young daughters. Ivy is a free spirit. She’s married to an artist, has two teenage children, and is an aspiring jewelry designer. On the surface, all these things are true. It is what’s hidden under the surface that drives the plot of Her Guilty Secret.
At the conclusion, there are no more secrets. The women have learned that communication and truth have only made their relationships with each other and with their own families stronger. Problems may not be neatly solved but the future looks brighter to them all. This is an enjoyable, emotional read about a long friendship. 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Emily Cavanagh for this ARC.