Secret Keepers: A Novel

By Mindy Friddle

At age seventy-two, Emma Hanley has eventually made a plan to get out of small-town Palmetto, South Carolina, and go back and forth the globe together with her husband. but if he dies by surprise, ahead of their departure, she's taken up with the issues of her grown young children. Her as soon as free-spirited daughter, Dora, turns to compulsive buying and a controlling husband, hoping to blot out her wayward previous. Her son, Bobby, nonetheless lives along with her, being affected by the ailment that robbed him of his early life promise.

But then Dora's past love Jake Carey returns to Palmetto with a damaged middle and a present for gardening, and shortly town is full of mysterious, powerful botanicals and resurgent thoughts. sooner than lengthy, Jake and his staff of helpers start to unearth the secrets that have divided the Hanleys for decades.

Show description

Quick preview of Secret Keepers: A Novel PDF

Similar Fiction books

Ninth Key (The Mediator, Book 2)

Every little thing goes nice for Suze. Her new existence in California is a whirlwind of events and ideal hair days. Tad Beaumont, the most popular boy on the town, has even requested Suze out on her first actual date. Suze is so excited that she's prepared to disregard her misgivings approximately Tad. .. fairly the truth that he isn't Jesse, whose ghostly status—not to say obvious disinterest in her—make him not possible.

1356: A Novel

Bernard Cornwell, the "master of martial fiction" (Booklist), brings Thomas of Hookton from the preferred Grail Quest sequence right into a new experience in 1356, an exciting stand-alone novel. On September 19, 1356, a seriously outnumbered English military confronted off opposed to the French within the old conflict of Poitiers.

Out to Canaan (Book 4 of the Mitford Years)

The fourth novel within the cherished Mitford sequence, by means of the bestselling writer of At domestic in Mitford and Somebody secure with an individual Good Millions of readers have come domestic to Mitford, the little city with the massive center, whose endearing and kooky citizens became like family. yet now swap is coming to the hamlet.

An Abundance of Katherines

From the number one bestselling writer of The Fault in Our StarsMichael L. Printz Honor BookLos Angeles instances publication Prize FinalistWhen it involves relationships, Colin Singleton’s style is women named Katherine. And in terms of women named Katherine, Colin is often getting dumped. Nineteen instances, to be specified.

Additional resources for Secret Keepers: A Novel

Show sample text content

It had all gotten out of hand. as though Kyle have been into difficulty, whilst someone might see he used to be a wonderfully common younger guy. to date, Emma famous proudly, Kyle remained unflappable within the face of all of it. “Crown me, man,” Kyle informed his uncle. “I jumped you. ” convinced, certainly, Kyle had inherited a vein of stoicism that ran in Emma’s circle of relatives, she suggestion. Thank goodness. And yet—the males in Emma’s relations didn't thrive. They have been lessen of their best or, like Harold, perished suddenly. None in their males died outdated and tired and within the convenience in their personal beds.

Now there has been simply this offended voice nipping at him until eventually it used to be silenced, mercifully, by means of a beep. He opened his eyes, startled for a minute to discover himself in his father’s trailer. No, his trailer. No. He might by no means get used to the belief it was once his trailer. He wasn’t residing the following. He was once simply staying the following. Your daddy is the lonesomest guy there ever was once, Jake’s mom used to assert, as though that excused issues. She may possibly by no means hand over Tom Cary. even if he got here domestic under the influence of alcohol and suggest, or simply suggest; even after he stopped coming domestic in any respect.

They stepped again over to the driveway. Jake bit his backside lip. occasionally, it made the twinge go into reverse. “I’m just—shaking. Still,” Emma Hanley stated. “It’s all a huge mistake,” got here the muffled, depressing answer from Dora, whose again used to be to them, who was once hugging Kyle and never letting pass. The damaged zipper on her costume gaped like a wound. “Mom? I’m ok. you could allow pass now,” Kyle stated. “I simply don’t recognize what we might have performed … ,” Emma acknowledged, trailing off. “You appeared like you have been doing simply fine,” Jake acknowledged.

You don’t actually need that. There should be a gravesite to go to. ” “I don’t visit the cemetery anymore, Donny. It doesn’t appear to support. ” “You may still bury Daddy beside Will, Mama,” Dora acknowledged. “Think of them jointly there,” Donny stated. “Waiting for you. ” “Waiting? For me? ” Emma acknowledged. “Why, that’s a terrible notion. ” “There needs to be a few type of church service,” Donny stated, impatience creeping into his tone back. “A inner most funeral? I let you know, it’s a shame. ” “There is whatever to be acknowledged approximately dignity and quiet and grieving with family,” Emma acknowledged.

Hanley. ” She appeared away, nodding. Jake stared down at his toes. “I’m uh—” He cleared his throat. “I’m simply getting begun. got here again domestic now not in the past. I received a spot now over on the base of the mountain. only a piece up the line. ” “I see,” she acknowledged, with whatever like resignation in her voice, “and what do you suggest for the sort of mess as this? ” She appeared past him, her eyes skipping like flat stones on water, earlier the ivy-swallowed stump, the patchy garden, the overgrown beds. “I’d begin with a great weekly mowing.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 46 votes