“Two terrific female characters, both with secrets. Add Michael Robotham’s clean prose and whipcrack pacing. The result? A book you won’t be able to put down, although you may occasionally want to hide your eyes.” —Stephen King
“A premium delivery.” —People
Meghan doesn’t know Agatha, but Agatha knows Meghan. And the one thing Agatha looks forward to each day is catching a glimpse of her, the effortlessly chic customer at the grocery store where she works stocking shelves. Meghan has it all: two adorable children, a handsome and successful husband, a happy marriage, a beautiful house, and a popular parenting blog that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of the baby growing inside her, to return her calls.
Yet if Agatha could look beyond the gloss and trappings of Meghan’s “perfect life,” she’d see the flaws and doubts. Meghan has her secrets too, especially one that she dare not ever tell. Soon the lives of these two women will collide in the most spellbinding and intimate of ways, until their secrets are exposed by one shocking act that cannot be undone. From internationally bestselling author Michael Robotham, The Secrets She Keeps is a dark, exquisite, and twisted page-turner so full of surprises, you’ll find it impossible to put down.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Two newly pregnant women from different parts of London society form an unlikely friendship, but nothing is quite what it seems in Michael Robotham’s creepy psychological thriller. Robotham skillfully dissects the lives of grocery clerk Agatha and mommy blogger Meghan, digging deep into their buried secrets and suppressed desires. Like Single White Female and The Girl on the Train, The Secrets She Keeps is a tale of lies, deceit, and jealousy that transforms into a pulse-pounding race against the clock. Robotham’s plot taps into every parent’s worst nightmare.
Set in London, this emotionally charged domestic thriller from Edgar-finalist Robotham (Life or Death) sets up dueling narratives between part-time supermarket shelf stocker Agatha and her frequent customer, Meg. Both women are in their third trimester of pregnancy but that's where the similarities end. Beautiful, elegant Meg has two perfect children and a handsome and successful husband. Agatha's life has been filled with horror and heartbreak: she's been raped, been forced to give a child up for adoption, suffered a miscarriage, divorced, and watched her young half-brother die after being hit by a car. Both mothers-to-be are hiding dark secrets, and when Meg's baby is stolen just hours after being born, the media frenzy that ensues threatens to expose Agatha and Meg's respective transgressions and destroy their lives. Despite the disturbing subject matter, Robotham's narrative is intimate and insightful. Brilliantly rendered characters, relentless tension, and numerous plot twists make this a winner.
Great Book Overall !!
It’s a really good book. It was hard to predict what would happen (which is a good thing) and it was captivating and kept my interest. I would stay awake longer than I wanted to because I couldn’t put it down. It did sometimes seem to drag with details that didn't help the story and could have added more spice if the chitchat was only used when necessary. I expected there to be more drama at the end and durning the climatic parts but there wasn’t. The ending felt rushed at times, but over all it was a great book and I still like the ending. Was very satisfied.
Started out really entertaining and the ending was just so bad and predictable. It was written well, Agatha’s backstory was good and captivating but the ending just fell short, FOR ME.
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