A Secret kept

The cover of the book  A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay attracted my attention. Not to mention the chance of learning a secret! Who isn’t interested in

a salacious well kept secret?Antoine is a forty-something, disappointed and disillusioned with life. He is separated from his wife and has troubles with his

kids. When his sister Melanie’s fortieth birthday approaches he decides to surprise her with a small trip away to the location where they spent family holidays and the opportunity to reminisce about their childhood together. The novel is written in the present day but flashes back to the 1970’s.

Old memories of their deceased mother resurface. A family secret is revisited. A terrible accident occurs.

This novel is full of suppressed emotions and closeted taboo subjects. This book is not really a page turning mystery but rather a family saga.