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Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite
Karen had endured so much pain in her marriage but somehow she stayed with her husband, until she realized that her 10-year-old daughter might be in danger. She packed her bags, left her daughter with her parents, and took off to Mexico with her three best friends for a much-needed vacation, after which she intended to start a new life with her daughter. The four ladies were surprised, shocked, and confused when, instead of clothes, Karen's suitcase was full of money, over a million dollars. With completely no knowledge of how the money ended up there or who it belonged to, they start spending it and having the vacation of their lives - until the owners of the money came calling.
A Suitcase Full of Secrets by Francesca Gray is a story about a woman, who, after staying in an abusive marriage for ten years finally got the courage to leave her husband and the chaos that followed her decision. It is a story full of drama and delight, and it was fascinating to follow the women on their extravagant Mexican vacation. I was amazed by how the vacation changed their lives as they all opened up about their burdens and secrets. Francesca Gray put together an excellent plot, full of twists and turns, and an incredible mix of characters, four women, all so different and yet best friends for life. Their different traits complement each other so well to create an engrossing story and the clash in their personalities enhances the drama and thrill.