The Secrets Between Us

The Secrets Between Us

by Louise Douglas

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ISBN-13: 9781409045243
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date: 07/07/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
File size: 954 KB

About the Author

Louise Douglas is a copywriter and lives in Bristol with her partner and three children. The Secrets Between Us is her third novel.

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The Secrets Between Us. Louise Douglas 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
hashford on LibraryThing 22 days ago
After the trauma of losing her first baby to stillbirth followed by the discovery that her partner has been having an affair with her best friend and colleague, Sarah goes on holiday to Sicily with her sister and brother in law. There she meets Alexander and his 6 year old son Jamie, and learns that Alexander's wife Genevieve has recently left him. Sarah is immediately smitten with Alexander, and by the end of the holiday she has agreed to go and live with him in a small Somerset village, in the role of housekeeper and nanny to Jamie - much to the concern of her family.When she gets there, Sarah finds all is not quite as she had imagined. The whole village is only too eager to blame Alexander for his wife's disappearance and are judgmental and suspicious about Sarah's arrival on the scene; Genevieve's family are overbearing and openly hostile. Alexander wants her to maintain a front of being just housekeeper and nanny, and Sarah has doubts about whether her really cares for her. As time goes on, Sarah becomes more and more obsessed with Genevieve - what has happened to her? how could she bear to leave her son? does Alexander know more about her disappearance than he is letting on? and why is he so secretive about his past?When the family officially reports Genevieve missing things hot up as the police investigation draws inexorably nearer, and Sarah starts to wonder if she was right to place her trust in Alexander.This book has many strong points. Certainly there is a good story line with enough changes in direction to keep the reader interested, and an interesting range of (mostly) believable characters. The feeling of tension ramps up nicely as the action progresses through the second half of the book.On the down side, the first half of the book seems overly drawn out and slow to progress. The book does seem to hover between love story, ghost story and thriller, and as a result loses focus. In the last 1/4 however, Douglas finally plumps for thriller, and brings it to quite an exciting finish. Definitely worth a read.I have read and reviewed this novel as part of the Transworld Book Group Reading Challenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main character is so stupid you cannot believe it. Terrible book. Now i see why there were no reviews. Do not belike me who paid for this. Go to the library and pick it for free.