My Daughter's Secret by Nicole Trope Review

My Daughter's Secret
By Nicole Trope
Release Date: March 19th, 2019
Bookouture
Source: ARC provided by the publisher


My baby girl, I’ll never forget you – your smile, your laugh, the way your hair sparkles in the sun. I cannot comprehend this pain. I cannot breathe through it.

In the middle of the night, Claire wakes up to discover that her beloved daughter, Julia, is dead – and life, as she knows it, is over.

Searching for answers, Claire stumbles upon a pile of letters, hidden under Julia’s bed in an old, battered shoebox, and feels closer to her daughter than ever before. They tell her that Julia was happy, that she was thriving at university, that she was in love. 

But as the letters go on, Claire starts to feel uneasy at something hidden between the lines. Even as she grieves, she must prepare to face a shocking discovery. Because Julia was hiding a terrible secret – and when it’s uncovered, it will devastate a family already torn apart by tragedy.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

My Daughters Secret is the story of the aftermath of a Daughters Suicide! But when things don’t add up,  a mothers instinct is to find out the truth.  And that is exactly what Claire does when her daughter Julia passes away and the police decided it was a suicide. But things are not sitting well with Claire, Julia has secrets and Claire is determined to get to the bottom of them, but when she does know, nothing will ever be the same.

There are many characters in this book but the main 4 are Julia (of course) but her character is revealed only through memories of Claire. Then there is Adrian, Claire's present husband, and Julia's step-father, I started out feeling bad for him, but that changed as the story goes along. and then finally there is Joel, Claire's ex-husband, and Julia's father and while in the present I really like his character, but the Joel of the past makes me mad! 

Nicole Trope is a new to me author, but I adored the way she wrote, and really brought Sydney and Melbourne alive to me, and while the story is quite frankly disturbing, once you start the book, you cannot put it down. 

My Daughters Secret is a dark tale, that leaves you guessing, but I will admit halfway through the book I had my suspicions about why Julia’s life was cut short, but the magnitude of what was behind it blew my mind! Now My Daughter's Secret tackles many taboo tropes, if taboo subjects are not your thing, don't read this book.

I give My Daughter Secrets 4 stars




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