For fans of Jodi Picoult, Kim Edwards, and William Landay, The Deepest Secret is part intimate family drama, part gripping page-turner, exploring the profound power of the truths we're scared to face ... about our marriages, our children, and ourselves.
Eve Lattimore's family is like every other on their suburban street, with one exception. Her son Tyler has a rare medical condition that makes him fatally sensitive to light, which means heavy curtains and deadlocked doors protect him during the day and he can never leave the house except at night. For Eve, only constant vigilance stands between an increasingly restless teenage son and the dangers of the outside world.
Until the night the unthinkable happens. When tragedy strikes, it becomes clear that this family is not the only one on the quiet cul-de-sac that is more complicated than it appears. And as Eve is forced to shield her family from harm, there are some crises she cannot control - and some secrets that not even love can conceal.
Deeply moving and stunningly suspenseful, The Deepest Secret is a novel of rare power - a story about hope and forgiveness, about the terrifying ways our lives can spin out of control and the unexpected sacrifices that may save us.
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"Starred Review. In Buckley's (Invisible) superb third novel, ordinary human nature and extraordinary circumstances collide to powerful effect." - Publishers Weekly
"This latest title from Buckley (The Things That Keep Us Here) intertwines many different stories, creating a mix of a family drama and thriller. However, there are too many story lines to follow." - Library Journal
"Despite its high concept, the plot never rises to a temperature above lukewarm." - Kirkus
"Every family is vulnerable, and every parent knows it...A memorable novel about how far a parent will go for her child, The Deepest Secret will make you count your blessings." - William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
"An electrifying and sensitive portrait of an ordinary family struggling with tragic circumstances ... Every page aches with searing emotions that build to a heart-healing conclusion." - Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Always Watching
"The Deepest Secret is a mesmerizing page-turner for the era of Big Brother and constant surveillance: Who is guilty and who is innocent?" - Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife
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Carla Buckley was born in Washington, D.C. She has worked as an assistant press secretary for a U.S. senator, an analyst with the Smithsonian Institution, and a technical writer for a defense contractor. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, an environmental scientist, and their three children. She is the author of The Deepest Secret, Invisible, and The Things That Keep Us Here, which was nominated for a Thriller Award as a Best First novel and the Ohioana Book Award for fiction. She is currently at work on her next novel.
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