Those Secrets We Keep

  • From the Publisher
May 18, 2015

Best­selling author Emi­ly Liebert burst onto the scene in 2010 with her wild­ly pop­u­lar book Face­book Fairy­tales, a media sen­sa­tion that sparked intense con­ver­sa­tion about the pos­i­tive pow­er of Face­book. Since then, she’s cap­ti­vat­ed the hearts and minds of crit­ics and read­ers alike with her utter­ly absorb­ing nov­els about the real – life con­cerns of women and all of their com­plex­i­ties. Now Liebert returns with Those Secrets We Keep, a high­ly addic­tive and thought – pro­vok­ing read about three women whose lives are for­ev­er changed one sum­mer when their deep­est inse­cu­ri­ties — and secrets — are revealed.

On the sur­face, Sloane has the per­fect life — an ador­ing hus­band, a pre­co­cious daugh­ter, and enough finan­cial secu­ri­ty to be a stay – at – home mom. But after los­ing her sis­ter Amy to can­cer, Sloane spi­rals into a depres­sion and can’t help but feel as though some­thing — or some­one — is miss­ing. Des­per­ate for some time away, she arranges a girls – only vaca­tion in Lake George with her dear friend Hillary. The per­fect anti­dote to Sloane’s midlife cri­sis, Hillary has a good head on her shoul­ders. She has a suc­cess­ful career and a sol­id mar­riage; the only thing miss­ing is a baby. She and her hus­band have been unable to con­ceive for years — and there is a very spe­cif­ic rea­son why. All plans for a low – key get­away are side­lined when Sloane’s best friend from col­lege, the unpre­dictable, irre­spon­si­ble, wild – child Georgina, gets wind of the trip and decides to tag along — unin­vit­ed. Known for stir­ring up trou­ble in the name of fun, she opens a door to the past that fur­ther com­pli­cates Sloane’s sit­u­a­tion — and her own — shed­ding light on the real rea­son she was so eager to escape to Lake George. As the women’s lives become entan­gled, ten­sions mount, per­son­al­i­ties clash, and dynam­ics shift, and they quick­ly dis­cov­er that no secret can be kept forever.

Those Secrets We Keep cel­e­brates the heal­ing pow­er of female friend­ship with three nuanced, authen­tic, and relat­able char­ac­ters strug­gling to come to terms with their respec­tive truths.

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