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Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Secrets she Keeps by Michael Robotham

Two pregnant women. One seemingly a single mother, a low paid job of stacking shelves in a small supermarket. The other her third baby unexpected, but welcomed by her at least, Husband handsome, well employed, financially stable. A stay at home mum who has her inner circle of friends, the other a loner.

Hidden like in every situation are secrets, most of which should not see the light of day. Agatha our single mum is a mixed up woman who watches and plots and plans with deep envy Meghan's life. Meghan on the other hand has her own worries. A one off one night stand with her husband's best friend - could this pregnancy be the result. Who is the father of this child. Her troubles start when Simon wants to know definitely whether he is the father. DNA testing will prove this of course but it would also break up her marriage and her life.

Agatha;s machinations are Machiavellian - we do not know or realise what they are till well into the story. Her pregnancy, the eventual birth are meticulous in the planning and execution and the subsequent drama which involves Meghan's baby son can never be traced back to Agatha.

Police work detailed, backbreaking and laborious unravel the story step by step.

This was a real psychological thriller. Not a murder mystery but a look into the mind of a sad and twisted woman for whom no holds were barred to achieve her goal. Anyone who fell by the side was a victim to her needs.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Scribner


Kathryn T said...

Oh my this sure sounds like a very twisted story. Hope someone wins out - truth - in the end.

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

I love psychological thrillers so I'll keep my eyes peeled for this one.

Laura's Reviews said...

I love psychological thrillers - this sounds intriguing. Thanks for the great review!

Blodeuedd said...

Oh this would be sad sad and make me mad

Yvonne said...

I love psychological thrillers. This sounds good.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've been looking for more Psych Thriller so that you for sharing your thoughts.

Literary Feline said...

I have read a few of this author's books and enjoyed them. I think I might like this one as well.