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

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The Secrets We Keep

By Nikki Lee Taylor

One woman who has lost everything - another with everything to lose. When a chilling discovery sets their lives on a collision course, will the secrets they keep save the ones they love - or destroy everything they care about?

Crippled with anxiety, Sophie is desperate to overcome the pain of losing her husband and only child in a freak car accident. Living and working in isolation with only the company of her dog Miss Molly, Sophie agrees to take on a job reviewing the manuscript of an up-and-coming writer. But this isn’t any story. It is one that unearths old secrets and to discover the truth, Sophie must find the courage to embark on a search that will change her life forever.

On the outside, Love Mommy blogging queen Madelyn-May has it all. To her online community, she is the perfect mother. She has a successful husband, perfect twins, and an idyllic life. What they don’t know is Madelyn-May also has a secret. When her past collides with the present, Madelyn-May is forced to make a choice that could destroy everything she loves.

Nikki Lee Taylor crafts an intense, complex, and addictive novel with richly drawn and beautifully flawed characters in this powerful and sometimes heart-breaking book about family, motherhood, and the dark secrets we keep.

Find out why readers are calling The Secrets We Keep, an 'intensive, addictive, jaw-dropping read to keep you on the edge of your seat'. 

Praise for 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."


"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. 

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.