When reviewing The Secrets She Keeps, Queensland Reviewers Collective’ writer Angela Marie raised the issue of secrecy as a concept and, depending on the secret to a lesser or greater degree of seriousness, introduced the concept of the Lie. In the context of Michael Robotham’s writing, the Lie partners the Secret in the literary dance, the former building an outer protective shell to make a comfortable home for the latter. This is very clearly the case in the present volume.
As the plot develops the Secret and the Lie interact inexorably if not predictably.
We experience a seesawing of emotion … Read the rest