'Wow! Wow! Wow!... This book is ahhmazing! From the first chapter, I was swept up by the sadness of the story… Sucked me in with grief so profound I could feel it as I turned the pages... It sucker-punched me in the gut... I literally couldn’t put it down! I can’t remember when a book last shook my every emotion!... SO damn good!... WOW!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
My baby girl, I’ll never forget you – your smile, your laugh, the way your hair sparkles in the sun. I cannot comprehend this pain. I cannot breathe through it.
In the middle of the night, Claire wakes up to discover that her beloved daughter, Julia, is dead – and life, as she knows it, is over.
Searching for answers, Claire stumbles upon a pile of letters, hidden under Julia’s bed in an old, battered shoebox, and feels closer to her daughter than ever before. They tell her that Julia was happy, that she was thriving at university, that she was in love.
But as the letters go on, Claire starts to feel uneasy at something hidden between the lines. Even as she grieves, she must prepare to face a shocking discovery. Because Julia was hiding a terrible secret – and when it’s uncovered, it will make Claire question everything she thought she knew about her daughter…
An emotional and gripping page turner that will stay with you long after you finish the last page. Fans of Kerry Fisher, Lisa Wingate and Jodi Picoult will love this moving and poignant tale that's full of twists.
Readers are absolutely loving My Daughters Secret:
'What a heartbreaking story!... The tissues came out, then they were put back away only for them to be taken back out again...! It had me gripped from the first chapter... A book that will make you want to hug your children and never let them go... Make sure you have tissues to hand!' Stardust Book Reviews
‘This book was awesome!!!... With the twist and turns that move so fast your head is spinning, you will reel at the ending!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Amazing… WTH did I just read? This book seriously smacked me on the head with the twists and turns… I could not stop reading.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This is such an utterly heart-wrenching, gripping, twisted and jaw-dropping story. It absolutely broke my heart to read but it was also very addictive because I wanted to find out the truth. Brilliantly written and very clever with the twisted truth.’ MrsCsHonestBookReviews
‘What a fabulous book. I was hooked from page one and could not put this book down. So many emotions.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book had me crying from the beginning. An extremely sad story… Felt so real and painful… Gives truth to pain in every way…
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 Stars When Claire's daughter, Julia, commits suicide, she is consumed with unimaginable grief. Searching for answers, she finds letters hidden under her daughter's bed in an old shoe box. At first, Claire's heart is eased as she discovers that Julia was happy, she loved being a college student... and that she was in love. But the tone of the letters slowly change and Claire feels something else was going on with her daughter .. something dark and secretive. Claire questions everything she thought she knew about her daughter. This is probably the most emotional book I've read in a really long time. I cried along with Claire as she grieved ... I laughed with Claire when she remembered fun times ... I felt her pain when a secret was revealed. This was well written, gripping, emotional ... I highly recommend this one. Just remember to keep a box of tissues handy. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for this intensely reading. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
The story of a family in the aftermath of a horrific event. Nicole Trope has written a very emotional story with enough skill to make it readable while still expressing the emotions the characters would show. The topics are sensitive but timely while the daughter's letters reveal the pain she was trying to escape. Very much a good book that will leave you thinking.
Wow! Wow! Wow! My sweet darling Nicole, you have outdone yourself! This book is ahhmazing! From the first chapter, I was swept up by the sadness of the story. You sucked me in with grief so profound I could feel it as I turned the pages. You have portrayed the horrific nature of suicide in a way that feels so real and painful. And the beauty of a budding love relationship through the found letters! How beautiful and romantic it started and how horrific it all ended. About 70% in, I figured out whodunit but geesh I never expected it and it sucker punched me in the gut. I felt the anger of the mother as I too started to hate this disgusting abusive man. The last fourth of the book was totally unexpected and so well developed! This book had me reeling in every direction and I literally couldn’t put it down! I can’t remember when a book last shook my every emotion but you did it! I mean, seriously, how did you come up with this story- it was SO damn good! Thank you for writing, for bringing emotion into the life of your reader and for tackling a very sensitive subject in the most graceful of ways! WOW! I highly recommend!
This book was well done and full of flawed but wonderful characters. I found the subject matter so relatable to many areas- marriage, trying to raise adult children , spousal abuse, suicide and many other issues. Nicole Trope does an admirable job of writing about tragic events and making them so important and real that I was reading late into the night. A heartbreaking and illuminating story of love, loss and redemption, with a twist and an ending that leaves you aghast. Nicole Trope is a gifted author and she paints authentic and moving portraits of motherhood and marriage, revealing all the heartaches, triumphs and mysteries with grace and style. This book had such a well-constructed plot that was handled in a sympathetic manner by a writer who is very skilled. This was a agonizing premise, with fabulously written characters. Family life is complicated, especially parenting teenagers and older children. There were several family events that kept me reading and the suspense was tremendous. A moving and emotionally charged novel, I would often find myself with tears in my eyes. With remarkably fleshed out characters, one cannot help but feel for each of them. In the end, Ms. Trope artfully accomplishes a delicate balance of forgiveness, reconciliation and hope for the future. Another winner from a new favorite author. Don't miss the pure satisfaction of this book.