"Can You Keep a Secret?" is hands down the best book I've read in what seems like months.
I am not a "Shopaholic" reader, so there will be no comparasions between the two (as there are in many of the previous reviews for this book). I have, however, read other Kinsella works. I've been more than pleased with both of the others I have read ("Remember Me?" and "The Gatecrasher", under the name Madeline Wickam), but "Can You Keep a Secret?" really stood out.
The plotline itself is quite different. A woman spills her secrets to a stranger on a plane when she begins to believe she is dying. Later it is found that said 'stranger' is actually the CEO of the company she works for. The novel revolves around love, two-way relationships, and secrets kept and told. However, don't let the seemingly simple plotline turn you off! Kinsella, with her fabulous timing, throws in many twists and turns that keep you from the very first page.
I was instantly captivated by Kinsella's writing, which has the immediate power to make you laugh out loud, cry, and fall in love with the characters (namely, Jack). Kinsella writes dialogue masterfully and witty as all get out! You KNOW the characters, you KNOW what they're really saying, you KNOW how they're really feeling, just from their dialogue.
"Can You Keep a Secret?" is one of those books that make you wish it never ended. I stand by Kinsella's writing style and story creativity. I have yet to be disappointed, and am doubtful I will ever be.