The Secrets We Keep: An unputdownable emotional page-turner

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My whole body aches. I trawl memories of her, now so precious... my darling child. I can’t lose her…

 

When Tessa arrives at the little house by the lake with her two children, it is an escape. The rental house may be a bit small – but it’s theirs for the summer. A place to hide…

 

However, their isolation is disrupted by the family from the big house next door. Three children and their glamorous mother Rebecca – who seems determined to invite Tessa into their lives.

 

Rebecca, however, is harbouring a dark secret. And when it becomes too much for her to bear, Tessa seems to be the only person she can turn to.

 

But as powerful bonds form between the two families, choices will be made that can never be undone. And as the summer comes to an end, nothing can keep everyone safe. And one family will pay the ultimate price…

 

A gripping, powerful emotional page turner with a heartbreaking twist, for fans of Jodi Picoult, Emily Bleeker and Diane Chamberlain.

 

Readers are loving The Secrets We Keep:

‘Holy heck!!! Kate Hewitt brought her A-game with this must read... I was completely entranced… There were so many well-timed twists and turns and just when I thought I couldn’t be surprised anymore, there was another bomb waiting to drop!! … A complete 5 star novel that will most certainly “wow” you!Steph and Chris’ Book Review, 5 stars

 

‘A powerful, emotional and captivating book… very gripping… a fantastic story.’ MoMo’s Book Diary, 5 stars

 

‘Emotional, suspenseful, truthful...these all describe this gut wrenching story of two very different women and the summer they share… I couldn't put it down! The suspense built higher and higher feeling almost like a Hitchcock movie.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘It had me on the edge of my seat with tears in my eyes. It is a very heart wrenching book to read and incredibly moving.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

Captivating, suspenseful, entertaining novel! This beautiful thriller kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Oh my god!! What a heartbreaking twist...I absolutely loved this book sooooo much.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

An absolutely, heart wrenchingly, emotional book… Be warned, you will shed tears! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A story about friendship, hope, and how we can help each other get through the tough times in our lives… captivated me from the start… I love, love, love this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I could not put [it] down, I just had to find out what happens next… I enjoyed every minute.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘[A] suspenseful family drama... that I couldn’t put down, and a surprising heartbreaking twist.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I was totally immersed in this beautifully told story and felt really sad by the time I reached the end. Uniquely wonderful… I loved every single page of it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I cried so much during this book. I couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

I have just finished reading this book, and am blown away. I didn't want the book to end, but I couldn't put it down… Engrossing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Wow! This book really kept me on my toes. There are a lot of twists and turns that I was not expecting… I highly recommend this book, but prepare yourself for the emotional roller coaster!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Does not let go until you have read the last page. It will pull at your heart strings and break your heart at the same time.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

A highly emotional and suspenseful book which left me in tears in some parts and biting my nails in others… One emotional rollercoaster of a story with twists and turns aplenty.’ Stardust Book Reviews

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Publisher
Bookouture
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Published on
Sep 6, 2018
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Pages
409
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ISBN
9781786816290
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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‘Heart-wrenching and captivating… as good as anything Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain have ever written… gripping, engrossing and compelling’ Bookish Jottings

 

‘My arms ache with the need to reach and hold my precious child, and then to never let go. But I can’t. I know I can’t.’

 

Heather is devastated. There’s no way she can keep her baby. She can barely pay the bills as it is. But when she meets Grace, a wealthy, single career woman, who wants a baby more than anything, Heather believes she has found the perfect adoptive mother.

 

As Grace and Heather’s lives become entwined, they are tested to breaking point, though neither can deny the other’s love for the child. But just when they think they are learning how to live with each other, they receive devastating news that turns their fragile world upside down.

 

Will either mother know what is the right thing to do for the child they both love? 

An absolutely gripping, emotional drama with a tear-jerking twist. If you love Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer or Diane Chamberlain, this will warm your heart, make you cry, and stay with you forever.

 

What readers are saying about A Mother’s Goodbye

‘Wow oh wow… A powerful and emotional read that touched my heart.… mesmerising… powerful and gut-wrenching.’ Dash Fan Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely loved every minute … such a heart-breaking read… I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Oh. My Gosh. This story tugs at so many heartstrings, it makes you cry, it makes you FEEL.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I cannot recommend this book enough to you all! … This story 100% got me in the feels….it was an emotional rollercoaster and a superb riveting read.’ Writing from the Heart, 5 stars

 

‘If there's one book that I'm glad I've read so far this year then it's this one.’ Sarah Louise Writes

 

‘Oh my gosh! This book is sad, thrilling, gripping and completely pulls on your heart strings… Full of heartache, tough decisions, dilemmas, drama and struggles of everyday life…. In two words, simply amazing!’ Books on the Bookshelf, 5 stars

 

‘This book was a heart wrenchingly aching tale of motherly love, loss and loyalty. It's like no other!... So so sad. But so beautiful!’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars

 

