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REBECCA DONE

 

This Secret We’re Keeping (2016)

 

Jessica Hart fell in love when she was fifteen. Unfortunately, it was with her maths teacher, Matthew Langley, and he was imprisoned for his involvement. Seventeen years on, Jessica and Matthew – with his new identity as Will Greene – are about to meet again for the first time since his arrest. Now both adults, Jessica and Matthew are free to start over but with partners and children, as well as having to come to terms with their past, it’s not easy to move forward. Rebecca Done does a superb job with a taboo subject, so much so that she has you rooting for Jessica and Matthew in the present day like any normal couple. She also brilliantly dissects the nuances of the taboo and challenges the archetypal stereotypes. The pacing of the novel could have done with some work – the book overall runs quite long and the climax and the finale are conversely abridged. But it's a book you'll want to race through for the conclusion to Jess and Matthew's story and, as with all aspects of their story, Done doesn't make the ending straightforward. One of the most intriguing and provocative love stories I've read, it gives a whole new angle to the concept of forbidden love. (JC) 7/10

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