The Deepest Secret
Eve Lattimore’s family is like every other on their suburban street, with one exception. Her son Tyler has a rare medical condition that makes him fatally sensitive to light, which means heavy curtains and deadlocked doors protect him during the day and he can never leave the house except at night. For Eve, only constant vigilance stands between an increasingly restless teenage son and the dangers of the outside world.
Until the night the unthinkable happens. When tragedy strikes, it becomes clear that this family is not the only one on the quiet cul-de-sac that is more complicated than it appears. And as Eve is forced to shield her family from harm, there are some crises she cannot control—and some secrets that not even love can conceal.
“Smart and thrilling. A taut family drama about a mother blindly obsessed with protecting her teen son from the UV light that could kill him.”
“In Buckley’s superb third novel, ordinary human nature and extraordinary circumstances collide to powerful effect…Buckley delivers a gripping read and a memorable reflection on the conflicting imperatives of love.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Exceptionally moving and unrelentingly suspenseful.”
—Providence Sunday Journal
“…an intense and unforgettable read.”
—Mystery Scene Magazine
“…masterfully portrays an ordinary family trapped in a heart-wrenching crisis.”
“The Deepest Secret is a ferociously passionate book, and I am unabashedly obsessed with every human populating its pages.”
“A mesmerizing page turner.”
“The Deepest Secret is one of Buckley’s finest accomplishments! Fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy this compelling blend of ripped-from-the-headlines suspense and close-to-your-heart characters.”
“…explores the complexity of ethical situations as two families face separate life-and-death crises in this well-crafted page turner, I literally could not put the book down.”
—The Roanoke Times
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