NetGalley Review - The Secret We're Keeping

This Secret We're Keeping - Rebecca Done

The Secret We’re Keeping is an emotional and heart-breaking tale of forbidden love.

This book is about a relationship that develops between a teacher and one of his fifteen year old pupils. Before reading it, I was a little cautious about it. There are so many potential things that could have made me dislike this book, but almost instantly I fell in love with this story.

I loved the style it was written in, the way it moved back and forth between the 1990s and present day, filling the reader in on what happened back then, and how that impacted on the two main characters over the years. Which leads me onto those characters. What great characters, very likeable and well-developed. It was impossible not to get emotionally involved in their lives, both past and present.

I couldn’t put this book down, didn’t want it to end, and oh my goodness, my heart and mind still haven’t quite worked out what to do with the ending. Such an emotional roller coaster that even brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion.

If you enjoy character driven novels about controversial romance, with some suspense and a lot of emotion, then this is probably the book for you.

I would like to thank the publisher, Penguin UK (Michael Joseph) for allowing me a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.