‘Secrets’-Danielle Steel

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Author: Danielle Steel

ISBN: 978-0-7181-2606-3

Price: 295 INR

Website:http://daniellesteel.net/ ANDhttp://www.randomhouse.com/features/steel/index.html

The story is about a TV show and the characters acting in it.

Manhattan is going to be a rocking television series produced my Melvin Wechsler who is tempered by tragedy in his personal life but he is known to have the midas touch to everything that he puts his hands on. He very carefully chooses the cast for his show.

Sabina Quarles: Woman of 45 who has managed to look and keep her body of a 18 year old girl. A fine actress who is self sufficient but has not achieved that mark in Hollywood and is striving for it.

Jane Adams: A 39 year old woman,dominated by her abusive and filthy rich husband.Spent the precious years of her career in looking after her 3 children and the husband. When Manhattan comes to her she is forced to chose between the all settled richie rich family life where she doesn’t have her say AND her bright career which awaits for her at her doorsteps.

Zack Taylor: A paragon of acting,man so much sought after in the film industry and a perfect actor of 43 has something attached to him which no one knows…he is secretive yet friendly.

Gabrielle Thornton- Smith: A rich 25 year old girl on the block who is fed up of her richness and wants to carve her name on her own and chooses the rough path to reach to the heights..acting. She is beautiful,intelligent,talented and is sure that with Manhattan she going to reach places.

Bill Warwick: A 33 year old actor who is struggling to settle down in his personal and professional life and is having a really bad time whenManhattan happens to him. To get hired in the show he has to hide a truth from Mel which he hates himself for but has no other way..he has to get this role any how and he decides to hide the truth of his life from Mel.

The story revolves round these characters and over a period of time you will discover that everyone has a secret hidden in their hearts and how each of it slowly comes out phase by phase. The novel will take you through the making of the show and the lifestyle of  the actors. These secrets when reach Mel,makes him uncomfortable since they can ruin the ratings of the show and he has to take a decision as to replace the cast or continue with the same….

I usually like Danielle’s novels but this one did not appeal too much to me. It has no punch or mystery to it as the title suggests. The secrets of the characters don’t shock you or put you in that thinking mode even once. So no mystery or suspense at all. The flow of writing is as usual good. Easy read .

My rating for this book is 2/5


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