From a fresh and exciting new voice in women's fiction, The Language of Secrets unflinchingly examines the lifelong repercussions of a father's betrayal.
Justin Fisher has a successful career as the manager of a luxury hotel, a lovely wife, and a charming young son. While all signs point to a bright future, Justin can no longer ignore the hole in his life left by his estranged family. When he finally gathers the courage to reconnect with his troubled past, Justin is devastated to learn that his parents have passed away. And a visit to the cemetery brings the greatest shock of all: next to the graves of his father and mother sits a smaller tombstone for a three-year-old boy: a boy named Thomas Justin Fisher.
What follows is an extraordinary journey as Justin struggles with issues of his own identity and pieces together the complex and heartbreaking truth about his family. With great skill and care, Dianne Dixon explores the toll that misunderstandings, blame, and resentment can take on a family. But it is the intimate details of family lifea mother's lullaby for her son, a father's tragic error in judgment that make this novel so exceptional.
The Language of Secrets is the story of an unspeakable loss born of human frailty and an ultimate redemption born of human courage.
Would you consider the audio edition of The Language of Secrets to be better than the print version?
I didn't read the print version.
What other book might you compare The Language of Secrets to and why?
Actually, I can't think of one. This was definitely a different formula than anything I've read before. While it was melancholy, it was interesting and I finished it within 24 hours. I think I might be addicted to Audible.
Which scene was your favorite?
I don't really have an answer for that.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I pretty much did.
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Any additional comments?
I'm not one to shy away from a tragic story.....but there has to be at least some humor, joy or other emotion other than sorrow or I can't take it. I felt so depressed and heart sick the entire book. I do not enjoy having a book bring my emotions so low it;s hard to enter back into my daily life without feeling blue.
What made the experience of listening to The Language of Secrets the most enjoyable?
This was a great story with lots of twists and turns. Everyone has secrets! I enjoyed the narrator. The story moved along well. It was rather trajic but interesting.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me cry. So sad that everyone was hiding things from each other and they missed out on knowing more about each other.