I Got The Secrets We Keep, by Nikki Lee Taylor From Book Sirens for a fair and honest review.

Trigger Warnings For 

Child Abuse, Violence, Mentel Health

I decided to read The Secrets We Keep after seeing the cover which drew my attention to it and when i saw the Synopsis the book drew me in further.


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.

Would you risk destroying a family, if it meant healing your own heart? Would you tell the truth, if it meant losing everything you love?

The Secrets We Keep is a confronting look at the complexities of family and lengths a mother will go to for her child.


The Secrets We Keep, at times was  very difficult to read, due to the three chapters which had child abuse at there heart, but those chapters were written,  with sensitivity and were an integral part of the story.

The story was told over a number of different perspectives and time periods, which at the start was difficult to work out, which person or what timeline you were on, 

However as the changes only happened at  the start of the chapter, as a reader you know when the changes happen. In addition to this as a reader I got used to the character timeline change and the problem became less.  

As I said earlier in the review the book had chapters which centered on child abuse, there were also chapter based around anxity and depression due to grief, this was also wrriten with care.


Who Should Read The Secrets we keep?  This book deals with a number of difficult issues, which are trigger warnings for people, however.if you are able to get past them then this thriller with dark chapters, becomes an interesting thriller with twist throughout.

This makes The Secrets We Keep By Nikki Lee Taylor, an interesting thriller to read, for everyone who enjoys a thriller..

Meet The Writer

Nikki Lee Taylor

Nikki Lee Taylor

is a long-time newspaper journalist turned fiction writer.

She is also a dreamer, a doer, a storyteller, a coffee lover, and fur mum to two golden retrievers Max and Sam.

She spends most of her time staring into space, walking between worlds, and creating out-loud character dialogue that sounds a lot like talking to herself in the shower.

She stays up late plotting and planning the lives of characters yet to be created and starts every day embraced by the warmth of a good coffee.

She reads books out loud to anyone who’ll listen and drives her husband mad spending all her free time with friends who exist only on the page.

Comment below if you want to read this book, or if you enjoy thrillers that have a domestic setting,

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