A Secret in the Family

Leah Mercer

‘Wow… From the start to finish, I was literally hooked… The ending was what blew me away… Unputdownable, emotional and heartbreaking.’ Tropicalgirlreadsbooks, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Rachel sat at the kitchen table, trying to take it all in. Clutching a faded photograph and an unknown necklace in her hands, she realises that everything she thought she knew about her family has been destroyed in an instant. What had her father done?

As her frail mother sleeps soundly upstairs, Rachel thinks back to the home that was once her sanctuary. With a devoted husband and young children herself, Rachel has always wanted to provide a loving home for her own family. It’s what she always thought she had. Until now.

But then she remembers. Her father’s absences from home on long work trips. Her mother, often tight-lipped and the accident which cost her father his life and drove a wedge between Rachel and her mother for years.

As she looks at the unknown girl in the photo, Rachel believes that she holds the key to who her father really was. But as she delves into a lifetime of secrets, Rachel knows that what she is about to discover has the potential to destroy her family forever. Will she risk everything to find out who she really is?

A completely addictive and heartwrenching story about deception and the secrets that lie behind a seemingly ordinary family, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Barbara O’Neal and The Silent Daughter.

What readers are saying about A Secret in the Family:

Hooked right from the beginning, I knew this was going to be a one sitting read… I was prepared and had the tissues at the ready. Did I need them? Yes I did!Really pulled on my heart strings… This is one tale that I highly recommend and is one that will be part of my best reads of the year.Once Upon A Time Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amazing… I would advise you to keep a few tissues handy, because the emotions run high. I would also advise you to clear your schedule, because you will be unable to put this book down.’ B for Bookreview, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘As soon as I started reading I was grippedI loved the suspense and intrigueI read all through the day.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book is so good and I loved every single second of it… Riveting and extremely twisted, there was no way I could put this one down and it resulted in an all-night read and a major book hangover!.’ RubieReads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This family drama has many twists and turns and a totally unexpected ending. Be prepared to want to read this in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘My Gosh! You just never know what you will find when you go back to your childhood home… Wow!… I was absolutely 100% positive that I had figured out the story and then??? NO! There are so many secrets… Hang on folks! This is so well done and anyone who adores a good thriller will truly want to grab this novel!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘My iced American became a lukewarm mess, the ice long melted. My to-do list was ignored. BUT I devoured one of the best books in a long time.’ Goodreads reviewer

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