The Secrets sisters keep by sinead moriarty book review


You can also find me review on Goodreads

About the Book

Book : The Secrets Sisters Keep

Author :  Sinéad Moriarty

Genre : Chick Lit

Publisher : Penguin

Pages : 400

Release Date : 26th February 2015

My star rating : 4/5

You can buy Daughter  from Amazon, WHSmith, Waterstones and Ebay


Blurb from back of book


The Devlin sisters rely on each other – but some things are just too painful to share, even when your sisters are your best friends …

Mum-of-four Julie thought that if her family had more money, life would be easier. But now that they’ve inherited a fortune, her problems are only starting.

Lawyer Louise is used to having life go exactly as she wants it to. So accepting that she cannot control everything in her world is beyond her.

And former model Sophie can just about cope with getting older – that’s until her ex-husband finds a younger model.

All three women think that some battles are best fought alone. Maybe they need to think again …


My Review


I love my crime and thriller novels, but I also like my chick lit. And this book is the perfect chick lit for a nice light read that leaves you feeling warm inside.

This is the 10th book by Sinead Moriarty but the first one of hers that I have read. I have heard that it’s a second book, carry on from another book of Sinead’s, but I never knew this while reading it and you definitely don’t have to read the one before this to enjoy it, it’s a great stand alone too.

It tell’s the story of three sisters – Julie, Louise and Sophie. each chapter takes the view point from each sister, which I really liked. Julie and her husband, Harry have 4 boys, 3 of them are 9 year old triplets and they have just inherited a big sum of money from Harry’s auntie. Louise is a strong independent business women with a 4 year old child, Clara, who she finds out she as Aspergers and has to learn to cope that her daughter wont live the life Louise had planned for her. And Sophie is a divorcee with a 9 year old daughter and finding it hard to live with the fact the her ex-husband is now with a younger model who is now pregnant and who her daughter idolises.

This was a great read and really heart felt tale of 3 sisters who were at first ashamed and scared of admitting to each other how they really felt. But they finally realize that no one is perfect and that they will always have each other.

4/5 stars – I’ll be reading more from this author


About the Author



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From Goodreads:

Sinéad was born and raised in Dublin where she grew up surrounded by books. Her mother is an author of children’s books. Growing up, Sinead says she was inspired by watching her mother writing at the kitchen table and then being published. From that moment on, her childhood dream was to write a novel.

After university, she went to live in Paris and then London. It was at the age of thirty, while working as a journalist in London that she began to write creatively in her spare time – after work, at lunch times … and, truth be told, during work hours.

After a couple of years toying with ideas, she joined a creative writing group and began to write The Baby Trail. The bitter-sweet comedy of a couple struggling to conceive hit a nerve in publishing circles. It was snapped up by Penguin Publishing in the UK and Ireland and has, to date, been translated into twenty languages.

Since writing The Baby Trail, Sinead has moved back to Dublin where she lives with her husband, two sons and baby girl.


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33 comments on “The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinead Moriarty Book Review”

  1. Thanks for the review. The Asperger’s aspect really interests me – I’m a teacher (was before being a stay at home dad!) and as well as teaching children with Asperger’s, I also used to read Mark Haddon’s wonderful ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ with my Literacy classes. I recommend that, and the stage show if it’s ever on near you!

    Thanks for the post – good read!

  2. Hi, its nice to see another book review on #kcacols! It seems like I’ve been one of the very few here for a while. I hope you come back with more reviews again. I like the sound of this book, it sounds like the kind of book where ‘everyone thinks everyone else is better off’. But really, everyone has their issues and especially sisters they should share the happiness and the hard times. I haven’t read anything from this Author …..yet!
    Thanks for sharing on #kcacols, hope to see you back again.

  3. This book sounds absolutely wonderful, and super interesting.
    For some reason, lately I’ve really been into reading crime & thriller novels which is actually kind of unusual for me. I’m definitely overdue for a feel-good book, so I’ll be checking this one out! #KCACOLS
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  4. I don’t really tend to be a chick lit reader, but I do like alternating character perspectives as a storytelling device. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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