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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,762 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Delinsky Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780739333518
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THE SECRET BETWEEN US explores the limits of responsibility—mother to daughter, daughter to father, husband to wife. 

After Deborah Monroe picks up her sixteen-year-old daughter, Grace, from a party, they are driving home when their car hits a man in the dark. Although Grace was at the wheel, Deborah sends her home, insistent on facing the police alone. Her decision then turns into a deception which takes on a life of its own, threatening their family, as well as the special bond between mother and daughter.

Once again Delinsky has written a superbly crafted book, perfectly targeted to reading groups and fans of provocative fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Delinsky delves deeper into the human heart and spirit with each new novel. CincinnatiEnquirer
  • People Magazine has called the work of bestselling author Barbara Delinsky “Engrossing reading!”

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 deLille | 2/15/2014

    " Easy "beach read" kind of a book. It reminded me of a Hallmark movie. Nice book to have between some of the heavier stuff I've been reading lately. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 2/8/2014

    " This book really didn't speak to me. While it was a quick read, the plot itself was slow in developing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvette | 2/3/2014

    " The is the first book that I've read by Barbara Delinsky and It was Great!!! A very compelling account of famliy, love, lost, sacrifice and reconciliation "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms Athos | 1/24/2014

    " With Delinsky's books (I've read two), I find that I cannot believe that ALL these problems occur at the exact same moment to ONE woman! The common theme, I guess, is that she's been a bit self-centered to see they were building . . . That being said, I couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Rice | 1/14/2014

    " Excellent story about a mother's devotion to her daughter. The truth always comes out in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzie | 1/9/2014

    " It was alright. Okayish storyline. Not so good on the writing. I liked the ending though. It left you with your own imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regina | 1/7/2014

    " A potentially new favorite author. I really enjoyed this book & look forward to reading her other best sellers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 12/21/2013

    " I have been reading Barbara Delinsky novels for years and it seems like she is trying to touch on the controversial like Jodi Picoult. I liked her older books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 12/16/2013

    " A bit of a convenient ending, and I felt like the message about drinking and driving was a bit heavy, but a good story about a woman who has to deal with the trials that are thrown her way whether she wants to face them or not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosalie | 11/25/2013

    " Likable enough little book. Simply written with an efficient story line. Characters are fairly one dimensional. Still, the author does a respectable job with the themes of deceit, protection of loved ones, divorce and struggles of rebuilding a single-parent life. Likable but average; pleasant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sassacaia | 11/7/2013

    " Jodi Picoult-like but without the same oomph to her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Kantenwein | 10/28/2013

    " A daughter hits someone with the car and the mother takes the blame for it. Interesting to see how the coverup affects so many lives "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 10/20/2013

    " I am only part way though, but I can already tell this is going to be great! Vary deep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 christina | 9/28/2013

    " Interesting read- poses a great question, what lengths would you go to in order to protect your child. Good storytelling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 9/11/2013

    " This was okay, my second Barbara Delinsky book and I haven't been impressed so far. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandy Schroeder | 8/19/2013

    " I had to read this for a bookclub, and I'm gonna be honest here, it was awful. Totally predictable with very flat characters and an afterschool special ending. Blech! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/15/2013

    " Made me wonder what I would do if my daughter and I were in this position! A tough decision! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/8/2013

    " the author's style was personal reflective and easy to feel like you knew these characters. Appreciated the varying perspectives of daughter and mother sister and all "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elsie | 2/1/2013

    " Such true to life characters; everyone has cracks and faults. The people seem so real and the way they relate is also very realistic. I'll read more of the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/8/2012

    " Quick Read -- Good book about the relationship between a mother and her daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 11/23/2012

    " An interesting story of problems between family members brought out by a car accident. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terri | 2/7/2012

    " This book didn't grab my attention from the beginning; it was hard to get in to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 12/14/2011

    " A mother and daughter struggle with a devastating accident and the decision to be truthful or lie. At times it is a difficult read and will make you think how a decision made with the best intentions can effect your loved ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agnes (BeaderBubbe) | 9/12/2011

    " While I love Delinsky's books and this was a good one, it left me hanging at the end. I expected more at the end but generally was happy with the story.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/18/2011

    " Quite entertaining. I read it in one day. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 6/23/2011

    " Sounds like a hidden lesbian love story but in fact it's a story about how much a mother will do for her child. Could have been about 100 pages shorter. Kinda boring and the ending was not exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 6/11/2011

    " Very well written...amazing how a lie can barrel out of control and affect so many. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The | 5/14/2011

    " very fast read - decisions we make to protect our loved ones and the repercussions it can have. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 4/22/2011

    " A good holiday read but no need to take it home "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denya | 4/14/2011

    " A really good read about family relationships. It was really interesting to see all the secret between different people... Grace and Deborah, Deborah and Jill, Hal from his wife... I thought it was really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Msathos | 4/3/2011

    " With Delinsky's books (I've read two), I find that I cannot believe that ALL these problems occur at the exact same moment to ONE woman! The common theme, I guess, is that she's been a bit self-centered to see they were building . . . That being said, I couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 1/24/2011

    " It was decent, quick read. I found the emotions to be very relatable, but some plot lines were hard to believe. I'd still recommend it though... "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Delinsky

Barbara Delinsky, author of Escape, Not My Daughter, While My Sister Sleeps, The Secret Between Us, and Family Tree, has written more than twenty bestselling novels with over thirty million copies in print. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she also wrote a nonfiction book, Uplift: Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors, which is currently in its fifth printing. All of the proceeds from the book go to charity, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a BA in psychology from Tufts University and an MA in sociology from Boston College.

About the Narrator

Orlagh Cassidy is an audiobook narrator who has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, as well as nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a graduate of SUNY at Purchase and a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship. She has been seen on and off Broadway and in films, including Definitely Maybe and Calling It Quits. Her television credits include roles in Law & Order and Sex and the City and as Doris Wolfe on Guiding Light. She has done voice work for commercials in which she is probably best known for her role as the mom in the “BFF Jill” spots for AT&T.