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His wife leaves him for a younger man, he is disillusioned with his job, his children are a decret to byy This would be almost fine if Antoine wasn’t an insufferable character – whiny and at times bordering on misogynistic.

Not sure how someone so seemingly shallow is able turn his life around so profoundly. The author also switches her POV’s for no good reason. There was a problem adding your email address. I prefer my tatina to develop a little relationship before they head down that road! I tend to read books with strong women characters and it was a refreshing change to delve into the feelings of a man and his role as a father, husband, brother, son, and grandson.

Breaking the code is the key to deliverance from the smothering hand of the past. But, ultimately, the characterizations remained very weak and superficial.

As it is, however, it’s just really annoying. I did not adore A Secret Kept. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was also a pleasant trip to travel to Paris within the confines of this novel. At some point I stopped caring what the secret even was. Jul 24, Barbara rated it liked it. Aside from being poorly written – overly descriptive, convoluted perspectives, clunky use of adjectives, etc.


Too wimpy and whiny in my book. Thank you for your patience. Although the blurb for the book describes it as a story of a man searching to unravel a long buried family secret, the book in fact is much more about a 40 something man attempting to navigate his life in the midst of a midlife crisis.

A Secret Kept

I found him an interesting character with a lot of depth and sentimentality that led to many moments of self examination and introspection. Sep 27, Shannon Vincent Nelson rated it liked it. Please provide an email address.

Trapped in a a world of guilt, Antoine tries to figure out the secret that Melanie had on their mother, but he must forced to move on with his life, while his sister life hands in the balance. Bookdescription should be in Dutch 2 8 Mar 20, It almost feels like she wrote a female character, and decided to change her at the last moment to a man.

Yes I can imagine it would come as a shock, but with the current life Antoine is living it just really doesn’t matter. But the plot meanders to a conclusion that seems anticlimactic at best, a letdown at worst—the secret is hardly worth the trouble it causes.

In a kind brotherly gesture, he decides to surprise his sister with a weekend on the sea for her fortieth birthday. In fact, she kills off two key characters that were in on the secret.

A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay – The Globe and Mail

Right off the bat I was annoyed because she starts off writing in the first person, then randomly changes to the third person for two chapters, and then back to the first person.

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When, on the drive home to Paris, she finally summons the courage to reveal what she knows to Antoine, her emotions overcome her and she loses control of the car. Nothing like Sarah’s Key and really not much of a mystery or plot. Unfortunately it was quite a disappointment. I’ll start with the positive.

I would be …more The secret is one that some will find troubling as it may introduce a topic that some people still think is offensive and not “natural”.

A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay

I’m sad to say that I was disappointed. Nov 24, Cheryl rated it it was ok. He had negative relationships he couldn’t get over his divorce whine whine whine. The novel does keep up the suspense of finding out about his mother and learning about the deep, dark secrets of an upper class Parisian family, but Antonio’s “woe is me” attitude it at times tiring. It is human nature to question and to want answers to the age-old question — “why” To view it, click here.

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Melanie remembers something that really shakes her. She holds nothing back, and while some scenes are painful to read, they are authentic. Suddenly fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will learn the truth about his family and himself the hard way.

And, surprise, he’s unhappy.