‘Wow! This book pulled at my heartstrings from first page to last’ Audio Killed the Bookmark, 5 stars

 

‘I cannot believe how much this book touched me. It got to one point where I had to stop reading because my chest hurt so bad from emotion and the tears were flowing… I would give this more than 5 stars if I could’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Oh wow…Such a beautiful, heartfelt and emotional story… This story has literally broken my heart into tiny little pieces at every emotional and heart breaking turn.’ Welcome to Mixing Reality with Fiction, 5 stars

 

‘A heartbreaking story…that is beautifully and emotionally written…  Absolutely heart wrenching and devastating.’ Sinfully Wicked Books, 5 stars

 

‘This is an absolutely stunning novel… incredibly moving …powerful, honest and an excellent, unmissable read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A powerful story of love and heartbreak. I read this book with tears streaming down my face... Real, visceral and so emotional... The gut-wrenching decisions that had to be made were so realistic and so poignant.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A riveting story… [it] was already pulling at my heartstrings, but then there was a twist, one so tragic, that I read much of the story with a lump in my throat.’  Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘One of the best books I've read.’ Goodreads reviewer

Anna’s hands tense on Alice and she hesitates. In that endless pause, I see all I need to know. She doesn’t want to give Alice to me – not now, and not ever. And part of me doesn’t even blame her…
Milly always dreamed of being a mother. Adopted herself, she has always imagined a powerful intimate connection with a child of her own. So when she and her husband Matt are told they can’t have children, her dreams are shattered.

But then their loved ones offer the ultimate gift – Milly’s best friend Anna and Matt’s brother Jack will be donors so that Milly can carry a child and finally have a chance to be a mother. And with everyone accepting and open, Milly believes that nothing could could go wrong.

Except none of the four people involved are prepared for the feelings that will threaten their most important relationships as their precious, longed-for daughter Alice grows up and receives a heartbreaking diagnosis.

Then those who love her best will have to decide what it means to be a parent, and to make decisions with far-reaching and devastating consequences… for Alice, and for themselves.

A powerful, heart-breaking novel guaranteed to make you cry, for fans of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, and Gracie’s Secret.

Readers love Kate Hewitt:
‘Heart-wrenching and captivating… as good as anything Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain have ever written… gripping, engrossing and compelling.’ Bookish Jottings

‘Oh my gosh! This book is sad, thrilling, gripping and completely pulls on your heart strings… Full of heartache, tough decisions, dilemmas, drama and struggles of everyday life… In two words, simply amazing!’ Books on the Bookshelf, 5 stars

‘Holy heck!!! Kate Hewitt brought her A-game with this must read... I was completely entranced… There were so many well-timed twists and turns and just when I thought I couldn’t be surprised anymore, there was another bomb waiting to drop!!… A complete 5 star novel that will most certainly “wow” you!’ Steph and Chris’ Book Review, 5 stars

‘A heartbreaking story filled with raw emotions that is beautifully and emotionally written… It just hits you right in the gut and pulls out all of the feels. It is absolutely heart wrenching and devastating… a moving and tragic story about life, love and loss.’ Sinfully Wicked Books, 5 stars

‘Oh wow… This story has literally broken my heart into tiny little pieces at every emotional and heart breaking turn.’ Welcome to Mixing Reality with Fiction Book Blog, 5 stars

‘A heart wrenchingly aching tale of motherly love, loss and loyalty… So so sad. But so beautiful!’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars

‘One of the most poignant and life affirming novels… Beautiful, thought-provoking, insightful….and everything in between… Keep the tissues handy, you’re going to need them.’ The Writing Garnet

‘A plot twist so devastating that I needed some time to deal with my emotions before completing the book… a seriously good read… and, at the end, simply heartbreaking.’ Musings of a Tired Mummy

‘Oh. My Gosh. This story tugs at so many heartstrings, it makes you cry, it makes you FEEL… I loved this book, even though I pretty much sobbed through the end of it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I’m not someone who cries easily but… [I] thought this book might just break me into tiny pieces. This is an incredibly moving, powerful and heartbreaking story about motherhood, love and loss… Will stay with me for a long time to come.’ Novel Deelights

‘This is a powerful story of love and heartbreak. I read this book with tears streaming down my face… The gut-wrenching decisions that had to be made were so realistic and so poignant.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
The instant New York Times Bestseller (January 2018)!

"A fiendishly smart cat-and-mouse thriller" —New York Times Book Review

"Buckle up, because you won't be able to put this one down." —Glamour

"Jaw dropping. Unforgettable. Shocking." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl." —In Touch Weekly

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

A 2018 Indie Next Pick | One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018 | One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

Praise for The Wife Between Us:

"Fiendishly clever...in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing." —Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire

“A clever thriller with masterful twists.” – Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman

"The Wife Between Us delivers a whip smart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It's terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won't know who to trust. I loved it." –Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew

"A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!" –Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada

“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!” —Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault

“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship, and obsession.” —Javier Ramirez, The Book Table

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