The Secrets She Keeps
by Michael Robotham
This is my first read by Robotham, and it didn’t disappoint. Creepy, psychological suspense, but not overly scary. I stayed up much later than I wanted to reading this book. This book makes me think of how many of us look at others on social media thinking, “Their life is so perfect. They have it all.” But we really don’t know. As someone popular once said, we are only seeing their “highlight reel.”
The story switches between Meghan and Agatha’s point of view. Both are pregnant and due around the same time. Both have very different lives. Meghan is happily married with two beautiful children and writes a mommy blog. Agatha works in a supermarket and the baby’s daddy is away at sea not returning her calls. Meghan and Agatha do not know each other, but Agatha knows a LOT about Meghan’s life. She knows her schedule, her children’s names, just a lot of detailed information. She makes it her life’s mission to meet Meghan and become friends with her. Only Meghan’s life is not all it seems to be; she has secrets. Agatha also has secrets of her own.
When I read the first few chapters I thought it would be a certain type of book, then as I got further into the book there was a twist. This book was full of mind games and kept me guessing. The characters were very well written with a lot of depth. Some parts were sad and it shed a lot of light on mental illness. I’m looking forward to reading more by Robotham.
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