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The Secrets We Keep by Shirley Patton
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really liked it
bookshelves: australian-fiction, australian-women-authors

This was a good story, set in Kalgoolie in the 1980's it was interesting to read how different yet how the same it was 30 years ago. Unfortunately the one thing that doesn't seem to have changed much is the treatment and policies for the aboriginal people which the author winds into the story using the welfare office to do this.
Aimee was a strong character, who had been through a few traumatic incidents, we are not told what they are until near the end, but they are hinted at and I was able to discern what they were. The rest of the characters were all great, having their own flaws and strengths. I enjoyed Aggie, she had a lot of charm, depth and humour. With the interesting addition of spirituality woven into the story, and some very relevant issues from then and now and plenty of emotional times, this makes for a really enjoyable read that will hopefully start you thinking.

Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin (Australia), TEEN / MIRA for a copy in return for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

March 8, 2018 – Shelved
March 8, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
March 12, 2018 – Started Reading
March 12, 2018 – Shelved as: australian-fiction
March 12, 2018 – Shelved as: australian-women-authors
March 13, 2018 –
51.0%
March 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

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