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The Dangers of Family Secrets

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I look back at our married life and I wonder if there was anything real about it at all…

Genealogist Freya Cameron has the perfect life. A devoted husband of nearly thirty years and career driven, successful twin daughters.

But what if it’s all a lie?

So skilled at excavating her clients’ family histories, Freya has no idea why her family are so cold towards her. They know
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Published June 29th 2017 by Accent Press
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Grace
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A cleverly put together and absorbing tale of a family undermined by secrets. Debby’s writing is full of wry humour and poignant observations that will keep you engrossed till the last page.
Kelly Lacey
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
There are books that you open and love, start to finish. Those are the best kind. Then there are the books that instantly pull you in, but leave you cursing the ending and the time wasted for the disappointment. Then there are the books that you don’t think you will like, the ones that sneak into your heart and slowly captivate you with plot, leaving you satisfyingly teary eyed at the end, grateful for going along on the characters’ journeys. This is what The Dangers of Family Secrets by Debby H ...more
Annette
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
The Dangers of Family Secrets by Debbie Holt was a goodreads win

I was attracted by the cover of this book, moths and flowers held together by a key. The key symbolises the unlocking of secrets, I think, which is at the centre of the book.

It is about assumptions made, without evidence, which affect relationships. Freya is living in a marriage which has tensions, but she can’t understand why. It culminates with her husband, Felix, leaving her. Her daughter, Tess, finds it difficult to commit to r
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Sandra Croteau
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book through Audible and it is a great listen. Joan Walker is so excellent as a narrator-I search for books read by her as opposed to looking for an author. And she has brought to life some really good stories that I never would have found on my own.
This story is really well developed with characters you can really feel for. Family dynamics and how unspoken feelings can cause a lifetime of misunderstandings and repression. It really is so well done. And had all the components for a
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Poor execution of such a heavy topic.
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Debby Holt lives with her husband in Bath. She started writing short stories when her five children were small. She wrote her first novel, The Ex-Wife’s Survival Guide in 2006. Since then, she has written three more: Annie May’s Black Book, The Trouble with Marriage and Love Affairs for Grown-Ups. Having been a spectacularly useless teacher in the past, she is fully aware of how lucky she is to be ...more

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