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The Deepest Secret
- A Novel
- Gesprochen von: Kirsten Potter
- Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 6 Min.
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Beschreibung von Audible
What if you did something unforgivable - and had to live with it? This intimate, pause-resisting family drama for fans of Jodi Picoult explores the profound power of the truths we’re scared to face...about our marriages, our children, and ourselves.
Eve Lattimore is barely keeping things together. Her husband works 1,500 miles away, leaving Eve to juggle single-handedly the demands of their teenage daughter and fragile son. Tyler was born with XP - the so-called vampire disease: even one moment of sun exposure can have fatal consequences. So Eve does what any mother might do: She turns their home into a fortress. Every day, she watches the sun rise and fall, and keeps a close eye on her child. Friendships fall away. Her marriage is on the rocks. Her daughter’s going through something but won’t talk about it. Still, Eve believes that it’s all a matter of time before a cure is found, and everything can resume its normal course.
Until the night she makes a terrible decision, and it’s not only the sun she has to hide from.
Praise for The Deepest Secret
“A taut family drama...smart and thrilling.” (People)
“Elegant, poignant, and utterly riveting...a suspenseful tale of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice that will leave you asking how far a mother really should go to protect her family and wondering about the cost of the secrets we all keep, even from ourselves.” (Kimberly McCreight, New York Times best-selling author of Reconstructing Amelia)
“Exceptionally moving and unrelentingly suspenseful...everything a great novel, and thriller, should be.” (Providence Journal)
“Superb... The story offers the intricate suspense and surprise of a thriller, along with rich characterizations and nuanced writing.... A gripping read and a memorable reflection on the conflicting imperatives of love.” (Publishers Weekly [starred review])
“Carla Buckley masterfully portrays an ordinary family trapped in a heart-wrenching crisis.” (William Landay, New York Times best-selling author of Defending Jacob)
“Fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy this compelling blend of ripped-from-the-headlines suspense and close-to-your-heart characters.” (Lisa Gardner, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Fear Nothing)
“[A] masterful thriller...as winding and treacherous as a slick road.” (Shelf Awareness)
“A mesmerizing page-turner for the era of Big Brother and constant surveillance: Who is guilty and who is innocent? Loved ones are not exempt from suspicion, as the devastating power of a mother’s love has unimaginable consequences. I was riveted until the very end.” (Melanie Benjamin, New York Times best-selling author of The Aviator's Wife)
“An electrifying and sensitive portrait of an ordinary family struggling with tragic circumstances, The Deepest Secret is a rich human drama that pulls on larger themes of life and what it means to be a family, one torn apart by tangled desires, grief, lost dreams, and a crime that threatens to sink them all. Every page aches with searing emotions that build to a heart-healing conclusion.” (Chevy Stevens, New York Times best-selling author of Always Watching)