Her Secret Life

Anna E. Collins

I hold my breath as we push the door open. I’m not ready. But I know it’s time. And I know there will be a before and after this moment, the moment we finally discover the secret our mother had kept hidden for all our lives…

I haven’t spoken to my mother or sisters in years, but everything changes when I lose my husband. And I know it’s finally time to tell them why I’ve pushed them away. But as I approach my childhood home, my heart drops at the sight of police tape across the porch, and it shatters when I’m told my mother’s body has been recovered from the lake behind the house. I’m too late.

Pushing all our differences aside, my sisters and I desperately search her house for answers. But something isn’t right. Her clothes are missing, and everything is covered in a thick layer of dust. Our mother hasn’t lived here for months. What has she been keeping from us?

Just as we’re about to give up hope, we learn we’ve inherited a cottage we never knew existed. As we slowly push open the faded green front door, we are hit with the familiar scent of her perfume. This is where our mother had been all this time. But nothing can prepare us for when we finally unearth the reason why…

Now, I’m forced to decide if my mother’s secret will give me the strength to reveal my own to my sisters and heal our rift, or if it has the power to drive us apart forever.

Fans of Mary Ellen Taylor, Diane Chamberlain and Laura Dave will adore this completely gripping page-turner about how the people closest to us can have the most heartbreaking of secrets.

Readers love Her Secret Life:

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What a page-turner! It grabbed my attention from the start and held it until the end… This book had it all: family drama, mystery, love, loss, suspense… highly recommendan addictive and compelling read that’s near impossible to set down.Carolyn Arnold, author, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is one of my favorite novels of 2024A definite five ⭐️ read for me.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved this, and it thoroughly deserves every one of the 5 stars I’ve rated it… Heartfelt, touching, unique and inspiringAll the stars.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Compelling from beginning to end… This is an excellent read! I definitely recommend.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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