Cadence didn't sit down one night and decide that downing
two bottles of wine was a brilliant idea.
Her drinking snuck up on her - as a way to sleep, to help her
relax after a long day, to relieve some of the stress of the
painful divorce that's left her struggling to make ends meet with
her five-year old son, Charlie.
It wasn't always like this. Just a few years ago, Cadence seemed
to have it all-a successful husband, an adorable son, and a
promising career as a freelance journalist. But with the
demise of her marriage, her carefully constructed life begins to
spiral out of control. Suddenly she is all alone trying to
juggle the demands of work and motherhood.
Logically, Cadence knows that she is drinking too much, and
every day begins with renewed promises to herself that she will
stop. But within a few hours, driven by something she doesn't
understand, she is reaching for the bottle - even when it means not
playing with her son because she is too tired, or dropping him off
at preschool late, again. And even when one calamitous night
it means leaving him alone to pick up more wine at the grocery
store. It's only when her ex-husband shows up at her door to
take Charlie away that Cadence realizes her best kept secret has
Heartbreaking, haunting, and ultimately life-affirming, Best
Kept Secret is more than just the story of Cadence-it's a
story of how the secrets we hold closest are the ones that can most
tear us apart.