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Preview — The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinsky
The Secret Between Us
Nothing will break this mother-daughter bond. Not even the truth.
Deborah Monroe and her daughter, Grace, are driving home from a party when their car hits a man running in the dark. Grace was at the wheel, but Deborah sends her home before the police arrive, determined to shoulder the blame for the accident. Her decision then turns into a deception that takes on a life of
Deborah Monroe is mom, daughter, sister, ex-wife, and prominent town doctor to a quiet little town in New England. Highly respected and loved, independent, honest to a fault has her life upturned by one little incident. Oh, is it little or big ...more
I'm not done yet, but enjoying the book. It's easy reading. I got the book from the publisher as part of a buzz campaign through BuzzAgent.com I've been telling people that I know are interested in this genre of books about this book as well as the author. I thought at first that I would fi ...more
Deborah Monroe and her daughter, Grace, are driving home from a party when their car hits a man running in the dark. Grace was at the wheel, but Deborah sends her home before the police arrive, determined to shoulder the blame for the accident. Her decision then turns into a deception that ...more
I could re ...more
3.5 stars. The Secret Between Us, a novel by Barbara Delinsky, defines "a fast read." The writing is clearly the effort of a pro and flows from page to page with lots of dialog and little description or prolonged prose. The storytelling is first rate. I was riveted.
The main character, a woman named Barbara, is likeable and believable. She's a divorced mother of two, a small-town doctor. In the opening pages, she and her daughter, Grace, have a terri ...more
Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if the book had stayed focused on the main "secret" of the mother covering for her daughter during a car accident. Instead, pretty much every other character in the book had to have a "secret", too, so the whole deception-eats-away-at-you theme got old real fast. The saccharine-sweet ending bugged me ...more
A teenage daughter is driving the car when they hit a man. The mother doesn't correct the police when they assume it was her behind the wheel. And thus, a lie is born. And the web gets tangled.
The story focuses a lot on relationships. Mother - daughter. Sisters. Father - daughter. Even Doctor and patient. Relationships that are built on trust - and become fragile when trust is betray ...more
I almost gave up on this book after the second chapter. It seem ...more
In any case, as many have reviewed, it is a story about a mother and [teenage] daughter's close relationship being stretched many times over after a lif ...more
The Secret Between Us is an unforgettable story about making bad choices for the right reasons and the terrible consequence ...more
Here's my research "hmmm": A civil lawsuit is just that, one person against another-- even a corporation as a person. The government has nothing to do with a civil suit. So one would never be waiting on the DA to decide about a civil suit. District attorneys, in the USA, don't do civil, only criminal. The decision about a civil suit would be made by the person doing the suing. The DA would be deciding whether to file criminal charge ...more
I enjoyed The Secret Betwee ...more
The story here is that the daughter, Grace, is driving, hits a guy and the mother, Deborah, tells her to run home & she takes the blame. Grace feels bad, Deborah feels bad that Grace feels bad and tries to come to terms with it. Meanwhile, she's dea ...more