The Secrets She Keeps

The Secrets She Keeps

Book - 2017
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"Agatha is pregnant and works part-time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog--posts that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of her baby, to maybe return her calls. When Agatha learns that Meghan is pregnant again, and that their due dates fall within the same month, she finally musters up the courage to speak to her, thrilled that they now have the ordeal of childbearing in common. Little does Meghan know that the mundane exchange she has with a grocery store employee during a hurried afternoon shopping trip is about to change the course of her not-so-perfect life forever."-- From the publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781501170317
Branch Call Number: ROBOTHAM M
Characteristics: 368 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 15, 2018

This was definitely a page-turner. The plot intertwined the two protaganists into a beautifully scripted psychological story. I was completely drawn into the lives of the two women, Meghan and Agatha. The latter is destined to deal with the inability to have a child, along with the struggles she experiences from this. Meghan is the 'lucky' one and Agatha is the long-suffering victim of infertility and other traumatic incidents that occur. A book well worth reading.

Jan 30, 2018

This is a detour from the Jo O'loughlin series and is quite an interesting read. It is not until halfway through the story that you find out what is really going on.

Nov 19, 2017

An enjoyable read with an exciting story. The ending was so-so but the book was fast paced and the troubled character, Agatha, was interesting. I'll read more of this author's books.

Jul 31, 2017

Formatted with alternating chapters of two main character perspectives.


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