Secrets We Keep - Barbara Freethy

Secrets We Keep

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2018-09-12
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 181 Ratings


"Another fabulous story—a mystery to solve, danger and romance all wrapped together. If you're not already a fan of Barbara Freethy, this story is sure to make you one." – Susan D., Goodreads

When firefighter Hunter Callaway makes a grisly discovery during a scorching fire at the house of his former high school sweetheart, everything he thought he knew about his past is now in question. The girl he'd loved, the one who'd broken his heart when she'd run away with another guy, might not have been who he thought she was. 

The last thing Cassidy Ellison ever wanted to do was revisit her past. But she's suddenly a suspect in a terrible crime, and while she might be able to put off the police, there's no running away from Hunter Callaway—not again. The boy of her dreams is now a man—an impatient, angry, demanding man who wants answers, some of which she has vowed never to speak. 

Staying silent has kept her alive, but now her secrets might not only take her life, but also Hunter's. As determined as Hunter is to make her talk, someone else is just as determined to keep her quiet…

What the readers are saying…

"I read SECRETS WE KEEP in one sitting and could not put it down. This is my "comfort food" author where I know I will enjoy and savor the story, still wanting more. The pace was consistent throughout the book and the character development had many layers where you were feeling happy, sad, anxious and overall feelings of hope for yet another Callaway." Debbie

"Oh, I loved it so much. Another great read by Ms. Freethy! It has lots of romance, drama and laughs as well. SECRETS WE KEEP is another Great Callaway story. You must read this one." Mary

"Falling in love is risky business for a Callaway in SECRETS WE KEEP. Freethy exercises every sense to create unforgettable. From the mind to the heart, nothing is off limits." Isha 

"SECRETS WE KEEP was intense, suspenseful, and kept me on the edge of who was the guilty one from Cassidy's past. Lots of twists and turns, almost being driven off a cliff, kidnapped, and almost shot. Lots of action to keep you on the edge. Loved it!!" Karen

Also Available:

The Callaways
On A Night Like This #1
So This Is Love #2
Falling For a Stranger #3
Between Now and Forever #4
Nobody But You #5 – (Novella)
All A Heart Needs #6
That Summer Night #7
When Shadows Fall #8
Somewhere Only We Know #9

The Callaway Cousins
If I Didn't Know Better #1
Tender Is The Night #2
Take Me Home #3 (Novella) 
Closer To You #4
Once You're Mine #5
Can't Let Go #6
Secrets We Keep #7

Whisper Lake Spin-Off Series
Always With Me #1
My Wildest Dream #2
Can't Fight The Moonlight #3
Just One Kiss #4


  • Fabulous Book!

    By cmatinale
    Back to the Callaway Family! What a fabulous book filled with drama, suspense, mystery and love! I was so happy to see Hunter and Cassidy get there HEA! I couldn’t put this book down until I got to the end! Barbara writes the best suspense, mystery, love stories!
  • Secrets We Keep

    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation Secrets We Keep is book 6 in the Callaway Cousins series but book 14 for the Callaways. Another well written, suspenseful, mystery, danger and romance all rolled into this book. While part of a series this book can be read as a standalone, but once you read any of theses books you will come back for more!! Cassidy Ellison and Hunter Callaway were high school sweethearts until Cassidy ran ways with another boy from the foster home she was living in at the time. Now years later she is a suspect in a gruesome crime at the foster home and has to return to her past and Hunter. Hunter Callaway makes a gruesome discovery when he and his crew are dispatched to a fire at the foster home of his high school sweetheart. Little does he know that finding the answers to Cassidy's past may be what brings them to a future together....
  • Another great Callaway book!

    By LoveDachshunds
    This is a very entertaining book! Each book in the Callaway series has been wonderful. The characters are very engaging. I liked that several of the characters from the previous books were part of this story. This book had a fast-moving plot that held my interest through the end. I totally recommend this book along with all of the books in the series.
  • Phenomenal

    By Moosech
    Full of the action-packed suspense and sizzling romance that Freethy is known for, the conclusion leaves you satisfied. This rapid page turner will have you on the edge of your seat from cover to cover.
  • Loved it!

