Susan R. (Julian, NC)
This was a very intriguing book about family secrets. As the story unfolds we find that not only Eve was keeping secrets in the Lattimore family - all of them had secrets. Its the story of a family with a special needs son who gets most of the family attention, to the detriment of the rest of the family. Some parts of the story were unbelievable but overall this was a great novel that kept you reading until the end.
Roe P. (Massapequa Park, NY)
What would you do if.......
This book will make you wonder what you would do and how far you would go to keep your family safe, happy and together... Mother and son with a rare disease are the main focus of this book, but there are many other characters that you will become very familiar with by the end of this book. Reminded me a little of Jodi Piccoult without the court drama....This book will appeal to almost anyone since during its course the cast of characters encounter many of the problems people face during their life. This story kept me up reading late at night because I couldn't put it down...I can highly recommend this book...but be ready to lose some sleep.
Julie G. (West Hartford, CT)
Too Many Secrets
While the author aimed for a book which would pull at the readers' heartstrings, I, as a reader was unmoved. While the plot of the story was good, each character had secrets to the point of absurdity; I found none of them believable or relatable, and therefore had very little interest in the outcome of the story.
Gerald R. (Pompton Lakes, NJ)
It could happen to any of us
Carla Buckley's latest work epitomizes the thriller in its purest form. There are no super heroes, psychopaths or serial killers; only real people like you and me. They live in a cul-du-sac like any other in thousands of towns throughout the country. Her characters are real, the story is gripping, and will keep you guessing up to the very end. I recommend it highly.
The Deepest Secret
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It serves as a warning to be careful because when cracks form in the foundation of our lives, of our families, they are so easily and insidiously filled in with lies and secrets and silences. The elements of tension and suspense and deep family dynamics in this story reminded me of Buckley's first novel, THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE. Both novels would make a great book club picks.
Barbara L. (Novato, CA)
)h the secrets that we keep
Oh , the secrets that we keep! That is what this page turner is all about. The Deepest Secret, by Carla Buckley kept me reading into the night, even though I had Thanksgiving dinner for 20 to prepare for! I needed to know how this all was going to turn out. Eve, married and mother to two teenagers, has a really big secret. It is imperative to her that no one finds out what she did one rainy dark night. The life of her youngest child depends upon it.
But she is not the only one, it turns out, that is keeping secrets, leading us to wonder about how well we know all the people in our life.
I found the writing in this very suspenseful novel quite enthralling. My stomach clenched as I put myself in Eve's place as she lives through the days following her misdeed trying to keep her life from unraveling. I really liked this book.
Beth T. (Savannah, GA)
From "WHOA" to "WOW" !
When I first saw the size of this book, I was afraid: Oh, no, a big book right at holiday time! But I jumped in, and could hardly put the book DOWN. It's a thought-provoking tale about a family with a very special-needs son - a boy just entering his teens who has an extreme allergy to UV rays, to the point that if he's exposed for too long, he could die from the burns. Add an older sister, a dad who works in another state, a needy best friend, and a variety of neighbors (all of whom have their own secrets), THEN toss in a tragic accident, and you have one enthralling read and study of human dynamics. I had not read Carla Buckley before, but I am definitely going to read her again. Highly recommend!