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3.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby Narrator: Cherise Boothe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781440775420
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New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has won adoring fans for her Rev. Curtis Black series, which includes Recorded Books' audio presentation of The Best of Everything. In A Deep Dark Secret, a seemingly perfect 12-year-old girl harbors a terrible secret-one that threatens to tear her world apart. But the girl also houses a surprising inner strength, and the power to hope may just be what saves her. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Audrey | 2/19/2014

    " The deep dark secret was that this woman was crazy. Which was easy to figure out at the begining. I guess there was one more secret which I won't give away. This is not one of Ms. Roby's better books. My book club picks one of her books every year so I had to read this one for the club. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Naylor | 2/17/2014

    " I love this author! I try to read all of her books. This one really take you inside of a child's world ........ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikk | 1/28/2014

    " This book was just okay. First I'm not sure if it's written for an adult audience. I think that Roby attempted to convey a message to young people that sexual abuse is not normal and not ok however I didn't get a clear understanding of what she was trying to tell the reader about what to do in the case that it is happening to them. If I were a child being abused and read this book, in the end I would still be questioning, should I tell or shouldn't I tell. The book was very rushed, I wish the characters had been developed more and I really disliked how Roby keep illustrating scenes of Jillian being abused. I think there is a creative way to get the message across of what was happening to her without detailing it so much throughout the book. Last but not least it was way too predictable. I was able to figure the book out in the first few paragraphs. Definitely not one of her better books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nnenna | 1/27/2014

    " Not a realistic depiction of child abuse from a child's perspective. And the story became too predictable. Not recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mercy | 1/23/2014

    " A story that has already been told many, many, many times... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/20/2014

    " Good for teens, not so captivating for adults. Quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wes | 1/20/2014

    " This book was way too graphic for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 1/8/2014

    " This was a hard book to read. My heart aches knowing that this very thing occurs in some child's life everyday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrey | 12/28/2013

    " Very good book. Some parts are very hard to read because it is about a young girl being molested by her Dad. Harder for me to read since I have a daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenosha Lovin'life | 12/28/2013

    " This book gave a very realistic insight into child sexual abuse. In addition, it can serve as a cautionary tale for single mothers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheyanne wasel | 12/19/2013

    " a very disgusting book about sexual abuse but i couldn't stop reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita Mutanda | 12/12/2013

    " im not gonna lie,after every chapter i really wanted to punch someone,especially the step-father.i cried most of the time,a situation like this can happen to anyone.i recommend this book to everyone "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lj | 12/5/2013

    " Emotional read. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shavonne | 10/10/2013

    " Reading this book touched areas that have went unnoticed and uncovered things that were hoped to be forgotten. Nothing more to say. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/3/2013

    " This was an excellent book although it was a tough subject to read about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice | 8/17/2012

    " The story of Jillian Maxwell is a quick read and so heart breaking. It surely opened my eyes to child abuse and molestation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mishychel Parence | 8/11/2012

    " This book really had me mad!! Its a true situation that unfortunately happens to young girls. The story line was good but I found myself angry and glad at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Queen | 8/3/2012

    " Excellent Read! Very touching! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Antoinette | 2/17/2012

    " Hard subject matter (child molestation) but very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 8/19/2011

    " Really good book. I wish it would have gone on because it ended REALLY fast. But all in all, a good book that confronts the issue of child molestation and the manipulative control of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrey | 3/27/2011

    " Very good book. Some parts are very hard to read because it is about a young girl being molested by her Dad. Harder for me to read since I have a daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/19/2010

    " Good for teens, not so captivating for adults. Quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mishychel | 12/11/2010

    " This book really had me mad!! Its a true situation that unfortunately happens to young girls. The story line was good but I found myself angry and glad at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Antoinette | 10/16/2010

    " Hard subject matter (child molestation) but very well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Briana | 9/17/2010

    " I think this was a good book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lj | 7/7/2010

    " Emotional read. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 12/12/2009

    " Very very good but also shocking book, yet it's the reality those kind of things happen every day in every country of this world. Sad! "

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About the Author
Author Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is an award-winning author whose work has been on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence, Upscale magazine, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com. In addition, Roby is the recipient of the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001, several Female Author of the Year Awards presented by the African American Literary Award Show in New York, and the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicago’s Black History Month Book Fair and Conference, among others. She lives in Illinois with her husband.

About the Narrator

Cherise Boothe, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, has worked extensively in theater, film, television, and narration. She has appeared in numerous regional plays, as well as in television shows such as The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, and Gossip Girl. She holds an MFA in acting from New York University. She was a finalist in 2015 for the prestigious Audie Award for best multivoiced narration.