Can You Keep a Secret? Review

Can you keep a secret? This wasn’t my favorite Sophie Kinsella book.

In Sophie Kinsella’s Can You Keep a Secret?, Emma Corrigan confesses her deepest and darkest secrets to a man across the aisle on a stressful plan ride. Much to Emma’s embarrassment, this man is Jack Harper, her company’s CEO. Soon, all of Emma’s secrets about her boyfriend, friends, and co-workers are in jeopardy.

I’ve read Confession of a Shopaholic and My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella before and appreciated her fun and easy writing style. After doing some research into more of her books, I saw that a few people recommended this book and regarded it as their favorite Sophie Kinsella book. While there were aspects of this book that I enjoyed, I was overall disappointed with this book compared to the other books that I’ve read by this author.

Similar to my reading experience with My (Not So) Perfect Life, I really enjoyed the first half of this book, but really didn’t care for the second half of this book. I think Kinsella did a great job introducing the main character and plot at the beginning of this book. Additionally, I thought she weaved in Emma’s secrets in a funny and interesting way throughout the first half of the book. A lot of people have said this book is laugh-out-loud funny and I did find myself chuckling at the beginning of this book.

However, the book started going downhill in the second half for me. I think this was largely due to the romance in this book. For me, Jack Harper was too similar to other love interests in Kinsella’s books: he’s a somewhat cocky CEO with a lot of secrets. I found with Jack, however, he wasn’t as developed as her other love interests. Jack does something really awful to Emma in this book and I could really never see past it. Additionally, he is so secretive that readers never really know much about him which made it difficult to like him as a character and see his relationship with Emma as anything but surface level. This caused a lot of annoying and unnecessary drama in the second half of the book which made it a chore to finish.

Overall, I wasn’t impressed with Can You Keep a Secret? and would consider it my least favorite book from Sophie Kinsella so far. However, this isn’t the worst book that I’ve read all year and I did enjoy the first half. I give Can You Keep a Secret? three out of five stars.


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