The Secrets She Keeps

Finished The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 page-turner that is absolutely impossible to put down.”

Okay guys, this book is INSANE in the best way and I love it.  I had all these theories for how the book would go and they were all wrong.  If you’re in the mood for a twisty plot, this is the book for you.

I found both narrators fascinating but I definitely preferred Meghan to Agatha.  Agatha seems almost like a person who never got past middle school with her hero worship of the most popular girl.  And I very much liked Meghan much more than I liked Agatha.  My reactions to both women definitely affected my reading of the novel and the way that I perceived certain things, and probably made it more likely that I would be completely gobsmacked a bunch of times.

So basically just get this book before it gets spoiled for you.  You won’t regret it.  Highly recommended.


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