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We All Have Our Secrets

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I kept reading, but found this book far fetched and couldn’t relate to it at all. I found myself thinking ‘why aren’t you doing this, questioning that. Sorry, could have been a decent story, but not for me.
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There were twists and turns in the book and a final one I didn’t see coming.  The story of guilt at not being there for your aged parents is a tricky one and we all have these issues and thoughts.  And then negotiating a stranger in your house who feels they have a right to be there and indeed believe they do.

It showed how a joint sense of purpose can bring you together as well as tear you apart. Enjoyed the read and liked how it ended.
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A good easy read to get into with a cast of characters all hiding something.

After an incident at work Emily returns home to her elderly father only to find he has a young French carer, Francine at his beck and call. Emily is immediately suspicious of Francine who may not be all that she seems.

There is also a back story set in the war that interweaves the narrative. My only comment here was a slight confusion when it was referred to Harold being buried when it was Albert who had been killed. I had to go back and re read to check I hadn't missed a plot twist.

Thanks to netgalley for the opportunity to review this book, this is my honest opinion.
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Gripping!  Emily lives in London and her elderly father  lives in Cornwall.  She doesn’t see him often, but an incident in work means she goes back to her childhood home for a while.  Upon arrival she is greeted by Francois; a young girl who is now her fathers carer.    They hate each other on sight; Emily didn’t realise how fragile and  frail her father Is; and Francois is not impressed with the lady who leave her father alone when he is so ill.  Emily believes Francois is after her fathers money; but it is so much more she is looking for.  A gripping tale that I would definitely recommend.
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Working as a midwife, Emily has made a terrible mistake when delivering a baby.  She escapes to her father’s home on the beautiful Cornish coast, but finds Francoise, a beautiful young French woman, in residence.
Although Francoise says she is caring for Harold Gentle, Emily’s father, Emily becomes suspicious about her real motives for being there.  Convinced she has less genuine reasons she is determined to find out the truth.
From the first page, you become absorbed in this gripping thriller.  There are secrets to explore and some which should remain hidden.  Jane Corry expertly gets inside her characters, bringing them alive on the page.
The book is written mainly from two perspectives, Emily and Francoise, which gives insight into their character.   It seems that Francoise has dubious reasons for caring for Emily’s father, and neither woman trusts the other.  I found the dynamic between the two women interesting, along with how they relate to Harold Gentle’s provocative, complex character.
Various totally unexpected twists and turns as the story unfolds, make this a suspenseful, absorbing story which I was unable to put down.
Highly recommended.
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I enjoyed reading this book, although at times it felt long-winded.  The story of Emily, a midwife, her father Harold, and his carer, the French Francoise.  On her return to her father’s home Emily is surprised to find the beautiful Francoise caring for her sick father and is not at all pleased with this situation.
The story emerges from their different perspectives and Harold’s memories of World War 2.  An intriguing story, but with a rather predictable ending.
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Jane Corry has always been an auto-buy for me and this latest novel does not disappoint! 

It is full of the fast-paced twists and turns that all of Jane's work promises, and the two main characters are both intricately layered and connected in such a clever way. I particularly loved the flashbacks to the war and I felt that it added that extra something special to the plot. You cannot read this book quick enough, it will grip you like a vice!
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I’ve read a  few of Jane Corey’s books, and although I don’t feel this is her best, I enjoyed reading about Harold and thought he was a well written character
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I did enjoy this overall, the plot was interesting but it wasn’t my favourite thriller ever as I wasn’t hooked 24/7
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Emily is a midwife and after a mistake on the ward she is suspended from work and goes back to her family home to see her father. She is surprised that her father has employed a carer to look after him as his health is failing.
A story of secrets, lies and misunderstandings.
I enjoyed the first half of this book but then I felt the story became muddled.
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
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This was a slow burn thriller taking place on the Cornish coastline. The characters are not particularly likable but as I progressed further into the book, I felt that I understood better what made them tick. I very much enjoyed it.
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I was t at all sure I was going to like this book. It seemed very bitty in places and I didn’t know who it was that was telling that but of the dialogue. But I’m glad k persevered as I ended up really liking it. The story of two sisters coming together, one French the other English, and all the trials and tribulations that ensue. And all the lies and part truths that get in the way of life.
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I was asked to give a review from Netgalley.  Here is the blurb:

"Two women are staying in Willowmead House.

One of them is running.
One of them is hiding.
Both of them are lying.

Emily made one bad decision, and now her career could be over. Her family home on the Cornish coast is the only place where she feels safe. But when she arrives, there's a stranger living with her father. Emily doesn't trust the beautiful young woman, convinced that she's telling one lie after another.

Soon, Emily becomes obsessed with finding out the truth . . . But should some secrets stay buried forever?"

This it the latest of many books I have read by this author and she never fails to disappoint.  Her books always get me hooked and reading more than I intended too which makes for many late nights..  I have to say that the ending was fairly predictable in this book but this did not stop me from enjoying it.  Her books are often predictable but what makes them good are the characters and what they do and feel along the way.

I don't think this is my favourite Jane Corry book but I think that shows how good I think her books are that I still give it 5 stars.
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TW: death, abortion, war.

We All Have Secrets is a fast paced, nail biter of a thriller. That is, up until the last 30% of the book. I felt so disappointed as it was completely brilliant, but the ending just felt rushed.
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An intriguing book. A midwife, her suffering father, and his new young home help. Great story, there was a bit of mystery about the characters, you didn't know who to trust. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and will recommend to others.
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A standalone thriller from author Jane Corry. This is an excellent read and had me guessing throughout.

Midwife Emily made an unforgivable mistake, a mistake and decides to visit her father in Devon, who is suffering from dementia in an effort to escape the stress of work. On her arrival at his house she is met by a beautiful woman named Francoise who is now caring for her father. Emily starts to feel guilt for not spending more time with her father whose heath is rapidly deteriorating as well as wondering about Francoise and her motivation.

There was so much going on this story and I was constantly changing what I thought was going to happen. Excellent characters and an addictive plot made this an exciting read.

I would like to thank both Netgalley and Penguin UK for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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What a heart wrenching story. Family secrets, difficult, authoritarian parenting and  no way to find the truth. It was a great story and one that left me feeling sated, which can be a rarity these days with cliffhanger after cliffhanger.
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Another  brilliant book by Jane Corry. This was a fantastic family drama filled with dark secrets and lies. Brilliant xx
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A book about family relationships and secrets, mostly set in Cornwall. Emily is a midwife who makes a mistake at work.  Taking leave, she returns to her ageing father in a Cornish village. Much to her suprise, a young French woman has moved in as a carer. 
The book is told from different perspectives and also includes Harold, the fathers recollections from ww2. Sadly, Harold dies and both Emily and the carer are investigated because the death was suspicious. Details of their pasts come to light and there are disagreements as the estate is sorted out . 
In parts plenty of suspense, in other parts the story feels trite and in placed long winded. Some parts stretch the bounds of possibility (Francoises nurse training) and use of morphine (see controlled drug laws) Not a bad read though

Thanks to Net Galley for theARC in exchange for an honestreview
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I could not put this book down. 

It was such a fast paced read. I didn’t want it to end but ultimately I had to carry on. 

The twists, and turns having you thinking you know what happens next but then something else happens.
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