Holly Mayhew has the perfect family set-up. But when her seven-year-old daughter, Marley, begins to act strangely, refusing to speak and rushing off to hide in her room, she knows something isn’t right.
Desperate to understand why Marley has become so withdrawn, Holly creates a worry box, where Marley posts her thoughts each day.
At first, the messages seem innocent. But when Holly finds a note saying secrets make me sad, she begins to question everyone entrusted with her care…
Including her family.
Once the truth is out… there’s no going back.
My thoughts: everyone in this book is keeping secrets, and they fester, damaging relationships and causing fear and upset. Poor little Marley has it worst, she’s scared that telling her mum what she’s overheard and interpreted, will put Holly in danger.
If this family spoke openly and honestly with each other then they’d all be a lot happier and healthier. Only the baby is immune from this – and that’s because he can’t talk yet!
None of the secrets are as earth shattering as those keeping them think. In fact the most shocking ones actually answer a lot of questions and explain a lot about Holly and Amy’s past. A story about why it’s best to speak up and not keep things hidden.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.