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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has won adoring fans for her Rev. Curtis Black series, which includes Recorded Books' audio presentation of The Best of Everything.

In A Deep Dark Secret, a seemingly perfect 12-year-old girl harbors a terrible secret - one that threatens to tear her world apart. Convinced that her friends and family, including her mother, won't understand and will even blame her, Jillian keeps silent, enduring her pain, hoping that things will improve. But the problem only worsens. Just when things look bleakest, however, Jillian finds a surprising inner strength, and the power to hope may just be what saves her.

©2009 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Powerful....An intense gem in an authentic voice." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Awesome

This book was very interesting.....I enjoyed it highly recommended.

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excellent

I was scared I would not this book but it was excellent!!!!!

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  • bianca
  • United States
  • 05-05-12

Memorable!!!

Where does A Deep Dark Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

2

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Deep Dark Secret?

I loved when jillians mother believed her and comforted her unlike Nicky's mother.

Which character – as performed by Cherise Boothe – was your favorite?

Jillian

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me cry alot.

Any additional comments?

I think that the narrator did a very great job telling the story. I love anything by Kimberla Lawson Robey. She is one of my favorite authors.

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  • Karlesha
  • Memphis, TN, United States
  • 08-23-10

Ok

It was ok for me. It was very predictable. I think I may have expected more from this author, but oh well. It was not the worst book I have listened to.

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Kept Me Wanting To What Was Next

loved It and struggled to stay awake to finish it, but I made it to the end.

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Edge of your seat!!

was extremely emotional. Could stop reading. Was drawn in from the beginning. Must read!!
Exellent!!

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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I should have went with my first mind, I love this author and thought that she was going to do something else, but she didn't

What do you think your next listen will be?

I've moved on to Carl Weber

What does Cherise Boothe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

No

Could you see A Deep Dark Secret being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Nope

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awesome suspense

you'll want to listen to the book all the way thru...awesome awareness for families and caregivers.

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Great book

So many young women are forced to keep a deep dark secert. This book has shad a light on what is happening in our community. We have to be willing to talk about it and admit it does happen in black families as well.

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omg

i can so relate to this book. but im happy that tje author brought awareness