25. Secrecy by Belva Plain (1997)
Length: 493 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 18 April 2011
Finished: 20 April 2011
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 17 August 2010
Why do I have it? I like Belva Plain as an author and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.
When Charlotte Dawes is raped by her cousin-by-marriage, Ted at 14, her parents are furious. Charlotte becomes pregnant, and as she recovers from a ruptured tubal pregnancy both parents are at her bedside. Meanwhile, Ted continues assaulting women until he is caught and indicted. He then escapes from prison into the night.
Eight years later, Charlotte is working in Manhattan and despairs of forming a relationship with a man, until she meets Roger Heywood who coaxes her out of her traumatic fear of sex. Disaster follows when a flood happens, potentially revealing a terrible secret. It was a little farfetched but I notice with Belva Plain that you really learn to care about the characters. I give it an A+!
A+! - (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight