How can you be true to your children when you can't be true to yourself
Lucy Murphy has one goal in life - to make sure that her twins get a better start than she did.
Having been abandoned by their father early in her pregnancy, and forced to walk away from a glittering future as a lawyer, she has vowed that nothing will block her children's dreams. She never talks about the past - only what lies ahead.
So when the twins get an opportunity to move to a prestigious school all Lucy sees is the fulfilment of every wish she's ever had for them. But maybe Lucy is confusing her thwarted ambitions with what her daughter and son really want. After all, like all 17-year-olds they have their own ideas about their lives, ideas they can't share with their mother.
Loving them as fiercely as she does, Lucy is blind to the risks of forcing her vision on her children. Until it's almost too late. To have any hope of surviving as a family all three of them are going to have to face up to some surprising and difficult truths.
Our Secrets and Lies is a moving, gripping and thought-provoking story about a mother learning the hardest lesson of all - how to let go of your children and how to live without them.
Praise for Sinéad Moriarty
'A heart-warming and a heart-breaking story, beautifully written and sensitive' Woman's Way
'A fascinating exploration of difficult subjects ... Moriarty writes with compelling authority' Irish Times
'There is warmth and heart aplenty in this delicately told story' Daily Mail
'OMG! I'm an emotional wreck after reading this novel, probably not helped by the fact that I pulled an all-nighter to finish it ... I just could not put it down' Eileen Dunne, RTÉ
'Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn't put it down.' Susan Lewis
'We ate this fabulous story up - 4 stars' Heat magazine
'Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.' Katie Fforde
'Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!' Paige Toon