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This is the kind of book that stays with you long after you finish. You could feel the depth and quality of the story. The editing was brilliant! Not a wasted, word here. A kidnapped child is not exactly fresh ground in a psychological thriller, but the author's clever depiction of the back story made this exciting and fresh.
The performance was genius! Without giving too much away, the narrator was able to create a very chilling persona for an unnamed character within a character. Next to Imogen Church, Lucy Price - Lewis is my favorite narrator and the only one I've heard who can hold a candle to Church. She'd made a crappy story tolerable with her talent.
This book is a thriller, but it's so much more than that. Many books in this genre don't allow you to appreciate why someone made the horrible decisions they made. Robotham created such a tragic story for his protagonist that I found myself justifying every despicable thing the character did. I actually rooted for the character, even though it conflicted with the sound judgement I would've credited myself with before hearing this story.
I wish every book were this good, or, at least, half this good, but I realize I enjoyed it more because they just aren't. I highly encourage you to buy this book, because it just might make you appreciate what you're currently taking for granted. It's on a whole new level.
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If you could sum up The Secrets She Keeps in three words, what would they be?
Very Very Emotional!!
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes. This book was definitely a page turner. It was hard to make time to stop and take breaks. So many twists and turns. Loved the narrator Lucy Price-Lewis. So talented!
Which scene was your favorite?
I would have to say the final scene, spoken by Agatha. It really made me sad.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes. A great story that I won't forget!! This is the first book I've listened to by Michael Robotham. I hope his other books are just as good as this one.
Oh, thank you Stephen King for your words about the author. They really made me decide to listen to The Secrets She Keeps. Highly Recommend!!
Any additional comments?
It's interesting that when you're searching for a really good book to read, one that you've never heard of (such as this one) just pops up out of no where. And you also find writers that you haven't ever read that are terrific. Great!!!
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