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The Secret

Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

You think you can trust the ones you love most. But what if one secret could make you question everything? 

Every day, a woman like Louise passes you in the street: elegant, confident, determined. But underneath, she’s struggling. 

She doesn’t know her sister, Alice, has been scared of leaving the house since their mother died. She doesn’t know when Alice babysits her little boy, Archie, he sometimes sees things he shouldn’t. She doesn’t know Archie has a secret. 

A secret that could send cracks through the heart of Louise’s carefully constructed life....

©2018 K. L. Slater (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Good read, Medioce story.

It was an engaging book, and the narrator was really good. However, the story and the big reveal was not as great as the hype.

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  • Corinne
  • 09-02-2019

Disappointed

I usually like this author but this one was a dud.I don’t understand reviewers who say it was a nail biter. If you like suspense pass on this one.

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  • Wendi
  • 11-01-2019

Meh.. Okay Story, Predictable and Somewhat Juvenil

I like KL Slater and I love a good British narrated psychological thriller. 'The Secret' is about a woman who has lost her husband and her mother, and the only people she has in life are her nephew and her sister, Her sister treats the woman poorly, and she finds herself often watching her nephew. But something weird is going on.

Nephew is keeping secrets and Sister's mood swings are horrible.

The ending is fairly predictable. Slater tries a 'double twist' with this one that works somewhat.

There is no real 'wow' factor to 'The Secret.' It's worth the listen if you can get it on sale.

-Wendi

45 of 46 people found this review helpful

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  • Tara Tate
  • 19-10-2018

Boring

I hate to say it but I was so disappointed in this book. This is one of my favorite authors. But this book was slow and even the “big reveal” didn’t make up for it.

61 of 63 people found this review helpful

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  • bethom2011
  • 12-10-2018

Slow

It really got on my nerves how it flip flopped back and forth in time.

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  • Melissa Kaizer
  • 16-10-2018

Naw

I usually like this author but I didn’t care for this book, I couldn’t get into like I had with the others and the end was mediocre.

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  • Kris
  • 09-04-2019

Enjoyed but…

The ending just kind of happened. No real climax. It was almost as if the author just decided it was time and a book.It was a bit disappointing.

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  • Kahauna
  • 16-12-2018

Like not love

It was a little hard to get into at first but once it got good I couldn’t stop listening. Didn’t imagine that twist at the end!!!

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  • P. Schmoock
  • 16-10-2018

a bit different

the story was a bit different from the other stories this author has written, but it shows what a great grasp the author has on human behavior.

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  • pcrews
  • 21-12-2018

Enjoyed this story very much

Love the fact that the word beautiful wasn't mentioned once. It was good story. Finally a character that suffers pain. I am going to listen to it again after some time has passed. I loved it that much.

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  • Mystical Lady
  • 20-10-2018

A nail biter for sure

I really liked this one. It kept my internet from the very beginning. The author did a great job keeping me guessing. The narrator did an excellent job with the characters. Together, they created a great story to tell. Worth the money or credit. 😀😀😀

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  • Simon
  • 09-10-2018

Another one off the Slater production line...

The first KL Slater book I read was Blink which I really enjoyed. Since then she has turned out a series of these increasingly slow paced dramas with big twists towards the end. Lucy Price Lewis has provided consistently strong narration.

The writing is good quality and fairly engaging but this one in particular is really so much more a family drama than anything I would think of as a thriller. It did try to jump into that territory right at the end but it all just feels like afterthought rather than logical progression.

If you have enjoyed this author's recent books then don't let me put you off this one. For me now I think there are much better constructed and definitely more thrilling thrillers to be found elsewhere.

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  • E. Faulkner
  • 25-10-2018

Good solid read

Another good book by KL Slater! A good story although doesn't have the gasp out loud twists that some of her other work does (although it does have twists). Easy to listen to as the narrator is clear and has a good speaking voice. Overall a good book but I'd recommend "Blink" (by the same author) over this one.

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  • Nicola Grounds
  • 24-01-2019

Not very thrilling

It felt like too much character development and not enough story. The ended was predictable and a bit of an anti climac

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  • Myrtle
  • 03-12-2018

Great







I really enjoyed this book.It was well written and superbly read.I look forward to the next one.




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  • Sue
  • 18-11-2018

Not the best K.L. Slater I have read.

I am a great fan of K.L. Slater books. I found The Secret has an interesting and intriguing storyline. I did enjoy the book however I would have liked it more if all the significant characters had been woven into the story from the beginning. For them to also have been given a bit of characterisation allowing the reader to get to know them.
Lucy Price-Lewis narration is superb.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-2018

Thrilling!

This intense psychological thriller has more than one twist. It had me on the edge of my seat.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-10-2018

A must.

A beautifully written and beautifully written audio book. My second listen of a K.L. Slater novel. Can't wait to listen to my third!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-10-2018

Fantastic!!

Absolutely Amazing, could not stop listening, kept your mind going until the very last word!