The Family Secret
About the Book
How far would you go to find the truth?
Since Amber lost her child ten years ago, her sole focus has been keeping her small business afloat. Her life seems to be on hold, until the morning she finds a girl on the beach outside her gift shop. A girl who has no shoes, no name, and no idea where she came from.
As a wildlife documentary maker, Gwyneth’s work has taken her all over the world. But when she has a terrible accident in the remote Scottish Highlands, she is saved by the McClusky family and taken into their home. However, there is more to this family than meets the eye, and a long-held secret is threatening to tear them apart…
Amber and Gwyneth are at the beginning of a journey that will change each of their lives forever in this twisting, emotional new novel, perfect for fans of Susan Lewis and Amanda Prowse.
‘Tracy Buchanan writes moving, gripping, heartbreakingly real family drama.’ Susan Lewis, Sunday Times bestselling author
‘An ambitious and deeply poignant story that will take you into another world.’ Heat
‘Beautiful, heart-breaking, uplifting … Really worth a read.’ Hello!
This is the first book I’ve read by Tracy Buchanan but certainly won’t be the last. I found this book had just the right amount of intrigue to keep me wanting to turn the pages.
The book is centred around Amber who runs a quaint gift shop on the seafront form those wonderful huts you see in some seaside towns, and a mysterious girl who Amber, her mum and Aunt found one morning with no coat on and shoeless walking along the beach unsure where she is or even who she is.
The story is told in alternating chapters which also is two different timelines, one being 1989 and one in 2009.
The story follows the mystery of who the girl is and the lengths that Amber goes to, to help her.
All in all, a really interesting story and a book that I found had an ending that to me was perfect!
I read this book courtesy of a copy provided by NetGalley and Avon books and my review is my honest opinion.