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A Secret Kept | [Tatiana de Rosnay]

A Secret Kept

Trapped in the wake of a shocking family secret shrouded by taboo, Antoine must confront his past and also his troubled relationships with his own children. How well does he really know his mother, his children, even himself? Suddenly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will learn the truth about his family and himself the hard way.
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Publisher's Summary

This stunning new novel from Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sarah’s Key, plumbs the depths of complex family relationships and the power of a past secret to change everything in the present.It all began with a simple seaside vacation, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood.

Antoine Rey thought he had the perfect surprise for his sister Mélanie’s birthday: a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers playing on the beach. It had been too long, Antoine thought, since they’d returned to the island - over thirty years, since their mother died and the family holidays ceased. But the island’s haunting beauty triggers more than happy memories; it reminds Mélanie of something unexpected and deeply disturbing about their last island summer. When, on the drive home to Paris, she finally summons the courage to reveal what she knows to Antoine, her emotions overcome her and she loses control of the car.

Recovering from the accident in a nearby hospital, Mélanie tries to recall what caused her to crash. Antoine encounters an unexpected ally: sexy, streetwise Angèle, a mortician who will teach him new meanings for the words life, love and death. Suddenly, however, the past comes swinging back at both siblings, burdened with a dark truth about their mother, Clarisse.

Trapped in the wake of a shocking family secret shrouded by taboo, Antoine must confront his past and also his troubled relationships with his own children. How well does he really know his mother, his children, even himself? Suddenly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will learn the truth about his family and himself the hard way.

©2010 Tatiana de Rosnay (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

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    Chad and Shawna DPO, AE, United States 12-28-11
    Chad and Shawna DPO, AE, United States 12-28-11

    Travel-n-Teach

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    "It's just can't capture me"

    I have been trying for over a month to finish this book. I can't get into it, which is sad. When I get into an audio book I find myself annoyed when having to come back to the world when I'd rather just go on quietly doing my chores and listening to a good story, but with A Secret Kept I must urge myself to keep at it. I cannot relate to the characters and there are confusing parts that jump to letters written and it just does not capture my attention. Perhaps this book would come alive a bit more if read by several people to set apart the characters and correspondence and give clues to the listener that are lost when print might do the trick. I'm sorry, Tatiana de Rosnay. This one doesn't work for me.

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    Piper Fort Collins, CO, United States 10-01-11
    Piper Fort Collins, CO, United States 10-01-11 Member Since 2008
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    "The Secret Kept"

    I had read Sarah's Key and looked forward to listening to Tatiana de Rosnay's next book, The Secret Kept.
    I was very disappointed. It was slow, drawn-out and not very exciting. Simon Vance I have enjoyed listening to in the past, but this book is french not english. It needed someone with a french accent. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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    TRICIA MONTICELLO, KY, United States 05-25-11
    TRICIA MONTICELLO, KY, United States 05-25-11
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    "Might Stay a Secret"

    I loved Tatiana's "Sarah's Key" and hoped that I would love this book too. Unfortunately I it's a long, drawn out story that did not hold my attention.

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    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 01-04-11
    DIANE Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada 01-04-11 Member Since 2009

    I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.

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    This book was masterfully written. Just loved every minute of it. This is the second book I've read by this author and it was worth every minute of the listening. The reader was wonderful as well. Kudos!

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    Pris 12-24-10
    Pris 12-24-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Ho Hum"

    I really liked Sarah's Key, and was looking forward to reading this new book. However, I found myself bored with it. The characters never really seemed to come alive, and I found I was just waiting to get to the end of the book to find out the secret. It's not a book that I will recommend to my friends. There are too many other good ones out there!

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    Nancy O. Oxford, MS USA 11-24-10
    Nancy O. Oxford, MS USA 11-24-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Good but not great"

    I love the narrator, Simon Vance, but the story itself seemed to never actually get moving. A bit disappointing...

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