The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets

A Novel

Book - 2013
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After more than twenty years of marriage, Chloe Sinclair comes home one night to find that her husband, Nate, is gone. All he has left behind is a cryptic note explaining that he's returned to their childhood town, a place Chloe never wants to see again. While trying to reach Nate, Chloe stumbles upon a notebook tucked inside his antique copy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Written in code, the pages contain long-buried secrets from their past, and clues to why he went home after all these years. As Chloe struggles to decipher the note's hidden messages, she revisits the seminal moments of their youth: the day she met the enigmatic Sinclair children and the increasingly dangerous games they played to escape their troubled childhoods; the first time Nate kissed her, camped out on the beach like Robinson Crusoe; and the elaborate plan she and Nate devised, inspired by Romeo and Juliet, to break away from his oppressive father. As the reason for Nate's absence comes to light, the truth will forever shatter everything Chloe knows, about her husband, his family, and herself.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, c2013.
ISBN: 9780553592535
Characteristics: 450 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jul 19, 2014

I was so captivated by this authors ability to spin her story, and a story of such originality -- that I ordered more from her.
The Book of Secrets is brilliantly planned out. From elaborate cryptic codes (thank goodness Joy herself revealed them) ... to the story and mystery combined... this is a book that kept me glued and reading.

Sep 26, 2013

The is a truly secretive book; how children devise ways to deal with troubling life events. The story weaves around the delights and mysteries of our favourite childhood stories; how those stories helped th Sinclair children and Chloe cope through childhood, and kept secrets into adulthood. I found this a truly engaging book that kept me up into the wee hours of the night. The secrets of adulthood take us back to the childhood to solve the secrets of adulthood.

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