The secret she keeps
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 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…
With its brilliant rendering of the secrets some women hold close and a shocking act that cannot be undone, The Secrets She Keeps delivers a dark and twisted page-turner that is absolutely impossible to put down.
The secret she keeps book review
The secret she keeps is one of the best thrillers I read this year. It’s about two women expecting a baby at the same time. We have Megan she has a rather privileged lifestyle. A good looking husband who is a sports reporter, two children, a boy and a girl, and expecting her third “oops baby”, and runs a popular mummy/lifestyle blog.
On the other hand, Agatha’s life is very different from Megan, she works in a supermarket, has an estranged relationship with her mother, and is in a relationship with a much younger man. Agatha admires Megan she looks up to her, to her, Megan has a perfect life. The two women become friends and that’s when things become creepy.
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