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Book Review: The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinéad Moriarty

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The Secrets Sisters Keep is the delightful second book in the Devlin Sisters series. Five years have passed since we first met Julie, Louise, and Sophie in Me and My Sisters, and things have changed quite a bit in their lives.

Julie—frazzled mother of four whose family has always struggled financially—finds her life turned upside down when her husband is the recipient of a large inheritance. They’ve moved into a fancy house, enrolled the triplets in a fancy school, and their money woes are a thing of the past. Life is good… except Harry is consumed with making investments and playing golf with his new friends, none of the mothers at the triplets’ new school are very friendly, and Julie feels lonely and unable to fit in.

Louise always seems to be completely in control and able to handle anything. But an incident at Clara’s school causes Louise to be confronted with something she feels unable to handle, leaving her frightened and unsure of what to do.

Sophie is divorced and doing her best to move on with her life, but it’s not easy when her ex-husband falls in love with a much younger woman, Pippa. It’s made worse when her daughter, Jess, seems to love everything about Pippa and is constantly telling Sophie how great she is. Unable to find a new love of her own, Sophie feels more alone than ever.

Once again, Moriarty delivers a story so good, you won’t want to put it down. All the characters we came to know and love in the first book are back again, with a few new ones. As unpredictable and funny as Marian—Julie’s friend—was in the first book, she was even more so in this one, and it was lots of fun getting to read more about her.

The character I enjoyed reading about most, apart from the sisters, was Louise’s daughter, Clara. Without giving anything away, I’ll say that she’s a significant piece of the story. The plot surrounding Clara was beautifully written. I felt great empathy for Louise and completely understood how she was feeling concerning Clara. The book as a whole is wonderful, but the story about Clara was simply outstanding.

Add this one to your summer reading list, folks! I think you’ll be happy you did.

I received an advance review copy of this book courtesy of Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.

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Author: Sinéad Moriarty

Title: The Secrets Sisters Keep

Series: Devlin Sisters #2

Published: 7/1/2016 by Bookouture

Rating: ★★★★★ – BOOK WORTH READING

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinéad Moriarty”

    1. I could see it coming, too. I felt so sorry for Jess, but I was kind of glad it happened, too. It was the only thing that was going to stop her fascination with Pippa.

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