The Deepest Secret
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For fans of Jodi Picoult, Kim Edwards, and William Landay, The Deepest Secret is part intimate family drama, part gripping page-turner, exploring the profound power of the truths we’re scared to face . . . about our marriages, our children, and ourselves.
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Twelve years ago, Eve Lattimore’s life changed forever. Her two-year-old son Tyler on her lap, her husband’s hand in hers, she waited for the child’s devastating diagnosis: XP, a rare genetic disease, a fatal sensitivity to sunlight. Eve remembers that day every morning as she hustles Tyler up the stairs from breakfast before the sun rises, locking her son in his room, curtains drawn, computer glowing, as he faces another day of virtual schooling, of virtual friendships. But every moment of vigilance is worth it. This is Eve’s job, to safeguard her boy against the light, to protect his fragile life each day, to keep him alive—maybe even long enough for a cure to be found.
Tonight, Eve’s life is about to change again, forever. It’s only an instant on a rainy road—just a quick text as she sits behind the wheel—and another mother’s child lies dead in Eve’s headlights. The choice she faces is impossible: confess and be taken from Tyler, or drive away and start to lie like she’s never lied before.
Praise for The Deepest Secret
“A taut family drama . . . smart and thrilling.”—People
“Elegant, poignant, and utterly riveting . . . a suspenseful tale of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice that will leave you asking how far a mother really should go to protect her family and wondering about the cost of the secrets we all keep, even from ourselves.”—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia
“Exceptionally moving and unrelentingly suspenseful . . . everything a great novel, and thriller, should be.”—Providence Journal
“Superb . . . The story offers the intricate suspense and surprise of a thriller, along with rich characterizations and nuanced writing. . . . A gripping read and a memorable reflection on the conflicting imperatives of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Carla Buckley masterfully portrays an ordinary family trapped in a heart-wrenching crisis.”—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
“Fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy this compelling blend of ripped-from-the-headlines suspense and close-to-your-heart characters.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fear Nothing
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Well worth reading
This is not a book to pass up. A friend received an advanced copy and loaned it to me. The story line engages with twists and turns. While the main story is the disappearance of a young girl, there are many other heart tugging stories in here. The characters are strong, believable and full of emotions.
The book is very thought provoking and seems to ask: How far are we willing to go for the ones we love? I found myself wondering about the character long after the book was completed. One of the most enjoyable books I have read.
The Deepest Secret
This book is just like a lifetime move about a woman who ran over her best friends daughter. I knew just about how it would read and end. Very disappointed I spent a lot of money on it.
I have nothing negative to say about this book. It was a definite page-turner for me and it wasn't only because of the suspense. The story was a really good drama, and believable. All of the characters in this book were well-developed as was the story. I learned a lot about XP disease, too. I was surprised throughout the entire book and it did not disappoint at the end. Great book.