Sometimes the people who seem the happiest have the most to hide. After her husband’s affair upends her life, Elizabeth wants to forget the past and start over in a swanky suburb outside Washington D.C. There, she spends monotonous days going to Costco and day-drinking with her new best friend while trying to create a quiet, drama-free life for her family.
And it seems to work—until an anonymous gossip blog begins spilling the women of Waterford’s darkest secrets and targets Elizabeth.
Now, the blurred conversations and blank spots in Elizabeth’s mind give way to panic and anxiety. If her secrets—like a hospitalization for bipolar disorder and a suicide attempt—don’t stay buried, she could crumble again. She’s worked hard to make her life look Instagram perfect, and she needs everyone, including herself, to believe it.
With her mental health in tatters and her marriage on the brink, Elizabeth fights to protect her family, her reputation, and her sanity.
The past, however, has a way of not being forgotten.
A delicious mix of gossip and darker narrative, The Secrets We Keep is a brilliant look at life in the social media age, friendship, and the stigma of mental illness.