'Wow! Wow! Wow!... This book is ahhmazing! From the first chapter, I was swept up by the sadness of the story… Sucked me in with grief so profound I could feel it as I turned the pages... It sucker-punched me in the gut... I literally couldn’t put it down! I can’t remember when a book last shook my every emotion!... SO damn good!... WOW!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
My baby girl, I’ll never forget you – your smile, your laugh, the way your hair sparkles in the sun. I cannot comprehend this pain. I cannot breathe through it.
For Claire, life as she knows it is over. And after the death of her daughter, Julia, she is searching for answers. Stumbling upon a pile of letters, hidden under Julia’s bed in an old, battered shoebox, she feels closer to her daughter than ever before. They tell her that Julia was happy, that she was thriving at university, that she was in love.
But as the letters go on, Claire starts to feel uneasy at something hidden between the lines. Even as she grieves, she must prepare to face a shocking discovery. Because Julia was hiding a terrible secret – and when it’s uncovered, it will make Claire question everything she thought she knew about her daughter…
An emotional and gripping page turner that will stay with you long after you finish the last page. Fans of Kerry Fisher, Lisa Wingate and Jodi Picoult will love this moving and poignant tale that's full of twists.
Readers are absolutely loving My Daughters Secret:
'What a heartbreaking story!... The tissues came out, then they were put back away only for them to be taken back out again...! It had me gripped from the first chapter... A book that will make you want to hug your children and never let them go... Make sure you have tissues to hand!' Stardust Book Reviews
‘This book was awesome!!!... With the twist and turns that move so fast your head is spinning, you will reel at the ending!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Amazing… WTH did I just read? This book seriously smacked me on the head with the twists and turns… I could not stop reading.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This is such an utterly heart-wrenching, gripping, twisted and jaw-dropping story. It absolutely broke my heart to read but it was also very addictive because I wanted to find out the truth. Brilliantly written and very clever with the twisted truth.’ MrsCsHonestBookReviews
‘What a fabulous book. I was hooked from page one and could not put this book down. So many emotions.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book had me crying from the beginning. An extremely sad story… Felt so real and painful… Gives truth to pain in every way.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Nicole Trope is a new author to me, but I adored the way she wrote… Once you start the book, you cannot put it down.’ Cara’s Book Boudoir
‘Remarkable… Intense, emotionally charged… Gut-wrenching.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘A gripping story about a family in crisis…. A powerful novel that is both suspenseful and emotional… A twisty and compelling read, and the subject matter left me emotionally fraught and guessing.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘An amazingly heartbreaking story that could not be more timely. Written exceptionally well and with heart.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘It really kept me on my toes… So thrilling and exciting… Held my attention till the very last page and beyond. The ending was such a shock that I never saw coming. Just another twist, right when my guard was down. Great job.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘WOW!!! It brought out so many different emotions in me and I was crying walking the dog… This book will stay with me for a long time.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘You know you've enjoyed a book when you read it in about 2 days!!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Well there goes my Sunday… This book was so compelling, I just had to keep going until I was finished… Brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Excellent book! A real page turner! I couldn't put it down!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Nicole Trope’s propulsive domestic drama grasped our attention, and our emotions, from its first, harrowing moments. After Julia, a young journalism student, is found dead, a secret box of love letters is uncovered. What they contain leave her mourning mother, Claire, both deeply troubled and desperate to discover more about who her daughter really was, and she finds herself consumed by grief and memories from her own past traumas. The first-person narration shares the story from Claire’s perspective: she's a distraught mother, yearning for answers, whose guilt, frustration and love are palpable. These deeply intimate and difficult themes aren’t always the easiest to digest, but that’s what makes My Daughter’s Secret so readable. Trope has done a superb job of capturing the messiness of being human.
Just finished reading this and The Boy in the Photo. and Both were great reading - exactly what you intended - took my mind off my situation. As a survivor, I know all to well about needing answers and going to extreme measures to find them. Keep up the good work. I hope to publish my experience one day.
This book was so predictable. Kind of disappointing. The first half was pretty good but got boring once you figure it out.
My Daughter’s Secret