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The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinead Moriarty

The Secrets Sisters Keep

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This is Sinead Moriarty’s tenth novel and it’s at her heart-warming, tear-jerking best. The Devlin sisters are best friends, but each has a secret in her life that she can’t possibly admit to herself, let alone her sisters, or their little brother, arguably the real star of the book. Cue plenty of life drama, big moments of reveal, heart-ache and reminders of just how wonderful family can be. A great read.

If you like Sinead Moriarty you might also like to read books by Cathy Kelly, Tess Stimson and Dorothy Koomson.

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  • Susan Walsh - 'It's modern, it's fun & it's a fabulous read.' Read full review >
  • Elisabeth Thomas - 'This was an excellent book...The characters were strong and by the end of the book I felt that I knew each sister personally because their personality shined through the text.' Read full review >
  • Carolyn Huckfield - '. I have read other novels by Moriarty...but with this novel she has matured to an excellent story teller for women of all ages to enjoy.' Read full review >
  • Clair Chaytors - 'Simply beautiful...All the characters in this story are so realistic that I found myself struggling to put this book down.' Read full review >
  • Kath Martin - 'Julie, Louise and Sophie became the three sisters I never had - I wanted to meet them for lunch, and discuss their love-lives, find out what their children were doing.' Read full review >
  • Cheryl Kinney - 'Gripping, emotional read!...The author was written a great family that makes you want to keep reading.' Read full review >
  • Jayne Burton - 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  I felt I was part of the sister's mix and match family and felt I experienced every incident, both good and bad, with them.' Read full review >
  • Jade Craddock - 'Each sister faces her own struggles within the novel and whilst Julie and Sophie’s problems were completely plausible, it was Louise’s story that was most interesting and engaging for me.' Read full review >


The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty's delicious tenth novel, The Secrets Sisters Keep, is the story of three sisters, three life-altering problems and one eternal truth: nobody knows you quite like a sister! Sinead's writing mixes the worldly wit of Jane Green with the down-to-earth warmth and insight of Marian Keyes and will remind people just how important their sisters - and their friends-who-are-like-sisters - are to them. 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...


Praise for Sinead:

'Moving, disarmingly honest and at times laugh-out-loud funny.' Sunday Times

'One of the brightest voices in modern women's fiction.' Bella

'Sinead Moriarty can bring readers from hilarity to heartbreak with great deftness.' Sunday Independent

'Touching, warm, funny and emotional. She has the gift of telling a very emotive story with grace and empathy.' Woman's Way

About the Author

Sinead Moriarty

Growing up, Sinead Moriarty was inspired by watching her mother, an author of children's books, writing at the kitchen table. Her childhood dream was to write a novel. 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. Her first novel, The Baby Trail, a bitter-sweet story of a couple struggling to have a baby (inspired by her own early difficulties conceiving) was published in 2004 and has been translated into twenty languages. Sinéad Moriarty's novels have sold over half a million copies in Ireland and the UK. She has won over readers and critics telling stories that are funny, humane, moving and relevant to modern women. She lives in her native Dublin with her husband and their three children.

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Publication date

26th February 2015


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Penguin Books Ltd


400 pages


Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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