5 Books About Family Secrets

Luckily, what makes for an awkward family reunion also makes for gripping novels.

family secrets

Nobody creates a secret like a family—with their shared history and contentious psychodramas—and no one protects a secret like a family, either. From literary fiction to pulpy thrillers, these books detail forbidden love, grisly murders, and even supernatural energies at work. If you find yourself tempted to snoop through others’ medicine cabinets or creepy attics, these families’ legacies will make for ideal reading entertainment…and might even make you wonder what secrets your own clan could be hiding.


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About Natalie Zutter

Natalie Zutter

NATALIE ZUTTER has always been a voracious reader, from reading Agatha Christie and Entertainment Weekly above her age level as a kid to squeezing 52 books into the year whenever podcasts aren’t taking over her commute. A 2016 Amtrak Residency writer, Natalie also writes plays about superheroes and sex robots, and Tumblr rants about fandom. You can find her giggling over pop culture memes on Twitter @nataliezutter.

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