5-star Book Review: The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

Scrappymags 3-word review: Soft and psycho

Genre: Mystery/Contemporary Fiction, out 7/11/17

Shortest summary ever: Aww…everyone loves a nice baby story right? 😏 Agatha and Meghan are both pregnant at the same time and due around the same date, yet that’s where similarities end. Agatha ekes by on a single person’s stock-girl wage, single and knocked-up with no baby daddy in sight. Her foil Meghan is married and lives the posh life in a posh house with her posh hubby (the setting is England and I’m going to say posh a lot. And maybe bollocks.) But as the story evolves, we discover one of these women isn’t exactly what she seems..(muhuwaha) and stuff is about to go down in a BIG way…

What’s good under the hood: First off, publishers (I love you) HAVE to stop comparing everything to The Girl on the Train. Yes, that was a great book, but it often spoils other wonderful books with that comparison. Bollocks! (ha!) With that stated, I wasn’t hooked when I started to read, but page after page I sunk deeper and deeper into its welcoming psycho abyss. It was cozy. Until it wasn’t. I’m a firm advocate of no spoilers so don’t read ANY reviews (except mine, duh) because they will ruin this book. The characters are developed well and you’ll have all the turmoil of emotions between I hate this person/I feel for this person/no I hate this person/maybe I feel for this person. All the WTFs you can handle.

What’s bad or made me mad: oh a lot made me mad, but in a I’m-going-to-die-if-I-don’t- read-another-chapter way.

Recommend to: Mystery/contemporary fiction/best-seller type lovers. You’ll get into this.

Avoid if you: Are pregnant and easily scare.

Thanks to NetGalley and Scribner and the author for ensuring I will never have a child, oh and an advanced copy in exchange for this honest (and awesome) review. 

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