Monday, 20 May 2013

GIVEAWAY: The Secrets They Kept by Joanne Tombrakos

I am helping Sarah's Reviews with some giveaways over the couple of months or so and this is the first. There are some great giveaways coming up, so please make sure you keep checking back and enter to win some fabulous books.

Title: The Secrets They Kept
Series: N/A
Author: Joanne Tombrakos
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 2011
Genre: Adult Women's Fiction

Every family has its secrets. Elena Poulous knew that. As an attorney she witnessed such deception every day. But she never thought her Greek-American family was like everybody else’s. She believed she knew everything there was to know about them - until the Saturday morning, the police knock on the door of her New York City apartment. Her otherwise organized and controlled life is suddenly disrupted as they inform her of the death of Yannis Poulous, a man she had never heard of, a man who has listed her as his next of kin.

As Elena sets out to settle his affairs, she encounters a web of secrets that have been silenced for a lifetime. A box of old letters she unearths in his Brooklyn apartment begin to help unravel the mystery. But the biggest part of the puzzle - why everyone in her family, especially her mother Kristina refuses to talk about him - proves the most difficult to discover.

The story unfolds over the course of the forty days that follow Yannis’ death, a time when according to the beliefs of the Greek Orthodox religion, the soul of the deceased remains close to the earth and to those it loves as it asks for the forgiveness of its sins.

The Secrets They Kept is a multi-generational story, of mothers and daughters, of cultural and religious influences that still exercise power, of hearts closing and opening, of secrets kept and discovered, all in the name of love and of family.

About the Author

Joanne Tombrakos is a creative digital strategist, writer and speaker who blogs on perspective and practical advice on living and working in the digital age at The Secrets They Kept is her first novel. She is also the author of It Takes An Egg Timer, A Guide To Creating The Time For Your Life.


Open Internationally
Ten (10) copies The Secrets They Kept either paperback OR Kindle
Ends 5th June 2013
Winners will have 24 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen

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  1. This sounds pretty good! I love mysteries like this! Spooky mysteries not so much, but uncovering family secrets is awesome :)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

  2. I've not heard of this book or author so thanks for sharing :) Multi generation story. I don't think I have read one of those in a long time, have I read one of those?? Hmmm I am thinking!