By Darcia Helle


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Samantha’s monsters aren’t under the bed; they’re the people she calls Mom and Dad.


She makes it out alive, her sanity barely intact.


She creates a new past that fools everyone, including herself.


A life filled with love and security teeters on its base of lies.


When it all comes crumbling down, will Samantha make it out alive?


Literary Courage

I admire Darcia Helle for writing Secrets. The novel drained me emotionally, so it's hard to imagine how anyone could write it. Some reviewers might write how it's not technically perfect, or that some events are contrived, but I don't care, the relentless power of the writing and the brave treatment of the macabre theme obliterates nitpicking. Samantha Reardon has endured a family life no human being should have to endure. Her father, mother and brother are beyond dysfunctional; they are demonic, primeval. Who wouldn't carry terrible secrets, embedded in one's brain? Then Samantha has a mother-in-law who is no better. Brace yourself, readers, for what lies in these pages: a story that needs telling told by a courageous writer.

Ken Brimhall from Amazon


I won a copy of this book and I was immensely glad I did - it was fantastic. It's extremely well-written and so fast-paced that it was almost mind-blowing, to coin a phrase. The characters are wonderful - both good and bad - and I couldn't wait to see what happened.

Secrets is a true testament to the saying that an easy to read book is difficult to write - a truly amazing talent.

There are many things I'd like to say about it, but I never give spoilers, however, I will say the storyline will have you on the edge of your seat, and that it certainly deals with how secrets can both save lives in the beginning but will destroy them in the end, if we don't take them by the scruff of the neck and shake them loose.

Highly recommended.

Julie Elizabeth Powell from Amazon


Darcia Helle has done it again! I absolutely LOVED this book and I finished it just as the battery for my Kindle Fire ran out! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it and I'd have been devastated to have to charge the device in order to finish! Even though she chose not to update the time frame in which the story takes place, I believe it transcends that because the story is relevant even in the 2000s! At times, I even forgot that it was taking place in the early 1990s! Thanks for such a good read, my friend!

D. Dillon from Amazon


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