Carla Buckley was born in Washington, D.C. She has worked as an assistant press secretary for a U.S. senator, an analyst with the Smithsonian Institution, and a technical writer for a defense contractor. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, an environmental scientist, and their three children.
The title of this book caught my attention. After reading the synopsis I was really curious about Tyler's medical condition and how that would influence the story. Plus I love a good mystery novel.
The first fifty pages did not really pull me in though. It was hard to connect to the characters as a lot of information was given from multiple points of view. The story developed really fast with the disappearance of Amy and explanation of Tyler's condition and the relation between David and Eve. A lot of characters are introduced and it is easy to mix them up. Still my curiosity was bigger than my annoyance and I had to know exactly what the secret was and if it would come out.
After a while I noticed this book reads best when you can read it in long sittings. If you are distracted a lot or just read chapters when you have a few minutes it is harder to get in but after I found a few spare hours to really read I noticed it was easier to get connected and into the story. Eventually the atmosphere is getting a hold of you. The story is developing in a good way and I did end up giving this book 4 stars because you cannot put it down when you are past a certain point. The story lines all have a proper end which is good because there are so many subjects handled in this book that it felt a bit stuffed. Though I am usually not a big fan of the multiple person point of view it did work in t his book because the chapters were cut nice and clean with a beginning and an end and the time line made sense
The Deepest Secret
Author: Carla Buckley
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