Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Deepest Secret
by Carla Buckley

Publisher: Bantam
Pages: 448
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads: 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?


Kritters Thoughts:  What would you do in order to save your family from harm?  Eve is a mother of two and one of her children has been living with a life threatening condition and she has spent the last few years taking care of her son and trying to keep the rest of the family together.  A tragedy happens and she must make a big decision.

Thankfully the tragedy that occurs isn't spoiled in the synopsis and I can't spoil it here either!  I can say that it involves the neighborhood and I thought this was in interesting twist by adding in neighbors as bigger characters mixed in with the family drama aspect.  The other part that kept me reading was the disease that Eve's son Tyler lives with - his inability to be near UV rays and sunlight.  This book made me thing about the extreme of this disease and what those have to suffer through.

A good family drama that I was definitely interested to find out how it would all unravel.

Rating: a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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