Secrets Between Us by Valerie Keogh @bookouture | #blogblitz #extract #excerpt

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.

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Author : Valerie Keogh
Title : Secrets Between Us
Pages : 329
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : November 14, 2018

aboutthebook

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…

extract

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…

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If this teaser has left you wanting more, then Secrets Between Us is available to buy!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | Goodreads

abouttheauthor

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.

Author links : Facebook | Twitter

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