Public Secrets

2009 | Bantam | Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Ebook

ISBN 0553386409, 9780553386400 

New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts deftly blends romance and suspense in this compelling novel of a woman whose career, marriage, and very life are threatened by the truth about her own past.
Emma McAvoy may have grown up in the limelight, but some secrets are hidden in a darkness no light can reach. Now on the verge of a successful career, and having fallen in love with the man of her dreams, Emma is looking to the future. Yet it’s the past that is about to catch up with her.


For Emma, her childhood had been almost like a rags-to-riches fairy tale—until the tragic night that changed her family forever. But what Emma thinks she knows about that terrible night and the man she’s about to marry is only half the truth. The other half is locked away in the last place she’d ever think to look: her own memories. It’s a mystery a handsome and relentlessly driven homicide detective needs to solve in a case that’s haunted him for years—and a secret someone will kill to keep.

Author Nora Roberts
Genre Romance novel
Published January 1990 (Bantam)
Media type Mass Market Paperback
Pages 493
Characters Emma McAvoy, Michael Kesselring
Setting United States of America
Literary Awards RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Single Title Contemporary Romance (1991)