Wednesday 11 October 2017

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham is master of the psychological thriller genre. There is a scene in the first book I read by him (Shatter) that will never fully leave my soul. He is dark, funny, twisted, insane - a little like the characters he writes.

A few years ago, he broke away from his (and my) Joseph Loughlin and Vincent Ruiz addiction to do a tale about a man who has one more day in jail, and breaks out - why? (Life or Death). It was also brilliant.

The Secrets She Keeps is another stand alone, and with all the characteristics of suspense that we have come to love.

Agatha is working at a grocery store, and clearly there is something strange about the way she watches (and is pretty consumed with) Meghan - who is everything she aspires to be. Meghan is married to Jack, with two children. Agatha is not married to Hayden - a sailor. Both women are pregnant. Ah, a bond...

Yes, and so many secrets, that you will keep the light on (because you probably won't want to read this book in the dark too much) and stay up all night to finish. A little more in the Girl on The Train style than the traditional "here's a body who the hell did it" style, in this book Michael Robotham does it again, in my opinion.

A page turning, full-of-suspense novel that delivers satisfaction right down to the last word.

I loved it.

4 stars

ISBN: 9781501170317

You may also like Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham, or what about Here and Gone by Haylen Beck?

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