Secret Lives was my third novel and will always be one of my favorites. It cuts deeper than my first two books and I lost myself in creating the character of Kate and her world in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Actress Eden Riley’s decision to make a film about the mother she barely knew plunges her into a shattering confrontation with her own past. Through her mother’s journal, Eden discovers a life of hardship, madness and secrets. Shifting gracefully between Eden’s world and that of her mother, Secret Lives seduces with the power of its images and the lyricism of its prose.
“…the brisk, atmospherically evocative narrative is absorbing reading.”