The Secrets She Keeps
In the bestselling tradition of The Girl on the Train and In a Dark, Dark Wood, from the internationally bestselling 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 w ...more
You are not an idiot, I just finished the book and had the exact same question! What I thought was that the bullet went into her brain but it d…more Krissy,
You are not an idiot, I just finished the book and had the exact same question! What I thought was that the bullet went into her brain but it did not kill her, and now she has brain damage. I thought she has anterograde amnesia (the inability to form new memories), and is reliving the same day over and over again (sort of like ground hog day). I thought that because of the last sentence: "On the morning after I killed myself . . . and the next morning . . . and the one after that, which was Christmas Day. . . I learned how to wait." But am I over thinking it?
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This is my first read from Michael Robotham. I loved it!
How far would you go to create the perfect family?
How many times have you looked at someone and thought "now there is someone who has it all?" Well I have. Plenty of times.
We may assume someone who is beautiful, rich, married with children must be happy. They must have the perfect life. But you know what they say about assuming....
The book alternates betw ...more
Whew! Now that was intense!!
Agatha, a store clerk, and Meghan, a stay at home mom/blogger with a seemingly idyllic life, two women who are vastly different in class and style, find a common ground when their lives casually intersect.
Meghan meets Agatha in the market she shops in, striking up a conversation over their pregnancies. However, what you see on the surface of their lives is not always the same as what lies benea ...more
From the first chapter I was hooked. Start to finish!
Meg and Jack have it all. Jack is a well-known sports broadcaster. Meg is a stay at home mom with 2 beautiful children, and is pregnant again. This is their 'oops' baby.
Agatha, a troubled woman with a sad disturbing past, works stocking shelves at the local market. She covets everything Meg has from her beautiful straight hair, her stylish maternity jeans to her seemingly perfect life. She watches Meg ...more
THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS by MICHAEL ROBOTHAM is a gripping fast-paced suspenseful character-driven psychological thriller that had me totally engaged, entertained, and interested throughout this whole book. This book was extremely hard to put down.
MICHAEL ROBOTHAM delivers an engrossing and angst-ridden read here with absolutely wonderful character development and an extremely enth ...more
Have you ever told a lie? One that becomes bigger and bigger the more you tell it? One that makes you keep secrets from those you love? Such that you want to believe your lies more than anything and almost forget what is a lie and what is the truth? I think we’ve all told little white lies but who has told big nasty lies that make you keep secrets from those you love? I think that’s pretty hard to adm ...more
The novel is told from two different points of view: Meghan and Agatha. Both of these ladies are expecting babies around the same time, but the two come from very different backgrounds and situations. Meghan, from the outside, appears to have the ideal life–the flawless husband, two beautiful children, and another on ...more
The Secrets She Keeps is a fast-paced, highly entertaining, psychological thriller that I could not put down!
Two pregnant women, Meg and Agatha, are harboring deep secrets. On the outside, Meg seems to be living the perfect life: handsome husband, two beautiful children, and a lovely house in a posh neighborhood. But what goes on behind closed doors is far from perfect. On the other hand, struggling Agatha is on the outside looking in. Desperate for love, she would do anything to ha ...more
Agatha is a psycho, and oh is she a good one—so creepy and twisted! Her plan is clever and her prey, who is an acquaintance, is clueless. I love well-drawn psychopaths, just love them (as long as they’re on a page and not on my street). I get all busy trying to understand how their sicko mind works, and in this case I loved all the ingenious justifications that she came up with for the ...more
Pregnancy brings with it tons of uncertainty, highs and lows, and the burden of knowing that you're not always in control. Not even the little details that you've planned and certainly not the big details that you've anguished over.
Just ask Meghan and Agatha. Both women are expecting.......expecting exactly what? Days are filled with the tapping sound of the unknown and the soul-searching deep desire for perfecti ...more
Now this was a psychological thriller!!!
So well written, the layers kept coming off.... at just the perfect pace..... The story is told from alternating perspectives...... this is very common now, but I have to say it is probably my favorite writing style... I just love to get in the heads of these characters.....
Megan and Agatha befriend each other finding commonality in the fact that they are both pregnant and due just about the same time..... from the outside it appears as t ...more
The two women, Meghan, mother of two and popular mommy blogger married to a TV spor ...more
Two women with child....both have secrets....some buried much deeper than others.
