The Language of Secrets
Ever noticed how often lately we've been pleasantly surprised when reading or listening to a book by a first-time author? It's almost as if you've suddenly discovered something wonderful, and can't wait to tell your friends about it. Many are telling their pals about THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS by California screenwriter Dianne Dixon. It's original, compelling, and tends to make one think about his or her personal values.
Justin Fisher should be happily content. He's the manager of a plush hotel, hap ...more
The Language of Secrets is a tightly wound mystery, with a plot unlike any other I’ve ever run across. The entire story is unusual and grabs you immediately. The main character had moved to London to pursue a career, and remained out of touch with his immediate family. After many, many years, he returns to California and tries to reconnect. He finds his parents have died, and when he visits their graves, he sees another headstone next to them. His. Showing that he died at age four. Immediately h ...more
I have to say that the second half of the book was better than the first. The first part seemed clumsy to me--like the author was playing at being a writer and alternately wasn't that into it or was trying too hard. The prose just did not flow. The characters lacked dimension. I was also bothered by the fact that she had two kids fighting over who got to be Smurfette and have the Smurf doll while playing in 1971. The Smurfs didn't make it to the St...more
A gaping-holed mystery, this novel teases at your curiosity from the beginning. The disappointment only arrives several chapters in and you're too committed now to put it down.
Filled with absolutely ridiculous story lines that never, ever, ever connect, ...more
The Language of Secrets is ...more
When he arrives, his parents are dead—and his gravestone is beside theirs.
Justin embarks on an amazing terrifying journey of mystery, self discovery, and secrets to try to fix his broken past—or at least figure out who he is.
The Language of Secrets was powerful, ironic, and prof ...more
Justin goes to the grave yard. There he finds his mother’s and father’s headstones. Justin also sees another headstone. The name on the head stone says Thomas Justin Fisher…born August 5, 1972 to February 20, 1976. It is Justin’s headstone but how can that be as Justin is alive. Justin is about to travel down a path that he ...more
The story was so horrifying that it really sucked me in. There were a couple of different time periods being dealt with, and I found the one in present day lacking quite a bit compared with the one dealing with the main character's past. Plus there was a bit of a side story going on that really went nowhere.
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Justin Fisher has a lovely wife, a young son, nd a successful career as a manager of a luxury hotel, but he's troubled by the hole in his life left by his absent family. Hardly sure anymore why they became estranged in the first place, Justin gathers the courage to reconnect, only to find that his parents have passed away. And a visit to the cemetery brings the greatest shock of all.......... next to the graves of his father and mother sits ...more
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"Someone who thinks women are fish," Barton replied. He was smiling at Lily. "And that men are bicycles, which makes us basically useless to anyone of the fish persuasion. But it does categorize us as creatures who exist solely for the purpose of being ridden.”