“…Maggie’s painting style had changed several times over the years. Some of her early work was shown without success, and it wasn’t until she started painting late at night, (and sometimes all night) that she found a style that suited her inner mood and the art critics.
Her paintings could make you believe you lived in a magic world of unicorns with soft sunlight filtering through the trees. Crystal-clear lakes that whispered of a time long forgotten; or grip your heart with sheer terror while dragging your soul through dark haunted woods where evil shadows lurked around every corner…”
We have recently received not one, but TWO reviews for Secrets and just had to share the good news with everyone!
ByJanet Gogerty on 20 August 2018
I finished reading this in the middle of last night; though it is not unusual for me to turn my Kindle on in the early hours, this is not the sort of novel you should be reading in the dark watches of the night! It is a good paranormal thriller, but more than that it will make you reconsider all our childhoods. How responsible are children for what they do and what is really going on in their minds? In some ways I felt most sorry for Jack’s parents, a poignant back story gradually revealed, an event that ruined any chance of his father continuing the life he loved or his mother coming to accept their rural life. There is a lot going on in everyone’s lives, but Jackie is a reminder that those of us who have led ordinary lives cannot know what others have had to overcome. There were only a few things that jarred – I thought it was likely the social services would have got involved, Maggie did not guess an obvious pointer as Jack’s story was revealed and some dialogue and characters’ thoughts could be confusing in the pace of the story. But overall I really enjoyed this unusual novel.
ByElizabethC on 29 August 2018
I have had this book on my kindle for a while, but just found some spare time to pick it up. I read it over a day and it’s a really thought-provoking book. The relationships between the child, Danny, and his invisible ‘friend’, kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next. The characters are really well written and although I have read other books by this author, they’ve all been completely different. This story is full of suspense and you might need to read this story during the day and not before going to sleep!