How far would you go to find the truth?
Since Amber lost her child ten years ago, her sole focus has been keeping her small business afloat. Her life seems to be on hold until the morning she finds a girl on the beach outside her gift shop. A girl who has no shoes, no name, and no idea where she came from.
As a wildlife documentary maker, Gwyneth’s work has taken her all over the world. When she has a terrible accident in the remote Scottish Highlands, she is saved by the McClusky family and taken into their home. But there is more to this family than meets the eye, and something from their past threatens to tear them apart.
Both Amber and Gwyneth are at the beginning of a journey that will unearth long-held family secrets, and has the power to change each of their lives forever…
A gripping, emotional page turner with a breath-taking twist, perfect for fans of Susan Lewis, Kerry Fisher and Amanda Prowse.
The Family Secret
by Tracy Buchanan
The Family Secret is a brilliant read. It hooked me in from the very beginning and kept me intrigued throughout.
The story is told from the perspectives of Amber in 2009 and Gwyneth back in 1989. Both women have unique stories to tell, and I was intrigued as to how their stories could be linked.
Amber is an instantly likeable character, and my heart went out to her when I learned of the loss she has suffered. I can’t even imagine the heartbreak.
I love that she runs a little shop on the beach, selling unique items to visitors. She is far from happy though. That much is obvious.
She shares a close relationship with her mother and her aunt. They are a pair of interesting characters!
When Amber finds a young girl wandering bare foot on the icy beach, she seems to make it her mission to help her find her family. Little does she know what she will discover along the way.
Gwyneth has a wonderful job as a wildlife film maker. Some of the places she gets to visit for work sound breath taking and some of the animals she gets to observe, and film are fascinating. Again, there is a sense that she isn’t as content with her life as she likes to portray. Her relationships are short and physical, no time for truly connecting with anyone. That is until she meets Dylan.
Dylan has a close, happy, contented family. Or so it would seem to any outsiders. I was intrigued to find out what their secrets were.
If you like a good psychological thriller that will keep you guessing throughout then you will love this book.
Very cleverly written!
All the stars from me. I highly recommend!
** Many thanks to the author and publisher for my review copy via NetGalley. I am working my way through my list, slowly but surely! **