The Secrets We Keep: A Love Story

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“A sensual and captivating first novel by D. R. Coghlan”

“A real page turner”

Escape. Fall in love. Mess Up. Escape … Something has to change

London, Dublin, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, Stockholm, Edinburgh, … With lively, well-rounded characters, The Secrets We Keep presents a rich and rewarding tale of Laura’s inner journey, clothed in the spectacular vistas and rich experiences of her travels and life in Europe.

Laura arrives in London with an overstuffed backpack and a deeply wounded spirit. Hitchhiking around Ireland she meets Jordi, from Barcelona. Falling for him is easy, so is the decision to travel across Europe to be with him. Making the relationship work though, is anything but simple.

She promises she will be back as she shoulders her backpack and takes off for more adventures. Soon she meets Olivia, with her own deep secrets. With Olivia, Laura races right past “girl crush”, headlong into her first same-sex relationship. Heart-broken and deeply conflicted she returns from her travels to build a life with Jordi.

But when you build on shaky ground …

The Secrets We Keep is a deeply emotional, tender-hearted story of a young woman trying to rise above the trauma in her life. Although deeply flawed, her passion and her determination to learn and grow will keep pushing her forward in search of answers.

Praise for

The Secrets We Keep


This is the 1st book I’ve read by D.R. Coghlan and she has done an excellent job. I will definitely be reading more of her books. The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book. I loved the chemistry between the characters.

– Jeanne Richardson

Goodreads 19 Jan 2019


I found this story to be a very enjoyable read. An amazing attention grabber with great characters, detail and depth that keeps you interested and totally engaged throughout. Great book by D.R. Coghlan.

– Nadea Croix

Goodreads 21 Feb 2019


This was a great book and very well written. You could immediately identify with the characters, and there were even some surprises that kept me fully engaged right to the end. I’m very excited to see what D.R. Coghlan comes out with next!

– Sylvia Lane

Goodreads 25 Jan 2019

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