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The Secret She Kept Audiobook

The Secret She Kept

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Publisher's Summary

How far will you go to save someone you love and trust when they’ve kept a dangerous secret for years?

That’s the question facing Lance Kingston, a successful Houston magazine executive whose recent marriage to beautiful, high-powered attorney Tia Jiles seemed to promise a bright future for both of them. But under the surface, a fierce and frightening storm was brewing. That’s because Tia never revealed to Lance what she and her family have known since Tia was 17 - she has an illness that takes over her mind, transforming her into a raging, violent woman hell-bent on destruction. Bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia. Or crazy, as Lance’s grandmother continually reminds him.

“Crazy leaves clues,” she told him point-blank, and perhaps Lance should have listened. Tia’s mother tries to pray the problem away...and Tia’s doctors can’t help her if she won’t do what they advise. Now there’s more than their marriage and Tia’s survival at stake: Tia is pregnant, and Lance will stop at nothing to keep his troubled wife and unborn daughter safe. But at what price?

©2012 ReShonda Tate Billingsley (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    JALAYNE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 10-31-13
    JALAYNE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2015

    USPS MAIL CARRIER, WALKING 6-8 MILES DAILY, AUDIO BOOKS MAKE ME ENJOY MY WORKDAY

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    this book opens the door to some real life lessons, I know lots of black people who don't believe in depression and this is sad to say, but a lot of us are in a state of depression of some form or fashion and don't want to face the fact, til life gets to heavy to handle. We need to get with the program. Although the book was a bit on the young side for me, I think it could be a wake up call for a lot of younger women, I give this book an A

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    Amazon Customer 03-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Once Again; )"

    ReShonda you did your thing once again! I was drawn in from the very beginning and the story line hit home.I thank God for you and your talent! #greatread

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    C. Mitchell Washington, DC 04-12-13
    C. Mitchell Washington, DC 04-12-13 Member Since 2016

    Avid Listener of audio books!

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    "Excellent Story Line"
    Would you listen to The Secret She Kept again? Why?

    Yes, because there are many learning examples you can glean from this book. It is amazing how the story line unfolded. Some may think that certain scenes are unreal, but when you listen to or read the news, you quickly realize that the story line in this book is right up there with the rest of the headlines.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I appreciated the depth of knowledge that the author explained about the illness of the character. I've never encountered anyone that had these type of issues, but to say the least it was quite educational.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chance encounter when Lance and Tia met after a First Friday event after Tia lost her shoe. This was probably the funniest part of the book. LOL


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    I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others because it is a definite "eye-opener" and I enjoy reading books that are not only entertaining but educational.

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    M. Hodge Laurel, Maryland United States 07-24-16
    M. Hodge Laurel, Maryland United States 07-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book on mental illness"

    Loved this book. Definitely have me a different perspective on mental illness. Job well done! I look forward to more of this authors books.

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    Kimberly United States 03-31-16
    Kimberly United States 03-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding!!!!!"

    This book was very well written and the narrator performed beautifully. I have a new outlook on mental illness now. This book is worth the credit, and even more.

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    Amazon Customer 03-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    Overall good story and performance. Good listen on long communte to and from work everyday.

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    LaTania Charlotte, NC, United States 03-09-16
    LaTania Charlotte, NC, United States 03-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very well written boom."

    The narrator is awesome! I love listening to her read. I read this book because I am a Mental Heath Therapist with clients dealing with bipolar depression. This book brings the disorder alive. It displayed the difficulties of living with bipolar and blue out affects the family and coworkers. This boom was great!

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    J. Ross USA Chicago 10-31-15
    J. Ross USA Chicago 10-31-15
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    "Entertainment and informative"

    I'd only read scant reviews of this book before purchasing it on audible. I walked away with an understanding about bi-polar disease that I didn't have prior. I appreciate how Ms. Billingsley wove the information into a story.

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    Deidre Jackson 09-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "riveting story"

    this should be a must read, particularly for those individuals encountering mental illness in their lives.. give hope!

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    sharon flemmings 06-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome a Book"

    The book was well written. Keep me interested the whole read... Reshonda touch on some very real issues!

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