The Secrets She Keeps is a 2017 thriller written by Michael Robotham. I remembered seeing positive reviews from a number of my Goodreads friends, so when the Audible went on sale recently, I purchased it. I didn’t go back and read the reviews, so I mostly went into the story blind. I’m so glad I did.
Agatha is a pregnant grocery store clerk. Through the store windows, she spies upon Meghan, a mommy blogger with a seemingly perfect life. Meg is pregnant with her third child, an “oopsie baby”. One day they meet at a yoga class. Their due dates are just a few days apart and both are expecting little boys. Meg invites Agatha to coffee, then over to her house so she can give her some baby clothes. They enjoy each other’s company and exchange phone numbers.
Both Agatha and Meg are keeping terrible secrets, which are slowly revealed as the story progresses. Agatha had a horrible childhood that has left emotional scars. Meg’s relationship with her handsome sports announcer husband is not-so-perfect after all. After the birth of Meg’s son, something horrific happens that permanently changes the course of both Agatha and Meg’s lives.
4.5-stars for this suspenseful and riveting thriller.