I just finished the audio book The Secrets She Keeps: A Novel by Michael Robtham. I had read another of his books Say You’re Sorry (Joe O’Loughlin) sometime back and enjoyed it. I had hoped my online library had more of his books but at the time they didn’t so I found myself on Audible and picked up this book.
The book has been waiting in for me in my Audible library. I picked another book from there time and time again. Finally I got to this book and I’m so glad I did. I very much liked the book. One of the characters of the book does the unspeakable doing something that I thought I would NEVER be able to understand or even condone. I can’t believe I even felt sorry for the character that committed the crime. I did though. I listened to this over the course of two days. I was driving in the car for much of the time and the next day Hubby was gone so I listened most of the day. The book really had my attention as the author only reveals the story piece by slow piece.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:
“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 page-turner that is absolutely impossible to put down.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.3 stars. I think I’d give it 4.5 stars. After writing this I went to check to see if my online library has any more books by him…Happily they have one and I’m now on the waiting list.