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Can You Keep a Secret? by Caroline Overington

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How well do you really know the one you love? 

With her customary page-turning style and potent themes, this is Caroline Overington at her thought-provoking best. 

'Why do some people decide to get married when everyone around them would seem to agree that marriage, at least for the two people in question, is a terrifically bad idea?'

The year is 1999, and Lachlan Colbert - Colby - has the world at his feet. He's got a big job on Wall Street and a sleek bachelor pad in the heart of Manhattan. With money no object, he and his friends take a trip to Australia to see in the new millennium. And it's there, on a hired yacht sailing the Whitsundays, that he meets Caitlin. 

Caitlin Hourigan has got wild hair and torn shorts - and has barely ever left the small patch of Queensland where she grew up. But Colby is smitten and for Caitlin, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, a blissful future awaits - marriage, a big house, a beautiful little boy.

But nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. And for Lachlan and Caitlin the nightmare is only just beginning.


Hey! Here's my review.

This is the third book I've read by Caroline Overington. When I saw it on Netgalley I jumped up and down shouting "Pick me! Pick me!" (maybe I just clicked the request button, but I was jumping on the inside) and was very excited when I received a copy. I gave her other books 4 stars, but this one appealed to me a little more (probably all the blogging talk now that I've started my own blog), so I gave 5 stars.

It is a plot driven book. I felt at an arms length from the characters rather than inside their heads. The story begins in North Queensland in Australia then moves to New York. It covers topics such as Y2K, 9/11, blogging, international adoption, mental illness and adultery.

I found it quite compelling reading and didn't want to put it down. I won't give anything away, but the ending caught me by surprise.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

★★★★★
This book is available to purchase from Amazon here:  Can You Keep a Secret?