Title: The Secrets of Us
Author: Lucinda Berry
Publication: June 1, 2021
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages: 271 (Audiobook: 8 hours, 45 minutes)
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Foster sisters Krystal and Nichole have always been there for each other, so when Nichole is committed to a psychiatric hospital after trying to kill her husband, Krystal drops everything to defend her.
Scarred by a hard upbringing, Nichole and Krystal managed to construct comfortable lives for themselves. Krystal became a respected lawyer, and Nichole was happily married to an architect—until Nichole starts raving that her husband isn’t her husband, believing that he’s an imposter.
Driven by fierce loyalty, Krystal starts asking questions, but she’s not sure she can bear the answers. Her investigation leads to the sisters’ dark shared past…to a horrible tragedy and a well-guarded lie that cemented their sisterly bond.
But that lie can’t kill the truth—the battered, gasping, clawing truth that’s coming for them both. Now Krystal and Nichole must both fight for the lives they’ve built before they’re consumed by the one they left behind.
**A copy of this audiobook was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
I love the past meets the present. What happened when Krystal and Nichole were growing up has always been kept a secret, and they have remained close as ever. Slowly, the author gives us a sneak peek into their upbringing, their friendship, and how it has caused them to remain close.
I loved the psychological factor of this book… wondering if it’s mind games, if the narration is reliable… It definitely kept me listening (I listened to the audio thanks to Brilliance Audio).Using two narrators, the story is told from both sister’s points of view.
I have to admit I was disappointed in the end. There was no sick and twisted ending – just a tale that could play out in anyone’s life almost. Sure, there was lots to be thrilled by, but if you like sick and twisted – this just isn’t the book for you. However, it did keep me interested and I enjoyed the writing and the characters!
STAR RATING: 4/5
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