Book Reviews of The Secret

The Secret
The Secret
Author: Cynthia Victor
ISBN-13: 9780451186041
ISBN-10: 0451186044
Publication Date: 6/1/1998
Pages: 350
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Onyx
Book Type: Paperback
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Devoted wife and mother of three, Miranda Scaeffer has put the best years of her life into being Stephen Schaeffer's better half. her husband, however, rewards her by taking off to California... with all their money.
Devastated and desperate to support her kids, Miranda comes up with a wild, daring idea. If it succeeds, she'll havewhat every woman dreams about: a fabulous new life and love. IF the secret she's concealing doesn't ost her everything she's worked so hard to attain.
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Miranda and Stephen meet and are married, producing three kids. Stephen begins writing and becomes a best selling author and begins to change toward his family. He was so much like my ex it was scary to read...
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Miranda Schaffer has put all her energy, love, and some of the best years of her life into being Stephen Schaffer's wife.
Stephen, a semi-successful advertising executive, writes a spy novel under a pseudonym. Success is all that Stephen needs to decide he doesn't need Miranda.
This is a great back-at-you story. You will enjoy this book.
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Miranda grew up among unhappy parents who argued constantly. She vowed never to be like them. So when she marries Stephen, she promptly becomes his adoring doormat. On a whim, Stephen writes a trashy adventure novel using the pen name Forrester. To everyone's surprise, the book is a best seller, and the royalties roll in. One day, Stephen seizes the chance to fake his death and begin a new life, with no wife, and no kids, and no responsibilities: he just takes the hidden money and runs off to write the great American novel he knows is in him. After the memorial service, Miranda discovers that all the money is gone. To survive, she writes another Forrester novel that the critics claim is the best yet, which predictably drives Stephen into a rage.

Most readers will get a vicarious thrill out of seeing the metamorphosis of the heroine turning into a powerful individual while watching the disintegration and descent into madness that overcomes Stephen. Cynthia Victor capitalizes on many a person's fantasy of evening the score with those who hurt them. This book is a delightful reading experience.
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This was a truly great revenge story LOL. I couldn't wait until he got his! A really good read.