Everyone has an idea of what their perfect life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's.
These two women from vastly different backgrounds have one thing in common - a dangerous secret that could destroy everything they hold dear.
Both will risk everything to hide the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in a shocking act that cannot be undone.The Secrets She Keeps
is a compelling psychological thriller that delves deeply into the psyche of the human mind, by internationally bestselling author Michael Robotham.
Review by Sarah McDuling
It’s been a long time between reads for all the rabid Michael Robotham fans out there (myself included). We haven’t had a new Robotham book since Close Your Eyes in 2015. Fortunately, The Secrets She Keeps is such stunning thriller that I can say with absolute honestly… it was well worth the wait!
This is the story of two pregnant women from very different walks of life. Both are struggling with family problems. Each has a secret they are trying to keep, and each is desperate to prevent the truth from destroying their happiness.
Meg lives in a picture-perfect world of domestic bliss, wealth and privilege. She’s beautiful, talented, and has a handsome husband, two gorgeous children and a third bundle of joy on the way. She also runs a popular “mummy blog” where she writes endearingly funny stories about the trials of motherhood.
Meanwhile, Agatha has a job stacking shelves in a supermarket. She has a creepy boss, an estranged mother and a much younger ex-boyfriend/baby-daddy who is not overly pleased about becoming a father. She’s haunted by a troubled past but hopeful for a happy future. She’s also in the habit of watching Meg – admiring and envying her from afar.
When Meg and Agatha meet, their lives become entwined in ways both unexpected and dangerous. At the same time, the secrets they are trying so hard to keep hidden begin to unravel at an alarming rate…
The Secrets She Keeps is another absolute cracker from Michael Robotham, certain to please longtime fans and newcomers alike. This riveting standalone psychological thriller not only kept me on tenterhooks as I frantically turned pages, it also played merry havoc with my emotions. A deeply compelling and thoroughly addictive read!
Will have you turning the pages compulsively - The Times
Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them.
Superbly exciting ... a terrific read - Guardian
LIFE OR DEATH is a nerve-shredding thriller
with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want Audie's story to end. Robotham is an absolute master.
Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching
He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul
The Secrets She Keeps is a tense, chilling and disturbing psychological thriller about secrets, obsession and the longing for the "perfect life" from a master of the genre. Very highly recommended! - But Books are Better Blog
This was my first Robotham read & wow I'm not sure why! I really enjoyed this book. While I did pick some things early on it was still a very thrilling ride where you didn't know what would happen next. As a mother myself my heart was in my throat for much of it! I will definitely hand sell this title! - Bookseller Angus and Robinson