Secrets in the Shadows (Secrets #2)
Her Mother Was Crazy.
Is She Doomed to Repeat the Past?
Up in the attic, that's where Alice's mother used to escape to...and it's where, so Alice has been told, she plotted the murder of her own stepfather. Now, years later, with her mother locked away for life, the attic is where Alice finds comfort in her aloneness, writing poetry and painting pictures....more
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Alice is the daughter of Karen. She is now 16 and wonders if she’s inherited the evil of her mother. While Alice thinks she’s a nothing Rachel (her father’s wife) sees her true beauty and helps her blossom. She visit’s the house where her mother lived and the people living there have completely changed everything, erased traces of what was. Craig, he lives in Karen’s old house, asks Alice to prom. During the drive to the after party h ...more
This novel takes place 16 years after Karen gave birth to her and Jesse's daughter. Alice is living with her grandparents and is a social outcast.. Dresses dowdy and is very shy and tormented by her past.. She wants to know about her mother who has been in a psychiatric facility ever since the last book and is permanently living in the past - no memory of having given birth or that it's 16 years later..
Gradually Alice comes out of ...more
As with the first book in this series, I really enjoyed this book. I thought the story well written with all the twists, turns, and tragedies one would expect from a story created by Andrew's. And although this story includes characters (and refrences) from Secrets in the Attic, readers will have not troub ...more
"The river's power comes from its movement. It never repeats itself. Like they say, you can't step into the same river twice. That's the way I wish our lives would be."
I am stoked. I love Alice Stein's witty thoughts and smart sarcasm and so with Duncan Winning's gloomy and moody behavior.
As far as I am reading V.C Andrew's novels, this is by far the highest rating I ever gave. Well, I like the flow of the story from beginning to end. Especially when Alice visited he ...more
None of the books written after the Dollenganger series have ever measured up to that standard.
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Did anyone else notice the error? When Alice was shopping for a prom dress she was with her grandmother, only. BUT later in the book she mentions shopping for it with her grandmother, aunt Zipporah, & stepmother. Nope, that happened when she was taken shopping to buy NEW clothes for schoo ...more
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FS: "Imagine you're a sixteen year old girl growing up in a small community where everyone you knew and who knew you was aware that your mother had murdered someone when she was your age and was now and has been in a mental institution ever since."
LS: "There was no greater gift to give."
Virginia Cleo Andrews (born Cleo Virginia Andrews) was born June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia. The youngest child and the only daughter of William Henry Andrews, a career navy man ...more