Author, Michael Robotham alternates between Meghan...who has it all, and Agatha...who wants it all...chapter by engrossing chapter as he unleashes the truth behind lives filled with lies, secrets, more lies and shocking Oh No! moments.
THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS delves deep into haunting private thoughts, devastating past tragedies and a new horror for one mother you may...more
This is a super suspenseful psychological thriller set in London. Two women are pregnant. Two women who have lives that couldn't be more opposite. Pregnant Meghan has perfect hair, perfect teeth, and the perfect marriage! Pregnant Agatha ,on the other hand, has no husband , no children and stocks shelves in a grocery store while dreaming of a life like that of Meghan. Agatha has no wealth or beauty.
Lies,lies,lies....they have such a way of weaving an intricate web of deceit! The truth ...more
I loved the way this story was told! The author, Michael Robotham, did a fantastic job with the two female narrators, Meg and Agatha. Character development was definitely a 5 star experience in this gripping novel! I was completely engrossed in Meg and Agatha’s lives, hanging on their every thought and word to see what would happen next. I felt as though I was actually right inside their minds, feeling their feelings, a ...more
Meet Agatha: Mid-thirties, wants to settle down, and more than anything in the entire world.. wants.. no.. needs.. a baby.
Meet Meghan: Wife to Jack, mother to two beautiful children, Lucy and Lachlan, with another one on the way. She has a picture-perfect life. She has a life that Agatha has always dreamed of. ...more
This story triggered something within me which gave me some massive anxiety - it took me six long days to finish it because I had to keep putting it down. But really, we're all reading because we want to feel something, right? And boy oh boy, did I ever feel all the emotions with this one.
The story is told in alternating chapters from the two main characters, Agatha and Meg. At first, I believed that this was a detri ...more
The Secrets She Keeps is a well paced character driven suspense thriller that is skillfully written that drew me into the secrets and lies kept by two very different women Meghan and Agatha. I really enjoyed delving deep into their minds especially Agatha and I really enjoyed both their stories.
The Secrets She Keeps started out a bit slow for me at first and then picked up speed till I became engrossed in the l ...more
Let's just put it out there: this is no Gillian Flynn or Paula Hawkins psychological thriller. Never mind the claims invariably to head the jacket reviews, there are not really any plot twists or shocks. SORRY.
HOWEVER this is one heck of a page turning, light character study and a fairly short book. I read it so fast, my husband couldn't believe it when I said I was done. I think 4 hours of reading an entire novel is truly a record ...more
I love me some single white femaling in a book. Not in real life though. I would punch a heifer.
This one was all kinds of juicy. You have perfect life Meg, she has handsome husband and two cute kids. Now she is pregnant with baby number three. She gets to ...more
Two pregnant ladies - one whose baby is unplanned, the other whose baby is planned down to the tiniest detail. Their paths were bound to cross, the common bond discovered.
It's probably happened to all of us at one time or another. You make an offhand comment, pay a compliment, or maybe flash a quick smile to a complete stranger. Could be someone waiting in line at the post office, or perhaps a waitress, or maybe a grocery clerk. It doesn't ...more
The creature within has stirred.
Nobody can deny the restorative powers of a good bowl of hot soup. Whatever gripe or ailments you may have, all feel better after a few spoonfuls of this comforting and delicious bowl of heal thyself fare. We all of us have our own flavour preferences but it doesn’t really matter as long as you are getting yours.
Colour Michael Robotham’s book a bowl of the good stuff. Every spoonful reinforces your need to keep reading. No magic here, this is simply damn good ...more
Whoa.. this was a pretty intense and addicting read. I am pretty impressed with Michael Robotham. I kept seeing raving reviews for this book and well.. the reviews are definitely not wrong!
The Secrets She Keeps is a fast paced character driven novel that completely satisfies your taste buds for ...more
It revolves around Agatha and Megan who are both pregnant. Agatha works in a supermarket and has a boyfriend, Hayden who works with the navy and spends months at sea. Megan is a stay-at-home mom and successful mommy blogger married to a handsome sports newscaster.
From the outside everything looks perfect but if you look closely you start noticing deep cracks on both of these characters' lives.
I love going into thrillers/mysteries as blind as possible so that's all ...more
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