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The Secrets She Keeps Audiobook

The Secrets She Keeps: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In the best-selling tradition of The Girl on the Train and In a Dark, Dark Wood, from the internationally best-selling author whom Stephen King called "an absolute master" of the psychological thriller, comes a riveting suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women that asks: How far would you go to create the perfect family?

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog - posts that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of her baby, to maybe return her calls.

When Agatha learns that Meghan is pregnant again and that their due dates fall within the same month, she finally musters up the courage to speak to her, thrilled that they now have the ordeal of childbearing in common. Little does Meghan know that the mundane exchange she has with a grocery store employee during a hurried afternoon shopping trip is about to change the course of her not-so-perfect life forever....

With its brilliant rendering of a shocking kidnapping plot and the secrets some women hold close, The Secrets She Keeps delivers a dark and twisted thriller.

©2017 Michael Robotham (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    "Favorite Book of 2017"

    I have read over a hundred books this year and this has been my absolute favorite. beautifully written and engaging I felt like I was right there with the characters the whole way through. perfect narration as always from this narrator. don't miss this book

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Robin M. Baker 08-04-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Most intense book I've read since Intensity by Koontz"

    Wow! Talk about suspenseful! This book was very well written. Not one time was I bored. I never found myself thinking about something else. It had my full attention 100% of the time. I was able to care for the Agathia as well as Meg. I love when the bad guy is appealing. I found myself wishing Meg would get her baby back and hoping Agathia would get away with what she did. My emotions were all over the place, in a good way.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Hannah 08-01-17
    Hannah 08-01-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I couldn't stop listening."

    It's a story you never want to end. Amazing characters and is full of twists and turns.

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    Yarelis St. Juste 08-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow!"

    Amazing story, but the narrator MADE listening to this book an experience to remember! Loved it.

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    Diana United States 08-08-17
    Diana United States 08-08-17 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Fascinating!!"
    If you could sum up The Secrets She Keeps in three words, what would they be?

    Very Very Emotional!!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. This book was definitely a page turner. It was hard to make time to stop and take breaks. So many twists and turns. Loved the narrator Lucy Price-Lewis. So talented!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I would have to say the final scene, spoken by Agatha. It really made me sad.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. A great story that I won't forget!! This is the first book I've listened to by Michael Robotham. I hope his other books are just as good as this one.

    Oh, thank you Stephen King for your words about the author. They really made me decide to listen to The Secrets She Keeps. Highly Recommend!!


    Any additional comments?

    It's interesting that when you're searching for a really good book to read, one that you've never heard of (such as this one) just pops up out of no where. And you also find writers that you haven't ever read that are terrific. Great!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. R. Green 08-06-17
    D. R. Green 08-06-17
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    "Plenty of surprises along the way with this story!"

    An incredible narrator with a wonderful British accent kept me going on this story. It is slow in a few places, but has enough surprises along the way to keep you into it. I can't say I felt totally satisfied with the ending, but can accept it. I have read other novels by Michael Robotham and he is very good with suspense.....and always makes me want to keep reading well past my bedtime! This story alternates between two characters, both can be difficult to like at times! I do recommend the audible edition - great job Lucy Price-Lewis!

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    Getshotzi 08-05-17
    Getshotzi 08-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "High praise!!"

    This is the kind of book that stays with you long after you finish. You could feel the depth and quality of the story. The editing was brilliant! Not a wasted, word here. A kidnapped child is not exactly fresh ground in a psychological thriller, but the author's clever depiction of the back story made this exciting and fresh.
    The performance was genius! Without giving too much away, the narrator was able to create a very chilling persona for an unnamed character within a character. Next to Imogen Church, Lucy Price - Lewis is my favorite narrator and the only one I've heard who can hold a candle to Church. She'd made a crappy story tolerable with her talent.
    This book is a thriller, but it's so much more than that. Many books in this genre don't allow you to appreciate why someone made the horrible decisions they made. Robotham created such a tragic story for his protagonist that I found myself justifying every despicable thing the character did. I actually rooted for the character, even though it conflicted with the sound judgement I would've credited myself with before hearing this story.
    I wish every book were this good, or, at least, half this good, but I realize I enjoyed it more because they just aren't. I highly encourage you to buy this book, because it just might make you appreciate what you're currently taking for granted. It's on a whole new level.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    A. M. 07-30-17
    A. M. 07-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Like a mix of girl on the train and gone girl"

    it was a great book. it had a few twists but nothing too shocking. somewhat confusing ending

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    Linda Cooley 08-11-17
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    "Excellent!"

    A truly Great novel with a smooth flowing storyline & rich characters. Wonderful listen from beginning to end.

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    Lisa Mary Naugatuck, CT 07-30-17
    Lisa Mary Naugatuck, CT 07-30-17 Member Since 2013

    Bookworm became Mommy, Mommy found Audible!!!! Life is good!

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    "It doesn't get better than this!"
    Where does The Secrets She Keeps rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top of the heap! One of the best thrillers I've ever listened to, and I listen to a ton. So clever and unexpected.


    What other book might you compare The Secrets She Keeps to and why?

    Lock the Door by Jane Holland is another excellent British thriller with a fantastic narration that deals with a strange disappearance of a baby.


    Which character – as performed by Lucy Price-Lewis – was your favorite?

    This narrator had to voice two very different female characters and she hit it out of the park. Such a fantastic narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I can't pick a favorite moment, because honestly there was never a dull second. But the way the author ties up all the story-lines was so clever.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the credit! 5 stars!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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