I always love it when a new novel by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is published. In her book, THIS SECRET THING (LakeUnionPublishing) readers are once again voyeurs looking behind and inside the doors and windows of a neighborhood. THIS SECRET THING is once again filled with secrets and lies between friends and neighbors.
Norah Ramsey is a single mother and arrested and accused of being a suburban Madam. She’s the talk of town, heck the country, but as neighbors begin sharing gossip about the case, they started revealing their own secret tales and scandals.
Norah’s 15-year old daughter, Violet has no one to take care of her, until her once secret grandmother, Polly comes into town bringing her own baggage. Norah’s once BFF down the street, Bess starts trying to hide some of her own clandestine activities while her daughter returns from college tramatized. There are secret stories unraveling all across the neighborhood. Each person hast determine if their secret has the power to hurt or heal.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Marybeth. She has a uncanny talent of finding the dirt in the most inane stories. Her characters are compelling and well developed. Her many plot lines are well created and come together at the end seamlessly.
THIS SECRET THING will have you looking up and down your block wondering what’s really going on. THIS SECRET THING is published today.
Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is the author of Only Ever Her, When We Were Worthy, The Things We Wish Were True, and five previous novels. She enjoys speaking to women’s groups around the US, sharing how the power of story informs our own lives. Marybeth and her husband, Curt, have been married for a very long time and are the parents of six children, ranging from elementary age to young adult. Marybeth divides her time between the shores of Sunset Beach and the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina. She is always at work on her next novel.
Thanks to Lake Union Publishing we have one copy to giveaway. Just share with us the most salacious event in your neighborhood. We’ll choose a winner soon. Good luck.
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