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The Secrets Women Keep

Fanny Blake

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

How well do we know the ones we love? From the author of WOMEN OF A DANGEROUS AGE.

Rose waits for her family to arrive at their villa in Tuscany when a casual glance at her husband's phone tips her world upside down. The text reads simply: 'Miss you. Love you. Come back soon.'

Daniel has always been popular with women, she knows that. But until this moment she has had no cause for worry. Has something shifted within their marriage without her realising?

As the family gathers for the summer break, Rose's faith in Daniel is shaken. How well does she really know him? She fears that, after decades of marriage and children, the man who lies beside her at night is lying in other ways too. Then events take a tragic turn.

Wise, wry and richly entertaining, THE SECRETS WOMEN KEEP celebrates the passionate, emotional lives women lead as wives, mothers and grandmothers.

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Praise for The Secrets Women Keep

  • I love that she writes about women our age, and the painful and wise truths we know - WOMAN & HOME

  • Absorbing drama about coping with marital meltdown - MAIL ON SUNDAY

  • From the villa with loungers by the pool to the dynastic alfresco suppers under the olive trees, Blake paints it all so vividly she had me rushing to rent for next summer the moment I put the book down - DAILY MAIL

  • Get your teeth into this powerful page-turner. Rose is waiting for her family to arrive at their villa in Tuscany when a casual glance at her husband's phone reveals a message that tips her world upside down - PRIMA

  • A great holiday read, especially for someone looking for something with a bit more substance than the usual summer reads - NOVELICIOUS

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Fanny Blake

Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She has written various non-fiction titles, as well as acting as ghost writer for a number of celebrities. She was Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine until recently, regularly reviews fiction in the Daily Mail and has been a judge for the Costa Novel Award, the British Book Awards, the Comedy Women in Print Award among others. She is the commissioning editor for Quick Reads, a series of short books by well-known authors. She has written eight novels, including AN ITALIAN SUMMER and A SUMMER REUNION.

Find out more at www.fannyblake.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @fannyblake1

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