This Secret Thing By Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
Book/Novel Author: Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
Book/Novel Title: This Secret Thing
Out of love. Out of protection. Out of fear. Everyone has a reason to lie.Everyone in Raleigh, North Carolina, is talking about Norah Ramsey, the single mother accused of being a suburban madam. But Norahs not the only one keeping secrets.After her mothers arrest, Norahs teenage daughter, Violet, is devastated and alone. She has no one to turn to until her grandmother Polly arrives. Polly, long estranged from Norah, is running from her own troubles. Down the street, Bess, once Norahs best friend, desperately tries to hide secrets while Casey, Besss daughter, flees college after a traumatic event, only to find that home isnt the safe haven she expected. And Nico, the detective who has doggedly pursued Norah Ramsey in hopes that she will lead him to his missing brother, is drawn further into these womens lives while facing his own domestic disturbance.Scandal has brought each of them to a crossroads. Now, as they delve into Norahs secrets, they must come to terms with secrets of their ownones that still have the power to hurt or to heal.