Our Secrets and Lies
A brilliant picture of why you should not try to live your life through your children
Lucy Murphy has a single goal in life - to give her children a brilliant future.
An unplanned pregnancy forced Lucy to abandon her own dreams, so she is determined that her twin daughter and son will seize every opportunity. When they get a chance to move to a prestigious school, all Lucy sees is the fulfilment of her every wish for them.
Loving them as fiercely as she does, Lucy is blind to the risks of taking two seventeen-year-olds away from everything familiar and dropping them into an alien world. Even when warning signs are flashing, she cannot see the dangers of pushing her vision on her children - especially her sensitive daughter - until it's almost too late.
For her family to survive, Lucy has to face up to some surprising and difficult truths - and figure out how to find herself again.
Praise for Our Secrets and Lies
Heartfelt and deeply moving but also so gripping it is almost impossible to put downIrish Independent
A first class novel which I couldn't put down. It was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. The difficult subjects of the novel are dealt with in a sensitive way and the book was a joy to readWoman's Way