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Summary

You think you can trust the ones you love most. But what if one secret could make you question everything? 

Every day, a woman like Louise passes you in the street: elegant, confident, determined. But underneath, she’s struggling. 

She doesn’t know her sister, Alice, has been scared of leaving the house since their mother died. She doesn’t know when Alice babysits her little boy, Archie, he sometimes sees things he shouldn’t. She doesn’t know Archie has a secret. 

A secret that could send cracks through the heart of Louise’s carefully constructed life....

©2018 K. L. Slater (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Another one off the Slater production line...

The first KL Slater book I read was Blink which I really enjoyed. Since then she has turned out a series of these increasingly slow paced dramas with big twists towards the end. Lucy Price Lewis has provided consistently strong narration.

The writing is good quality and fairly engaging but this one in particular is really so much more a family drama than anything I would think of as a thriller. It did try to jump into that territory right at the end but it all just feels like afterthought rather than logical progression.

If you have enjoyed this author's recent books then don't let me put you off this one. For me now I think there are much better constructed and definitely more thrilling thrillers to be found elsewhere.

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  • Sue
  • Evesham
  • 18-11-18

Not the best K.L. Slater I have read.

I am a great fan of K.L. Slater books. I found The Secret has an interesting and intriguing storyline. I did enjoy the book however I would have liked it more if all the significant characters had been woven into the story from the beginning. For them to also have been given a bit of characterisation allowing the reader to get to know them.
Lucy Price-Lewis narration is superb.

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Thrilling!

This intense psychological thriller has more than one twist. It had me on the edge of my seat.

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Good solid read

Another good book by KL Slater! A good story although doesn't have the gasp out loud twists that some of her other work does (although it does have twists). Easy to listen to as the narrator is clear and has a good speaking voice. Overall a good book but I'd recommend "Blink" (by the same author) over this one.

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A must.

A beautifully written and beautifully written audio book. My second listen of a K.L. Slater novel. Can't wait to listen to my third!

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Fantastic!!

Absolutely Amazing, could not stop listening, kept your mind going until the very last word!

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Great







I really enjoyed this book.It was well written and superbly read.I look forward to the next one.




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  • Melissa Kaizer
  • 16-10-18

Naw

I usually like this author but I didn’t care for this book, I couldn’t get into like I had with the others and the end was mediocre.

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  • bethom2011
  • 12-10-18

Slow

It really got on my nerves how it flip flopped back and forth in time.

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  • Tara Tate
  • 19-10-18

Boring

I hate to say it but I was so disappointed in this book. This is one of my favorite authors. But this book was slow and even the “big reveal” didn’t make up for it.

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  • Brianna
  • 12-11-18

Fast Read

I had a very hard time putting this one down! Very surprising ending that I definitely didn't see coming! Don't miss this one! #surprising #familydrama #thriller #fastpaced #secrets #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Angela M. Dokos
  • 29-10-18

Great book

Loved the story. I felt so bad for Archie. Poor kid. The plot was great. It kept me interested; couldn’t wait to see how everything would play out. Great book.

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  • Mystical Lady
  • 20-10-18

A nail biter for sure

I really liked this one. It kept my internet from the very beginning. The author did a great job keeping me guessing. The narrator did an excellent job with the characters. Together, they created a great story to tell. Worth the money or credit. 😀😀😀

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-10-18

slow, all over the place

Book was slow and jumped back and forth... it got a little better toward the end.

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  • Megan
  • 16-10-18

A must read!

Truly loved this book, Loved it right to the end.
Once I started this book, it was very hard to put down. Can’t wait until the next one.

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  • P. Schmoock
  • 16-10-18

a bit different

the story was a bit different from the other stories this author has written, but it shows what a great grasp the author has on human behavior.