If your past could be erased, would you erase it?
Author: Sudeep Nagarkar
Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
If your past could be erased, would you erase it? Sadly, you have no choice in this matter because I, your past, am invincible. If you think you can escape me, you're already doomed. Rahul, an intelligence officer on a secret mission, is undercover at a major's house. In the process, he falls in love with the major's daughter, Akriti, unknowingly putting her in danger. To protect her, Rahul decides to hide her at his parents' house. However, estranged from his family for years, he must first make amends with them. Just when he thinks he has found a haven for Akriti, she goes missing. That's when a research wing officer is put on the job, and Rahul realizes she is someone who seems all too familiar. Or is she really?
A beautifully written and insightful new novel sensitively uncovering the effects of trauma on the mind of an eleven-year-old girl.
Author: Nova Weetman
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
A beautifully written and insightful new novel sensitively uncovering the effects of trauma on the mind of an eleven-year-old girl. I don't know if you've ever seen a house burn, but it's not like anything else... Clem Timmins has lost it all—her house, possessions and clothes. Now living in a tiny flat with her dad, she has to go to a new school far from what she knows. On her first day, Clem meets Ellie. To fit in, Clem reveals a secret and immediately regrets sharing too much with her new friend. How can Clem face everything in her life when all she wants to do is run away?
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and ...
Author: Lara Prescott
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago. At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents. The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world.
Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins.
Author: Trisha Leaver
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy's shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she's chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy's world. When—after a heated argument—Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy's death and everyone's grief, Ella makes a split-second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy's life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options—confess her deception or live her sister's life.
But Cade has a secret, and if Adam finds out, it could easily blow their fledgling relationship apart. Adam knows this is his last chance with Cade, and he’s resolved to show he’s changed.
Author: Logan Meredith
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
A standalone Love We Find novel. A first love. A weighty secret. One last chance to make it right. Adam is either the man Cade loves to hate or the man he hates to love, and it changes hourly. They’ve been stuck in a cycle of hookups and breakups since Adam’s infidelity ended their relationship four years ago. But when a guys’ trip to Hawaii results in the engagement of their close friends, Cade and Adam decide to give it one more shot—a real shot. Monogamy, dating, communication . . . the works. But Cade has a secret, and if Adam finds out, it could easily blow their fledgling relationship apart. Adam knows this is his last chance with Cade, and he’s resolved to show he’s changed. He’s distanced himself from his toxic family, shed his immature ways, and become a thriving graphic designer. He’s determined to regain Cade’s trust and prove once and for all they are meant to be together. But in trying so hard to be the perfect boyfriend and support Cade through a family crisis, he might miss what’s happening right under his nose. When Cade’s long-concealed eating disorder relapses, he faces a choice: confide in Adam and risk destroying their last chance to be together, or keep it hidden and risk his recovery. But if he can find the strength to forgive and have faith in Adam again, he might be able to have both. See this title's page on RiptidePublishing.com for content warnings.
Elizabeth Mavery struggles with bipolar II disorder while dealing with an unfaithful husband, a crumbling family, and a social life from hell.
Author: Mia Hayes
Publisher: MIA Hayes
Elizabeth Mavery struggles with bipolar II disorder while dealing with an unfaithful husband, a crumbling family, and a social life from hell.
Mary June Blakely's family is broken and scattered.
Author: Mary Alice Monroe
Mary June Blakely's family is broken and scattered. She and her husband have paid the price for years of unspoken emotions - one son is lost forever, another, Morgan, has not been home in over a decade. When Morgan unexpectedly returns to help care for his sick father, the family begins to face their demons.
A tragic accident, a broken heart, and a marriage drowning in secrets.
Author: Stephanie Butland
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
What happens when the end of someone's life is only the beginning of getting to know them? Elizabeth's husband, Mike, is a well-liked policeman in their quaint English village. And when Mike dies in a tragic drowning accident, Elizabeth finds comfort in his being a hero for saving the young woman who was also on the scene. But when the truth behind that night comes to light, Elizabeth must face not only the fact that her husband is gone forever but also that she may have never really known him at all.The You I Didn't Know is an extraordinary debut novel about marriages and the secrets that are buried within them.
'How much do they want? ... On the platform I wanted to ask Mim if we could bring the date forward from ... Actually, this was good, keeping it from Miriam.
Author: Jonathan Harvey
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
It's hard being that woman, the one whose husband disappeared. It's made me quite famous. I just wish it was for something else. He went out five years ago for a pint of milk and never came back. So here I am with a daughter who blames me for all that's wrong in the world, a son trying his best to pick up the pieces and a gaggle of new neighbours who are over friendly, and incredibly nosy. Then I find a left luggage ticket in the pocket of one of his old coats and suddenly I'm thinking... What's if he's not dead? What if he's still out there somewhere? You think you have the perfect life, the perfect kids, and then it's all turned inside out. What if I don't like what I find? And is it a chance I'm willing to take?
