It’s a pleasure to welcome you all to my stop on the blog blitz for Secrets Between Us by Valerie Keogh. My thanks to Noelle Holten at Bookouture for the opportunity to join and for the review copy, which I received via Netgalley.
Author : Valerie Keogh
Title : Secrets Between Us
Pages : 329
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : November 14, 2018
How safe are your secrets?
One letter a week for fifteen years. 780 identical white envelopes brimming with my sister’s darkest secrets. All the intimate details of a life as different to mine as could possibly be.
I read each letter slowly to make sure I understand it perfectly, one day very soon it will be a matter of life and death…
At the end of each letter, after signing her name, there is always one final sentence:
Don’t forget to burn this letter.
I’ll let you decide if I do…
Chapter 2 – Extract
Ellie Armstrong was beyond tired. She waited until everyone had left the boardroom before stretching, feeling muscles creak and a piercing pain in her right shoulder that told of too many hours hunched over her computer. The meeting had gone on for an hour longer than she’d expected. God Almighty, if she had to listen to Jeff Harper wittering on one more time, she might just have to do what she’d been promising her husband she’d do for the last two years and quit.
Standing slowly and looking around the boardroom table, she knew that wasn’t ever going to happen, no matter what Will wanted. She’d told him before they got married that she was a career woman, that if he wanted a stay-at-home wife he’d better say so. He swore then that he liked things just the way they were.
‘But we will have children,’ he added; not a question, a statement. He was willing to accept some compromise, just not with this.
‘Eventually,’ Ellie had said.
‘When?’ Will had pushed her, wanting to know, needing a time frame.
Ellie felt cornered and stayed silent.
‘It’s not because of your mother, is it?’ Will had asked. ‘You’re not afraid?’
Was she? She’d be lying if she said it had never crossed her mind. Her mother had, after all, died during childbirth. But it wasn’t as simple as that. There were other things that worried her, things she tried not to think about. She looked at the open, honest face of this man she loved, and knew she couldn’t lie to him.
Not about this…
If this teaser has left you wanting more, then Secrets Between Us is available to buy!
Valerie Keogh grew up reading Agatha Christie so when she started writing it seemed natural to write crime novels. She writes two different series, one based in Ireland featuring Garda Sergeant Mike West and a grittier one based in the UK featuring Nicola Connolly, a serial killer.
In March 2018, Valerie signed a two-book contract with the publisher, Bookouture. The first of these, Secrets Between Us, is out now.