Happy Tea Time Tuesday my Fellow Book Dragons…here in the USA we are two days away from Thanksgiving. And I for one am thankful I am not a character in this evenings Gem. This Gem is a subtle pink and blue, the colors of a soft baby blanket. How beautiful it is. It must be made of some type of magical material, for it smells beautiful, too. But don’t actually spend too much time with it. It’s deadly.
This is British Gem Maker Valerie Keogh’s Secrets Between Us. I love a good mystery and I must say, this is delicious. I devoured it in one night. This is the story of identical twins Ellie and Tia. Tia is “differently-abled” as her father called her and so Ellie was given the responsibility of always taking care of her. Ellie never knew a day to herself until Tia went to live in at a school for the differently-abled and Ellie was sent to boarding school, upon their father’s death.
Every week Ellie sent Tia a letter. In that letter contained all of Ellie’s loves and likes and hates and dislikes and dreams and nightmares and truths and secrets. Every week the letters ended with the same line, “burn after reading”. Every week Tia did her best to follow directions. She shred them, as burning was not an option. But time marches on and things change.
Ellie got married and Tia grew up and worked in the bakery of the school. Ellie became a go-getter career women and Tia baked the best bread. Then the school closed and Ellie found out she couldn’t have a child. And Ellie had to take Tia in. Tia, wonderful, quiet, backward, identical, fertile Tia. And suddenly life wasn’t so sunny for either Tia or Ellie.
I loved this book. This is one of those keep you on the edge of your seat, guessing every second page turners. I can’t tell you more about the book because that would give everything away. If you love a good British mystery, if you love Hitchcock.. you need this book in your library..because I thought only Hitchcock’s twisted mind could come up with a plot like this one. It’s now available on Amazon. Get it for yourself and one for the person who loves a good, old-fashioned suspenseful read.
Until tomorrow, I remain, your humble Book Dragon, Drakon T. Longwitten
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.