Sinead Moriarty's delicious tenth novel, The Secrets Sisters Keep, is the story of three sisters, three life-altering problems and one eternal truth: nobody knows you quite like a sister!
Sinead's writing mixes the worldly wit of Jane Green with the down-to-earth warmth and insight of Marian Keyes and will remind people just how important their sisters - and their friends-who-are-like-sisters - are to them.
The Devlin sisters rely on each other - but some things are just too painful to share, even when your sisters are your best friends ...
Mum-of-four Julie thought that if her family had more money, life would be easier. But now that they've inherited a fortune, her problems are only starting.
Lawyer Louise is used to having life go exactly as she wants it to. So accepting that she cannot control everything in her world is beyond her.
And former model Sophie can just about cope with getting older - that's until her ex-husband finds a younger model.
All three women think that some battles are best fought alone. Maybe they need to think again ...
Praise for Sinead:
'Moving, disarmingly honest and at times laugh-out-loud funny' Sunday Times
'One of the brightest voices in modern women's fiction' Bella
'Sinead Moriarty can bring readers from hilarity to heartbreak with great deftness' Sunday Independent
'Touching, warm, funny and emotional. She has the gift of telling a very emotive story with grace and empathy' Woman's Way
What a read!
Is there anything else to say?
I really enjoyed this book, it's a good few years since I had read any books by this author and I was looking forward to getting stuck in. a cold wet Sunday afternoon, adulting done meant it was me time, me time with a cuppa and a brew. I needed a distraction, something away from blood and guts of the crime thrillers I normally read and this was just what the Dr ordered.
I read this before realising it's the 2nd book in a series. I don't think it's taken away any of the joy of reading it, clearly as I certainly didn't feel I'd missed out on anything.
Life can be very challenging sometimes, and for 3 sisters it certainly seems that the challenges are there for them.
Sophie, Louise and Julie. 3 very different people. Each facing what is thrown at them through life, each have each others back no matter what. A love of a sisters bond will be broken. isn't it?
This book seemed to cover some great issues in life, some real life issues that a lot of people face. The marriage break up, financial issues, bringing up children, making friends. But this not done like any other books, this is done with the flare and humour that Sinead Moriarty is well known for in her books. I feel this is what sets these books apart from any others.
Brilliantly well written, fun read.
He’d found an angel for his collection. But one angel at a time was never enough...
Detective Beth Young has just joined the Cumbrian major crimes team when a body is found posed in a ritualistic manner – arms spread and graceful wings attached – at a crumbling castle in the hills of the Lake District.
The entire police force are on red alert. But Beth begins to feel she’s the only one who can follow the disturbing clues left by the twisted killer. Because she doesn’t think like everyone else. To Beth, crimes are puzzles she can solve. Even if real life is a little harder.
As more bodies are discovered in derelict stately homes across the Lake District, she knows she’s in a race against time.
But the killer is looking for another victim to add to his collection… Will Beth be able to save her? Or will he get there first?
A tenacious young detective with scars both physical and emotional, Beth Young will stop at nothing in her fight for justice for the innocent. The Silent Dead is the first book in the series. Set in the Lake District, it is perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, LJ Ross, and Peter James. .
The first in a new series from this outstanding author is, The Silent Dead, Beth Young Book 1. What a treat I think we are in for if this first book is anything to go by.
Detective Beth Young has just joined the Cumbrian major crimes team, so her first case is going to be something she'll be remembered for. Able to think outside the box, Beth is going to be a great asset to this team.
When a body is discovered in the grounds of a hotel, discovered by none other than the blushing bride, who is not going to let anything spoil her big day.
It's down to the Major Crimes team to figure out what has happened. When more bodies start to turn up, it becomes a race against time.
Not only is the clock ticking, so is your heart, in this superb, disturbing, thrilling, twisted, edge of your seat, race to find a killer.
For me, Graham Smith has smashed it again with another read you will not want to put down. Don't just take my word for it, read some of the other reviews. Better still read the book and make up your own mind. I don't think anyone is going to be disappointed, certainly not fans of Graham's writing.
If like me you have to play amature detective and try and figure out who the killer was, then I think you are going to be getting it wrong. I certainly did. That to me is the sign of a great book, not being able to guess who it was until the very end. As I've said, there was some great tension throughout this book and it really does help make it and edge of your seat read. It really does amaze me how, after so many books authors like Graham Smith still manage to come up with some of the idea's they do. Where does that mind go to when writing. Wherever it is, keep going there.
I think Beth is going to be an amazing character over the course of this series, I know from past books I have read by this author that he has a great ability to develop characters into loveable, likeable, readable characters. Beth will have plenty of room to grow and I look forward to getting to know her a whole lot more. There is just something brilliant when you know you have just found another series to follow.
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