Her Guilty Secret by Emily Cavanagh

I’m so delighted to be part of the tour today for this gorgeous book, on its publication day. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Publication Day – Feb 12th 2021    

Author:  Emily Cavanagh


Amazon: https://geni.us/B08PBSN5BZSocial

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“Let’s play truth or dare, for old times’ sake…”

I reluctantly agree, silently praying none of my three oldest friends gets the chance to ask me a truth. There is so much I’ve been keeping from them. Just for this weekend, for our long-awaited college reunion, I want to put all that aside and have some fun.

But it wasn’t my secrets I should have been worried about. It was theirs.

When Ada draws truth, she can’t meet my eye. “Ivy…” she begins and then stops. Before saying something that I immediately wish she could take back.

But of course she can’t, not now.

The worst thing is no one else seems as shocked. I realise they have let me think I was to blame all these years. Perhaps I never knew my closest friends to begin with. Maybe we were never actually friends all…

A gripping, emotional drama about the complexities of friendship and what truly lies beneath the image of a perfect life. Fans of Liane Moriarty, Kerry Fisher and Sally Hepworth will be hooked from the very first page. 

My Review:

This wonderful story tells us about four old college friends, who keep in touch, but don’t get to meet up very often, and now they’re all meeting up for a weekend away in Cape Cod.

Each of them has something that they’re dealing with under the veneer of the perfection of their social media posts. We meet them all separately, getting a glimpse into their everyday lives, then they all converge and are together again. Like all the best laid plans, there are some problems and issues, and someone is keeping a long held secret.

We find out more about their college lives, and what happened to them all, and how they got to where they ae now. The status updates, and text messages at the start of each chapter add a real sense of authenticity to the book, as well as showing us that the real story doesn’t always match what’s posted online.

I found myself totally immersed in the story, and captivated by both the setting, and the insight into their stories. The friendships and dynamics between them felt so real, and it’s a real page-turner of a read. I was sorry when it all came to an end, I was enjoying it so much.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio:

A teacher as well as a writer, Emily Cavanagh lives with her husband, two daughters, and an Australian Shepherd on Martha’s Vineyard Island. Her work has been published in Red Rock Review, Grain Magazine, Transfer, and Martha’s Vineyard Arts and Ideas. Read more about Emily’s work and life at www.emilycavanaghauthor.com.

Author Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilymcavanagh77

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/emilymcavanagh


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