I'm sick of keeping this secret any longer. I focus on my Iced Cap. “The truth is, Ms. Stitski, I think that I might have been one of the last ones to see ...
Author: Deb Loughead
After a classmate’s death at a party, Clementine Sanford can’t forgive herself, certain she could have done more to help. Now she has to worry about her “friend” Ellie exposing her, and the dead boy’s mother, a lawyer. But when she finds out there are darker questions about what happened, Clem knows it’s up to her to find the truth.
'Want me to stay and serve this lot, chef?' 'I think I can manage them, ... 'We'll try,' Erin said with feeling. ... He wore a simple The Secrets We Keep 157.
Author: Colette Caddle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Four years ago Erin Joyce left Dublin under a cloud and bought a guesthouse in the remote, beautiful village of Dunbarra. The Gatehouse attracts a strange clutch of guests who, once ensconced, never want to leave. There's Hazel, a shy artist, and her sweet, silent daughter Gracie. Sandra, a brash American, wants to know everything about everyone. Then there's wise old easy-going PJ, who's seemingly part of the furniture. But Erin's fragile happiness is thrown off-balance by the arrival of A-list Hollywood actor Sebastian Grey. Erin finds herself drawn to this handsome enigmatic man, who used to walk with a swagger but now prowls the country lanes with haunted eyes. What trauma could have brought about this devastating change? Sebastian isn't the only one in the Gatehouse with a secret. Why is Hazel cast so adrift? Where does PJ go each week without fail, and what really brought Sandra to Dunbarra? As Erin finds herself embroiled in her guests' secrets she starts to ask herself: will she be ready to reveal her own?
“I've kept their secret for over thirty years,” he whispered. “It's time.” He let out his breath in a ... That they were adopting the baby once it came.
Author: Amanda Feyerbend
Publisher: Amanda Feyerbend
Lacy Willis offers to donate a portion of her liver to save her dying mother. When the blood tests show they’re not a match, she’s devastated. The revelation that they’re unrelated throws her whole world off-kilter. Author's Notes: The Secrets We Keep is a novelette-length short story. This story is intended for adult audiences. It may contain mature language, depictions of violence, and sexual scenarios. Sign up for Amanda's newsletter and receive a FREE box set! Check out Amanda’s other works: The Pruitt County Mysteries The Ideal Woman Do Unto Others Reynolds Investigations Mysteries Days Gone By (short story) Chosen to Die (short story) The Collector (short story) Amanda Feyerbend’s novels are perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Chelsea Cain, Robert Dugoni, Tess Gerritsen, Tami Hoag, J. T. Ellison, Eric Rickstad, Mike Omer, Michael Connelly, Erica Spindler, Kendra Elliot, and Kate Watterson. What reviewers are saying about Amanda Feyerbend’s books: “Amanda Feyerbend’s writing is dark and gritty, definitely not for the faint of heart.” –Endless Evil reader review “Couldn’t put this down! Well developed characters, suspense-filled plot. Satisfying resolution. Will definitely read more by this author. Highly recommend it.” –Endless Evil reader review “Superbly written crime novel. It is definitely a must read for everyone reading the genre.” –White River reader review “The story had so many twists and turns and was very descriptive. It was like you were seeing what the detectives were seeing.” –Cries in the Night reader review “Interweaving backstories with the present situations, Girls of Summer is a page turner anyone will enjoy.” –Girls of Summer reader review “Raw, repugnant, and wicked, the serial killer depicted in “The Ideal Woman”, is like none other in reality or fiction. The imaginative and complex storyline by author Amanda Feyerbend is absolutely riveting!” –The Ideal Woman reader review “This is an awesome thriller that keeps you turning the pages.” –Do Unto Authors reader review
Sarah knew all my secrets. I had to trust that she'd keep them secret and not hold them against me. But how to do that without bringing it all up and ...
Author: Mia Hayes
Publisher: FinnStar, LLC
Sometimes the people who seem the happiest have the most to hide. After her husband's affair upends her life, Elizabeth wants to forget the past and start over in a swanky suburb outside Washington D.C. There, she spends monotonous days going to Costco and day-drinking with her new best friend while trying to create a quiet, drama-free life for her family. And it seems to work - until an anonymous gossip blog begins spilling the women of Waterford's darkest secrets and targets Elizabeth. Now, the blurred conversations and blank spots in Elizabeth's mind give way to panic and anxiety. If her secrets - like a hospitalization for bipolar disorder and a suicide attempt - don't stay buried, she could crumble again. She's worked hard to make her life look Instagram perfect, and she needs everyone, including herself, to believe it. With her mental health in tatters and her marriage on the brink, Elizabeth fights to protect her family, her reputation, and her sanity. The past, however, has a way of not being forgotten. A delicious mix of gossip and darker narrative, The Secrets We Keep is a brilliant look at life in the social media age, friendship, and the stigma of mental illness.