    By IAGram
    Secrets We Keep by Barbara Freethy is the latest in the Callaway books. It stars Hunter, the injured firefighter who rode his motorcycle to South America, and Cassidy, his high school sweetheart. Note: this review contains spoilers! It all starts when Hunter back on the job discovers a body in the walls of the place where Cassidy used to live as a foster child. She disappeared on him 14 years ago, but this can’t be her, can it? If it isn’t, then where is she? Did she really run away with Tommy like she said? But it’s Tommy in the wall and Cassidy is found working in landscaping garden center. Unfortunately, Tommy’s death isn’t the only secret from that foster home. What happened to Molly, the girl that everyone one else said Cassidy made up? And when the foster dad’s car went off the road and killed him, was it an accident like everyone said, or something more sinister? Barbara does an excellent job of weaving self discovery, romance, and suspense into this book! It was beautiful how both Hunter and Cassidy learned to trust and love again. And I didn’t figure out the mystery so I was on the edge of my seat to find the really bad guy! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!
  • Loved it!

    By Grinandstampit
    Barbara Freethy is a master at weaving romance with intrigue and mystery. “Secrets We Keep” is no exception. I was drawn in from the very first paragraph till the last. This book features firefighter Hunter Callaway. His first day back on the job takes him to a fire at a house that brings memories of his high school girlfriend Cassidy. A gruesome discovery triggers a series of events that bring Cassidy and Hunter back in contact as they try to solve the secrets of the past. I could not put this book down as I followed the journey of Hunter and Cassidy. Kudos to Barbara Freethy for this five star read.
  • Exciting read!

    By Texas109
    Secrets We Keep continues Barbara Freethy’s series on the Callaway cousins. On his first day back at work after a severe fall firefighter Hunter Callaway makes a gruesome discovery...a body hidden behind a wall in the burned out house where his once teenage girlfriend lived as a foster child. The discovery puts him back in touch with Cassidy, whom he has not seen for fourteen years. Old feelings are rekindled as they try to help authorities find out the details of the murder and arson. The foster home was not a happy place for Cassidy and her experience left her with trust issues, but other fosters tell a different story about the couple who took children in. Who is telling the truth about what actually happened there? This is classic Freethy...good plot, excellent writing, evasion, suspense, suspicion, and yes, a little heat. I devoured the advance copy of this book and am happy to voluntarily review. Most highly recommend!
  • Another Callaway hit

    By Livesfornascarracing
    Yeah for the Callaways. If you don’t know them, start reading, you won’t be disappointed. Just sad this is the last Callaway story. Barbara’s stories keep you so engrossed with the characters you feel like you are part of the family. Just enough romance to keep the love flowing with lots of mystery and suspense. Another fantastic read. This one took me a little longer to read, not cause it wasn’t a great read, just did not want it to end. Of course I highly recommend. Since it is getting a little cooler outside warm up with these cost romance suspense books, you will not be sorry.
  • Great ending to the Calloway Cousin Series

    By Momma Tatty
    The final book in the Callaway Cousin series is Hunter Callaway and Cassidy Ellison’s story. They were high school sweethearts. Cassidy broke Hunter’s heart when she runs away on the the night of their junior prom. She runs away from her foster home with another boy Tommy from the home which made Hunter ever more upset. Fourteen years later a fire in the foster home uncovers a grim murder that will bring Hunter and Cassidy back in each other’s lives. True to a Barbara Freethy book there is suspense, romance, and twists and turns that keep the reader guessing and wanting to finish to find out all the answers. I am sad to see this series end but know there will be another exciting series with characters who will take us on new adventures. You can read this book on it’s own but is always great to catch up with the Callaway Family.