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The Art of Keeping Secrets

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
An extraordinary story of friendships, hidden secrets... and the consequences of facing the truth by the best-selling author of The Patterson Girls.

Little secrets grow up to be big lies...

They've been best friends since their sons started high school together, and Felicity, Emma, and Neve share everything...or so they thought.

But Flick's seemingly perfect marriage hides a shocking secret which, with one word, threatens to destroy her and her family's happiness. Emma is in denial about a potential custody battle, her financial constraints, the exhaustion she can't seem to shake off, and the inappropriate feelings she has for her boss. And single mum Neve is harbouring a secret of her own; a secret that might forever damage her close-knit relationship with her son.

When the tight hold they have each kept on their secrets for years begins to slip, they must face the truth. Even if that truth has the power to hurt the ones they love, and each other.

Perhaps some secrets weren't made to be kept.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Written with compassion and real insight, THE ART OF KEEPING SECRETS peeks inside the lives of three ordinary women and the surprising secrets they live with. Utterly absorbing and wonderfully written, Johns explores what secrets can do to a relationship, and pulls apart the notion that some secrets are best kept. It is that gripping novel that, once started, will not allow you to do anything else until the final secret has been revealed." - Sally Hepworth

"A compelling and poignant story of dark secrets and turbulent relationships... The characters are funny and flawed and filled with the kind of raw vulnerability that makes your heart ache for them." - Nicola Moriarty


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Used availability for Rachael Johns's The Art of Keeping Secrets

Paperback Editions

August 2019 : Canada Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Art of Keeping Secrets
Author(s): Rachael Johns
ISBN: 0-7783-0897-9 / 978-0-7783-0897-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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August 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Art of Keeping Secrets: A Novel
Author(s): Rachael Johns
ISBN: 0-7783-3040-0 / 978-0-7783-3040-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Art of Keeping Secrets
Author(s): Rachael Johns
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Art of Keeping Secrets: A Novel
Author(s): Rachael Johns
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Art Of Keeping Secrets
Author(s): Rachael Johns
Publisher: Mira
Availability: Amazon AU