Monday, December 30, 2013

ARC review: The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley

Many thanks to Net Galley and Random House publishing for the advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review.
Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):
A riveting, poignant family drama perfect for readers of Defending Jacob and The Memory Keeper's Daughter, which explores the power of the secrets people keep-the darker, hidden facets of our lives, and what happens when they come to light.

Diagnosed with XP, a rare medical condition which makes him lethally sensitive to light, Tyler is a thirteen-year-old who desperately wants just one thing: to be normal. His mother Eve also wants just one thing: to protect her son. As Tyler begins roaming their cul-de-sac at night, cloaked in the safety of the darkness, he peers into the lives of the other families on the street-looking in on the things they most want hidden. Then, the young daughter of a neighbor suddenly vanishes, and Tyler may be the only one who can make sense of her disappearance…but what will happen when everyone's secrets are exposed to the light?
This insomniac's opinion:
This novel was a fantastic, nail-biting read. It was a roller-coaster ride of a novel, full of suspense and twists but also full of heart. At the end I was left wondering exactly how far I would go if I was placed in a similar situation. My only complaint was the ending, which didn't quite feel buttoned up and I would've liked a more solid conclusion.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Rating: 4 stars

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