The Secrets We Keep
"Beautifully written with themes of love, abuse, and betrayal, The Secrets We Keep is heart-wrenching, heroic, and unexpected."
-Kristi Elizabeth, Manhattan Book Review
The Secrets We Keep Duology
By Nikki Lee Taylor
- Amazon Reviewer
A completely gripping, twist-packed psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, K.L Slater, and Lisa Jewell.
“The suspense never ends and parts of this book rip your heart right out of your chest. It is so hard to read through the tears but you have to because this book grabs you and pulls you in!! That quality is rare in a book!”
One woman who has lost everything. Another with everything to lose.
Sophie Miller had it all. A loving husband and adorable six-year-old son. They were a perfect family. Until a drunk driver lost control and James and Josh were killed on their way to a soccer game. Five years later, and a mother without a child, she remains a shadow of herself, barely leaving the house and relying on anti-anxiety pills just to get through the day. Working from home as a book editor is safe – or so she thinks, until a manuscript comes across her desk that threatens to turn her world upside down.
Because Sophie has a secret. A child that many years ago she helped to conceive.
The story triggers in her a sudden longing to know. Would the child share Josh’s chestnut hair? The same gold and brown flecks of his eyes. She wouldn’t interfere. She would watch from a distance. Just to know. Could she see the features of her little boy reflected one last time?
It wouldn’t hurt just to look. Would it?
Madelyn-May Marozzi has it all. To her Love, Mommy online community she is the perfect mother. She has a successful husband, perfect twins, and an idyllic life.
What they don’t know is that Madelyn-May is not who she says she is.
Certain everyone who knows the truth about her past is long gone, Madelyn-May’s world is turned upside down when an anonymous email drops into her inbox threatening to expose a horrific crime she committed as a teenager.
But should she take the threat seriously? Everyone involved is already dead. Aren’t they?
Book One - The Secrets We Keep
"This is one intense, twisted, addictive, complex, jaw-dropping novel! Not only is this a very well-written book with wonderfully interesting characters, but the suspense builds at just the right pace as the story unfolds. This novel had quite a few twists and turns and the twists are so juicy that I couldn't stop reading."
Praise for The Secrets We Keep
"By far the best emotional thriller I have read in years. Couldn't put it down once I started reading, the twists and plot had me on edge needing to know how it ended. Highly recommend this book it is beautifully written and so captivating from start to finish."
"I loved this book so much!! The depths of the twists in here will leave you speechless. It’s a huge work of great storytelling."
I had no idea what to expect from this author as this was my first time reading her book. But it definitely will not be the last. Ms. Taylor, you have gained a new fan! The twist and turns are captivating, keeps you wanting more.
Book Two - The Truth We Tell
Can you ever really outrun the past? Find out in the highly anticipated sequel to The Secrets We Keep.
Accused of murder and on the run, would you choose to save yourself or the life of a little girl you’ve never met?
Five years after being kidnapped and almost killed in a car crash, seventeen-year-old Harlow just wants to live a normal life. But when a controversial video of a drunken night out goes viral, she quickly finds herself exposed to the vicious attacks of online trolls. What they don’t know is that their cowardly online abuse is about to trigger a chain of events that will not only put Harlow’s life in danger but will force her to choose between saving herself and the life of a little girl she’s never met.
In this intense, edge-of-your-seat thriller, Taylor takes readers on yet another emotional roller coaster as The Secrets We Keep and the fate of Harlow, Sophie, Bastian, and Madelyn-May reaches an unflinching and unforgettable conclusion in The Truth We Tell.
Once again, the book explores the complex and intricate relationships we have with others and ourselves, as Taylor crafts an intense and compelling narrative around the bonds of family and how truth has the power to set us free.
If you love authors like Lisa Jewell, Gillian Flynn, Frieda McFadden and Nicole Trope and your go-to reads are domestic thrillers with flawed characters, intriguing female protagonists, and twists you never see coming - you will enjoy this book.
AVAILABLE 14 FEBRUARY, 2023
About Nikki Lee Taylor
Nikki Lee Taylor is a long-time newspaper journalist turned fiction writer. She is also a dreamer, a doer, a storyteller, coffee lover, and fur-mum to two golden retrievers Max and Sam.
She believes it’s never too late for starting over and that we can be whoever and whatever we dream of - at any age.
She loves to write stories about women finding their inner strength and reminds herself every day that what we see as flaws, are really just the cracks that allow our light to shine even brighter.