The best-selling author returns with her second novel, The Secret - a beautiful, tear-jerking novel which will be cherished by all those thousands of fans who lost their hearts to The Letter.
From the Number One best-selling author of The Letter comes The Secret - a heart-breaking novel of tragedy, hope and second chances. Fans of Jojo Moyes and Amanda Prowse will love the moving human drama of Kathryn Hughes.
Mary has been nursing a secret.
Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear.
Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...the Secret.
©2016 Kathryn Hughes (P)2016 Headline Publishing Group Limited
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"just as good as The Letter"
This book is on par with The Letter, beautifully written with realistic events and characters and a satisfying ending.
"Not as good as the Letter"
I read the Letter and couldn't get enough. I bought this hoping for a similar style. The story was ok, but not as good. Not a waste of time, but not the greatest either.
"Good read not great."
The story was interesting. Some of it to long to develop. Tying it together at the end was good but I must of missed something in the middle.
"Very good book. Recommended."
After reader her previous book The Letter i searched out more from this author and narrator, i was not disappointed.
Both the storyline and the characters soon came alive. Loved the ending too.
"A well versed story"
First and foremost I enjoyed The Letter and because of this bought The Secret. A good read with an in depth knowledge of human behaviour.
I gathered the secret towards the middle of the book but another part of the story was a complete suprise.
"plenty of twists and turns"
loved this book, kept me interested all the way through, not many books surprise me, but this had a few surprises in it. could relate to the characters and in places i had a tear in my eye.
"Good beginning predictable ending"
I loved this book at the beginning but as it went in I got really bored and really struggled to keep going. I much preferred The Letter and would recommend that book over this one.
narrator was good very well read....good storyline.....good twist in story....really enjoyed first audible story ☺
"Better then her first book!!"
loved it! I found at first I was a bit confused, as you go to the past I couldn't work out the link between the characters... but once I got into it I ended up hooked. The story was much better then the authors first book, and I loved the dynamics of the characters and how well developed they are so you really care about them.
"Good but very depressing!"
All I can say is don't ever listen to this book if you are depressed!
It is pretty much non stop gloom......disease, suicide, unwanted pregnancy, bullying, car crash, death, child neglect, injuries, fire, lies and worry to name a few.
Narration was good, there thankfully was a happy ending, it had a good twist to it and I listened to it to the end but there was just too much relentless gloom and despair for me.
Beautiful story set in the North of England. . This story spans over the life of an unwanted baby, from her birth and then takes you on a journey through to her discovery of her family. Beautifully read by Rachel Atkins. I would highly recommend this book. Well worth a read.
Gripping story, beautifully written., The narration added depth to this audio experience. More please from this writer.
One of my favourite purchases.I couldn't stop listening .
Really enjoyed the story and liked the characters. The narrator brought the characters to life.
Didn't want it to end.
This is the first audiobook I have listened too by Kathryn Hughes and I have now purchased The Letter . I hope it's just as good as The Secret
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