I was incredibly excited when #cjsreads decided to make The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham a July pick; I had heard nothing but amazing things about this novel. Now that I have finished reading it for myself, I’d have to agree. This book is worth all the hype.
Agatha, eight months pregnant, lives her mundane life admiring Meghan, one of the mums she sees out and about. Meghan has it all: a baby on the way, two other adorable children, a loving husband, a beautiful house and a blog that Agatha reads each night. Both women, due around the same time, have their own web of dark secrets and when Agatha finally musters enough courage to speak to Meghan, it sets into motion a series of events that cannot be undone.
Told between alternating perspectives between two pregnant women (Agatha and Meghan), Robotham weaves a tale of deception, desperation and desire.
Initially, I felt as if this book was going to read like a thousand others I had read before. I wasn’t 100% sure where the author was going to go with the story but I knew it had a similar dark vibe from some others I had read recently (for example, like Watching Edie). However, after the first few chapters, I knew this would be completely different and, needless to say, I was hooked. Fast paced plot with complex characters had me racing through the chapters. I, in part, was turning the pages faster and faster because I wanted to see what would happen and the other part of me needed to take frequent breaks because the pages were becoming too intense!
Overall, if you like a psychological thriller that is INTENSE and will keep you turning the pages late into the night, then you will want to read The Secrets She Keeps. I have read almost 200 books this year and this one is at the top.
Thanks to the author and publisher for a copy of this novel; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review.
As mentioned, this one was a #cjsreads pick for July! So, keep reading to see what Chandra and Jessica thought of The Secrets She Keeps.