The Secret of Lies

The Secret of Lies - Barbara Forte Abate Stevie is haunted by memories of the past, specifically the last summer spent at her Aunt & Uncle's ancient house in Long Island. That last summer started off smooth and fun until a family tragedy occurred and spiraled out of anyone's control.

There are a lot of books with the centralized theme of family lies and secrets. However, the secrets in this book are unveiled strategically and not always predictable. Barbara Forte Abate has a talent for perfectly pacing a novel's events so the reader does not lose interest in the well-developed characters (Stevie, sister Eleanor, Uncle Cal, Aunt Smyrna, Jake, and Ash). Her descriptive sentences make you visualize every scene. In fact, I read it in two days. The Secret of Lies would be a good book club selection for members to discuss the story as it unfolds.

Literary Marie