With unexpected, riveting twists, The Secrets You Keep is an utterly compelling psychological thriller that once again showcases Kate White’s extraordinary storytelling talent.
Author: Kate White
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wrong Man and Eyes on You comes a harrowing new psychological thriller about a successful self-help author who suddenly finds her life spiraling dangerously out of control. What would you do if you realized that your new husband, a man you adore, is keeping secrets from you—secrets with terrifying consequences? Bryn Harper, an accomplished self-help author, already has plenty to deal with. She’s still recovering from a devastating car accident that has left her haunted by recurring, smoke-filled nightmares. Worse still, she can’t shake the ominous feeling her dreams contain a warning. In the beginning, Bryn’s husband Guy couldn’t have been more supportive. But after moving into a new house together, disturbing incidents occur and Guy grows evasive, secretive. What the hell is going on, she wonders? Then, a woman hired to cater their dinner party is brutally murdered. As Bryn’s world unravels—and yet another woman in town is slain —she must summon her old strength to find answers and protect her own life. Her nightmares may in fact hold the key to unlocking the truth and unmasking the murderer. With unexpected, riveting twists, The Secrets You Keep is an utterly compelling psychological thriller that once again showcases Kate White’s extraordinary storytelling talent.
Clem Timmins is slowly rebuilding her life after a house fire destroyed everything.
Author: Nova Weetman
Clem is slowly rebuilding her life after a house fire destroyed everything. She's about to start high school with her two best friends and she's finally settled into living with her dad in their tiny flat. But when her mum unexpectedly moves in, Clem feels like there's no space for her. Then she meets Matt, a funny and rebellious fourteen-year-old with family troubles of his own. When everything starts to unravel, Clem must decide which secrets to keep and which to share.
Would you tell the truth, if it meant losing everything you love?The Secrets We Keep is a confronting look at the complexities of family and lengths a mother will go to for her child.
Author: Nikki Lee Taylor
Publisher: Magpie Creative Media
Crippled with anxiety, Sophie is desperate to overcome the pain of losing her husband and only child in a freak car accident. Living and working in isolation with only the company of her dog Miss Molly, Sophie agrees to take on a job reviewing the manuscript of an up-and-coming writer. But this isn't any story. It is one that unearths old secrets and to discover the truth, Sophie must find the courage to embark on a search that will change her life forever. On the outside, Love Mommy blogging queen Madelyn-May has it all. To her online community she is the perfect mother. She has a successful husband, perfect twins, and an idyllic life. What they don't know is Madelyn-May also has a secret. When her past collides with the present, Madelyn-May is forced to make a choice that could destroy everything she loves.Would you risk destroying a family, if it meant healing your own heart? Would you tell the truth, if it meant losing everything you love?The Secrets We Keep is a confronting look at the complexities of family and lengths a mother will go to for her child.
Embark on these unforgettable journeys of hope, repentance, and authenticity. Extraordinary women of all ages-from all ages-bend in their attempt to balance culture with their calling. But will they break?
Author: Dandelion Revolution Press
In this sophomore anthology from Dandelion Revolution Press, a diverse tapestry of characters are woven together by one thing: the desire to keep a secret. From the enchanted hills of Ireland to the bustling cities of India, women wrestle with the secrets they keep and if they are bold enough to expose the truth. Sixteen stories, richly steeped in realistic and fantastical worlds alike, follow characters who navigate hard choices and rewrite their realities. Embark on these unforgettable journeys of hope, repentance, and authenticity. Extraordinary women of all ages-from all ages-bend in their attempt to balance culture with their calling. But will they break? Contributors: Paige Baselice, Samantha Benton, Mark Bruce, Ashini J. Desai, Kalyani Deshpande, Hayley E. Frerichs, Paige Gardner, Catie Jarvis, James P.W. Martin, Natalie Monaghan Munroe, Adam J. Newton, Sarena Tien, Kerry Trautman, Alisa Ungar-Sargon, Scarlet Wyvern
It is more than the secrets women keep from men; it's about the secrets we keep from anyone or everyone, even from ourselves. It's those pieces of truth ...
Author: Dr. Jill Hubbard
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Women keep secrets – from friends and loved ones, even from themselves. So what are the secrets? And why would anyone want to live an airbrushed version of herself instead of a rich, unencumbered, authentic life? In The Secrets Women Keep, popular radio host and clinical psychologist Dr. Jill Hubbard shows you how to acknowledge your secrets, release them, and find an emotionally healthy way to live. A life without secrets is a life of freedom, where you can be your real self, where you are the same on the outside as you are on the inside. The Secrets Women Keep reveals the top secrets from an anonymous "Life Satisfaction Survey" of two thousand women. Most women can relate to at least some of the secrets uncovered in this survey, including: I'm unhappy in my marriage I feel invisible or inadequate My past haunts me I worry about finances I struggle with addiction With wisdom, gentleness, and biblical insight, Dr. Jill reveals how to shed those secrets so you can move safely into a life free of the burden of having to hide.