Secrets Between Us – Valerie Keogh

How safe are your secrets?

One letter a week for fifteen years. 780 identical white envelopes brimming with my sister’s darkest secrets. All the intimate details of a life as different to mine as could possibly be.

I read each letter slowly to make sure I understand it perfectly, one day very soon it will be a matter of life and death…

At the end of each letter, after signing her name, there is always one final sentence:

Don’t forget to burn this letter.

I’ll let you decide if I do…



My review

I was captivated from the beginning untill the end by this book. I have to admit I figured most of the story out rather early on, but I was so charmed by the writing style that I could not put it down.

It surely takes one sick mind to do what happened here and isn’t this exactely what a psychological thriller is about?

Normally I don’t really like the way this book ended, the way an author can keep you hanging and not knowing for certain what the next step is going to be. But in this case, it fitted perfectly with the rest.

What can I say more? I can only repeat myself and say that I was enjoying it enormously. 5 stars.

Thank you, Valerie Keogh, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Born in Dublin to a large family, her mother was a keen Agatha Christie fan so these were the first adult novels she read. Valerie qualified as a nurse and still works as a nurse, though she also obtained a degree in English and a Master’s in American Literature, both from UCD, Dublin.

She moved to the UK in 2006 with her English husband and started to work as a nurse, but writing was what she really wanted to do. Once she finally started she hasn’t stopped and currently has nine novels self-published on Amazon. Joining Bookouture has been a dream come true.