Friday, January 29, 2021

The Secrets We Keep by Nikki Lee Taylor - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Nikki Lee Taylor Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Nikki Lee Taylor

Pub. Date: January 11, 2021

Publisher: Magpie Creative Media

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 288

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N,

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Not all mothers are created equal… Some are better at hiding the truth.

Crippled with anxiety, Sophie is desperate to overcome the pain of losing her husband and only child in a freak car accident. Living and working in isolation with only the company of her dog Miss Molly, Sophie agrees to take on a job reviewing the manuscript of an up-and-coming writer. But this isn’t any story. It is one that unearths old secrets and to discover the truth, Sophie must find the courage to embark on a search that will change her life forever.

On the outside, Love Mommy blogging queen Madelyn-May has it all. To her online community she is the perfect mother. She has a successful husband, perfect twins, and an idyllic life. What they don’t know is Madelyn-May also has a secret. When her past collides with the present, Madelyn-May is forced to make a choice that could destroy everything she loves.

Would you risk destroying a family, if it meant healing your own heart? Would you tell the truth, if it meant losing everything you love?

The Secrets We Keep is a confronting look at the complexities of family and lengths a mother will go to for her child.


 “If you want to add this to your To Be Read List, you certainly can because this nail-biting thriller gets you and at the same time makes you emotional. There is a beautiful pain this book leaves behind, and I certainly couldn't figure out the cover till the end and that is also something that I was not expecting... NOT AT ALL”

 “This is one intense, twisted, addictive, complex, jaw-dropping novel! Not only is this a very well-written book with wonderfully interesting characters, but the suspense builds at just the right pace as the story unfolds.”

“This novel had quite a few twists and turns and the twists are so juicy that I couldn't stop reading”

“The story and how the characters are interconnected is an interesting twist, I can’t say I’ve read before. This book was hard to put down because I felt like I was a spectator with a front row seat to one highly dysfunctional family.”

“The book touches on so many sources of pain addressing each with intelligence, empathy, and humanity. It is a true thriller in women’s fiction”

‘The Secrets We Keep was by far the best book I have read this year. Many twists and turns throughout kept me looking forward to my reading time each day. The ending was fantastic.” 


This book... Wow! Talk about an intense thrill ride. This is one book that will stick with you once you've finished it.
The story follows two main characters, and one other character, who each have their own awful pasts. One character's past is a bit more traumatic, though, and readers will want to proceed with caution because it does touch on the subject of rape of a child. 
There's Sophie, a woman grieving the loss of her husband and young son in a car accident. Then there's Madelyn-May, a mommy blogger who seems to have the perfect life. Both women have secrets, though, and when these secrets come to light and infect their present, that's when things get crazy. 
This is one of those books that immediately sinks its claws into you and doesn't let go. And, let me tell you, you'll feel both breathless and scarred after you read the last page. It's a very dark book at times, and there were a few moments where I had to set my Kindle down and walk away because it got to be too much. But I immediately came right back to it and had this finished within a day. That's how good it was. 
I did find Madelyn-May a bit frustrating throughout a lot of this book. And her husband... I get it, but still. Ugh. He was such a good guy, for the most part, but I kinda got annoyed him too. Sophie, on the other hand, was relatively normal. She had her moments, and she wasn't all innocent, but she wasn't as irritating.
If you're looking for a fast-paced psychological thriller that will keep you on your toes, definitely check out The Secrets We Keep. 
4.5 stars.

About Nikki:

Nikki Lee Taylor is a long-time newspaper journalist turned fiction writer. She is also a dreamer, a doer, a storyteller, a coffee lover, and fur mum to two golden retrievers Max and Sam.

She spends most of her time staring into space, walking between worlds, and creating out-loud character dialogue that sounds a lot like talking to herself in the shower. She stays up late plotting and planning the lives of characters yet to be created and starts every day embraced by the warmth of a good coffee.

She is a courageous booktrovert who lives life with her right foot in NSW, Australia and the left in a world that exists only in her head.

She reads books out loud to anyone who’ll listen and drives her husband mad spending all her free time with friends who exist only on the page.

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Giveaway Details:

1 lucky winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Rockstar Book Tours

Kickoff Post


The Momma Spot

Guest Post & Instagram Post


Jaime's World




Instagram Post


Two Chicks on Books



Week Two:


The Phantom Paragrapher

Review & Instagram Post


She Just Loves Books



Lifestyle of Me



Hurn Publications

Excerpt & Instagram Post


Jazzy Book Reviews



Week Three:


Down The Rabbit Hole

Guest Post & Instagram Post


Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Guest Post & Instagram Post



Guest Post & Instagram Post


Fire and ice

Review & Instagram Post


Books A-Brewin'

Excerpt & Instagram Post


Week Four:


A Dream Within A Dream



Three gals and plenty of books



Westveil Publishing

Review & Instagram Post


Pick a good book

Review & Instagram Post


Books and Zebras @jypsylynn

Review & Instagram Post


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